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Leadership Team

We're a team of professionals working with the business professionals of the Lake Norman region, from those in the corporate community to those in the medical community, from those in retail to those in real estate and recreation. You can visit our staff in our offices at 19900 West Catawba Avenue in Cornelius weekdays 8am-5pm or reach any of us by calling (704) 892-1922.

William "Bill" Russell

William E. Russell, CCE, IOM

President & CEO

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce
704.892.1922 ext. 205

Leslie Reid

Leslie Reid

Executive Vice President

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce
704.892.1922 ext. 205

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Brett Hicks

Vice President, Investor Relations and Development

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce
704.892.1922 ext. 205


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Holly Zienka

Finance Director, Bookkeeper

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce 



Board of Directors


Jeff Tarte

2024 Board Chair

2024 Board of Directors

Cribb Philbeck, LLC

Douglas Marion

Douglas Marion

2023 Immediate Past Board Chair

2024 Board of Directors

Advanced Wealth Strategies

Brian Sisson

Brian Sisson

2025 Board Chair Elect

2024 Board of Directors

Communications & Marketing Chair

The Range at Lake Norman

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April Patterson

2024 Board of Directors

2024 Finance Chair

ServisFirst Bank

Jim Combs

Jim Combs

2024 Board of Directors

2024 Business Growth Chair

Raymond James Financial – Williamson Wealth

Beth Cashion2

Beth Cashion

2024 Board of Directors

2024 Public Policy Chair

ABNO Group

Leah Trowbridge 2023

Leah Trowbridge

2024 Board of Directors

2024 Community Affairs Chair

The McIntosh Law Firm, P.C.


Ron Beard

2024 Board of Directors

Membership Programs & Services Chair

Charlotte Payroll

2024 Board of Directors

John Alexander - STOP Restoration  

Lisa Bass - PPLSI

Beth Bledsoe - MSC Industrial Supply

Stacie Bright - Northpointe Bank

Nichole Johnson Burton - Novant Health, Huntersville Medical Center

Mariano Doble - Davidson Village Inn

Scott T. Fletcher - CWB Duke Energy

Pat Jackson - Allen Tate

David Keith - Artisan Direct

Bill Leonard - Atrium Health

Alec Natt - EnergyUnited

Karen Tovar - The Tovar Group

Tracy Mattison Brandon - Town of Davidson

Scott Higgins - Town of Cornelius

Edwin Quarles - Town of Huntersville

Ex-Officio Members

Sally Ashworth, CDME -  Executive Director, Visit Lake Norman

Brandi Jones - (Lake Norman Education Collaborative) - Angles and Sparrows

Daniel Houston - (Lake Norman Diversity Council) - John Maxwell Team, EVP

Casey Broome - (Lake Norman Young Professionals) - Premier Planning Group, Inc.

Ryan McDaniels, Executive Director - Lake Norman Regional Economic Development Corp.