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Staff

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 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
russell@lakenormanchamber.org

Sylvia Spury

Sylvia Spury

Executive Vice President & COO

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce
704.892.1922 x201
sylvia@lakenormanchamber.org

Jack Stevens

Jack Stevens

Membership Services

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce
704.892.1922 EXT. 204
stevens@lakenormanchamber.org

Erika Erlenbach

Erika Erlenbach

2021 Board Chair

Ascension Law

Richard Pappas

Richard Pappas

2020 Past Chairman of the Board

First National Bank

David Keith

David Keith

2022 Board Chair Elect

Artisan Signs and Graphics

Douglas Marion

Douglas Marion

2021 Board of Directors, Finance Chair

Advanced Wealth Strategies

Dale Gillmore

Dale Gillmore

2021 Board of Directors
Business Growth, Vice Chair

Quest - Business Succession and Exit Planning

Brian Sisson

Brian Sisson

2021 Board of Directors / Communications & Marketing, Vice Chair

The Range at Lake Norman

Karen Bentley

Karen Bentley

2021 Board of Directors
Community Affairs, Vice Chair

Bentley Consulting Group

Karen Tovar

Karen Tovar

2021 Board of Directors / Membership Programs & Services, Vice Chair

The Tovar Group

Jeff Tarte

Jeff Tarte

2021 Board of Directors
Public Policy, Vice Chair

Zennergy, LLC

2021 Board of Directors

Jason Colvin - Jason Colvin State Farm Insurance 

David Frescatore -  EnergyUnited

Dr Brian Cain - Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center

Joshua Dobi, CFP - North Main Financial Group, LLC 

Joe Labovitz - Atrium Health (Carolina's HealthCare System)

Roger Layman - RLA Architecture

Sam James - James Funeral Home 

Christine Pulley - Duke Energy / McGuire Nuclear Station

Stephen Szilagyi - MSC Industrial Supply

Stephen Melton - Central Carolina Insurance Agency

Mayor Rusty Knox - Town of Davidson

Dan Boone (Commissioner), Town of Huntersville)

Tricia Sisson, (Commissioner) Town of Cornelius

Ex-Officio Members

Sally Ashworth, CDME -  Executive Director, Visit Lake Norman

Ivonne Reed (Lake Norman Education Collaborative) - LaunchPoint Consulting

Major Pat Brown  (Lake Norman Diversity Council) - CPCC Merancas Campus, Public Safety

Andy Nock  (Lake Norman Young Professionals)

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

Brian Sisson  The Range At Lake Norman

Holly Zienka, Finance Director - Holly serves as the bookkeeper for the Chamber overseeing the financial operations including membership receivables and payables. Holly has worked over 15 years in both public and corporate accounting sectors. She has focused on non-profit accounting over the last several years with various non-profits and churches. Holly attended Central CT State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. She resides in Mount Pleasant with her husband and 2 children.