Meet Your Chamber Ambassadors





Jeff Howard
ARCpoint Labs of Salem

2013, 2014 & 2015 Ambassador
of the Year
Four Years as an Ambassador


Renee Ayers
The Hotel Roanoke
& Conference Center

2010 Ambassador of the Year
Six Years as an Ambassador

Kathy Bibb

Three Years as an Ambassador

Paige Darby
Rutherfoord, a Marsh and McLennan Agency, Inc.

First Year as an Ambassador

Ivy Dill
First Citizens Bank

2013-2015 Ambassador Chair
2011 Ambassador of the Year
2011 Jack C. Smith Top Producer Award Winner
Ten Years as an Ambassador


Shireen Buckley Fleshman
Corrugated Container Corporation

Fifteen+ Years as an Ambassador


Carolyn Gearhart
SERVPRO of Roanoke, Montgomery & Pulaski Counties

Five Years as an Ambassador

Gwyn Gilliam
Gwyn C. Gilliam, AIA

First Year as an Ambassador


Jonathan D. Puvak
Gentry Locke Attorneys

First Year as an Ambassador


Kristi Sutherland
CBIZ Payroll
First Year as an Ambassador


Vicki Thompson
Leisure Media 360
Three Years as an Ambassador

Matthew Zimmerman
Union Bank
Two Years as an Ambassador




Would you like to have the opportunity to expand your client base while volunteering for an organization that creates a climate for your business to be successful?

Chamber Ambassadors are a key group of Chamber volunteers. Through member interaction on calls, visits, and at Chamber events, Ambassadors provide member service assistance by reinforcing the benefits of Chamber membership, increasing the members’ knowledge of the Roanoke Regional Chamber, soliciting members’ input on Chamber programs, and opening more channels of communication between Chamber leadership and members.

Becoming an Ambassador, allows you to create contacts in the business community, open the door for you to do business in the Roanoke Region, network with fellow Ambassadors, support the Chamber’s mission, and enjoy volunteering for the Chamber.

Ambassadors hold their monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at 4 PM. Ambassadors are asked to attend a minimum of nine monthly meetings and make a minimum of three visits or six calls to Chamber members each month. The Ambassador of the Year is awarded at the Chamber’s annual meeting. Quarterly incentives are also given for you and your company.

If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, contact Cally Smith , vice president of membership and branding strategy, at 983.0700 x105.