The Roanoke Regional Chamber, western Virginia’s largest business organization, has elected its 2019 officers and directors. John D’Orazio, president & CEO of RGC Resources, Inc. has been elected chair. Other officers are: Terry Jamerson, The Roanoke Times, past-chair; Mark Hudzik, Member One Federal Credit Union, chair-elect; Eddie Hunter, First Citizens Bank, vice chair of membership; Matt Pumo, WDBJ7, vice chair of public policy; Susan Still, HomeTown Bank, vice chair of economic development; Chris Wingfield, Brown, Edwards & Company, vice chair of operations/treasurer; Greg Brock, Firefli, vice chair at large; Larry Jackson, Appalachian Power, vice chair at large; Rick James, Adams Construction, vice chair at large; Joyce Waugh, Roanoke Regional Chamber, president and secretary.

New board members are: Husain Alam, Alam Design Group; Chad Brown, SunTrust; Joe D’Angelo, Oak Hall Industries; Shawn Edwards, BB&T; Joe Hoff, Friendship Retirement Community; Stephen Lemon, Martin, Hopkins & Lemon, P.C.; Max Wiegard, Gentry Locke.

Continuing to serve on the board are: Steve Arner, Carilion Clinic; Dr. N.L. Bishop, Jefferson College of Health Sciences; Penny Burch, Magic City Motor Corp; Ruth Cassell-Huynh, Family Service of Roanoke Valley; Beth Doughty, Roanoke Regional Partnership; Dr. Kay Dunkley, Roanoke Higher Education Center; Mike Hamlar, Hamlar Curtis Funeral Home; Dr. Lesa Hanlin, Virginia Tech Roanoke Center; Dr. Brian O. Hemphill, Radford University; Landon Howard, Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge; Dr. David Johns, Ferrum College; Dr. Pareena G. Lawrence, Hollins University; Michael Maxey, Roanoke College; Allison McGee, Kroger Mid-Atlantic; Jeff Merritt, Cox; Craig Parrent, Union Bank and Trust; Sean Peters, Tech Squared, Inc.; Matt Pumo, WDBJ7; Dr. Robert Sandel, Virginia Western Community College; Eddie Smith, Marsh & McLennan Agency; Jeff Smith, Voltage Leadership; Chris Stevens, Woods Rogers; Wayne G. Strickland, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission; Dr. Jennifer E. Walker, Balance Wellspace; Tina Workman, Downtown Roanoke, Inc.

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