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Board of Directors

Chamber Board of Directors
President: Rod Kreie, Great Plains Biosciences Group
Staff Liaison:
President Elect:  Michael Lunsford, Meridian Center
Past President:  Shana Smith, Asbury Park
Executive Director: Pam Stevens
Board Members
                Michael Lunsford, President -Elect, Meridian Center
                Christa Jahay, Treasurer, Regier Construction, INC
                Viktoria Bichet, Officer, ASAP Auto Works, LLC
                Stefanie Hayes, Officer, Newton Medical Center
                Bethany Martin, Faith & Life Bookstore
                Owen Kindall, NYP, First Bank
                Ron Harder, RE/MAX Associates
                Tina Payne, Harvey County United Way
                Doug Scheible, Full Vision, INC
                Loni Jensen, Secretary,  Hutchinson Community College
                Ken Hall, American Family Insurance
           Patty Meier, Mojo's Coffee Bar
                Eric Fair, Fair Chiropractic
                Willis Heck, Individual Member
Composition: As per Chamber by-laws
Purpose: To direct the affairs of the Chamber through policy decisions, leadership and personal improvement.
Meetings: Monthly, 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. in Chamber Board Room

Executive Committee
President:  Rod Kreie, Great Plains Biosciences Group
Staff Liaison:Director of Marketing & Communications
President Elect:   Michael Lunsford, Meridian Center
Past President:  Shana Smith, Asbury Park
Treasurer:  Christa Jahay, Regier Construction, INC
Secretary:  Loni Jensen, Hutchinson Community College
Officer at Large:  Stefanie Hayes, Via Christi Clinic
Officer at Large:  Viktoria Bichet, ASAP Auto Works, LLC
Executive Director: Pam Stevens
Composition: As per Chamber by-laws
Purpose: Shall act on behalf of the Board of Directors when the Board is not in session, provides direction to CEO; works with CEO on internal affairs. Is responsible to the Board.
Meetings: Monthly, 2nd Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. in Board Room

Greater Newton Foundation
President:  Board of Directors
Composition: Per GNF by-laws
Purpose: To oversee the activity and make policy decisions for GNF Investment.
Meetings: As needed

Past President's Meeting
Chairperson: Shana Smith, Asbury Park
Staff Liaison: Pam Stevens, Executive Director
Alex Carbajal
Bev Metcalf
Bill Hake
Charles Koehn, Jr.
Daniel Heinze, Jr.
Dick McCall
Evelyn Gregg
Gary Hill
James Suderman
Jean Coleman
Joe Robb
John Robb
John Suderman
Keith Rhoades
Ken Hall
Leroy Koehn
Merrill Raber
Phil Anderson
Ray Penner
Rod Nicholson
Ron Lang
Ted Ice
Tim Richards
Todd Tangeman
Tom Williams

Meetings: Monthly on the 1st Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. in the Chamber Board Room

Chamber's Community Development Administration Council
Chairperson: Rod Kreie, Great Plains Bioscience Group
            Rod Kreie, Chairman of the Chamber Board
Randy Riggs, City Manager Newton
Leroy Koehn, City of Newton - Mayor
Mickey Fornaro-Dean, HCEDC
Tim Johnson, City of Newton
Ray Penner, Member at Large
Doug Scheible, Full Vision, INC
Pam Stevens, Executive Director
Meetings: 1st Friday at 7:00 a.m. at Newton Medical Center

Public/Private Partners Council
Chairperson: Rod Kreie
Representatives from Cities of Newton and North Newton
Harvey County
USD #373
Harvey County Economic Development Council
Hutchinson Community College
Bethel College
Newton Young Professionals
State Legislative Representatives
Newton Area Chamber of Commerce
Meetings: Monthly, 2nd Friday at 7:00 a.m. at Charlie's Restaurant

Newton News
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Test drive a Dodge Ram to help raise money for our school!
College students invited downtown for an evening of local fun!
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