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Board of Directors

Chamber Board of Directors
President: Shana Smith, Asbury Park
Staff Liaison: Paige Nachtigal, Director of Marketing & Communications
President Elect:  Rodd Kreie, Great Plains Biosciences Group
Past President:  Leroy Koehn, Koehn Painting Co., LLC
Executive Director: Pam Stevens
Board Members
Rick Toews, Secretary, First Bank
Michael Lunsford, Treasurer, Meridian Center
                Christa Jahay, Officer, Regier Construction, INC
                Viktoria Bichet, Officer, ASAP Auto Works, LLC
                Brad Elliott, Realty Connections
                Bethany Martin, Faith & Life Bookstore
Owen Kindall, NYP, First Bank
                David Stucky, Adrian & Pankratz, P.A. 
Tina Payne, Harvey County United Way
Doug Scheible, Full Vision, INC
Loni Jensen, Hutchinson Community College
Ken Hall, American Family Insurance
     Patty Meier, Mojo's Coffee Bar
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:  Shana Smith, Asbury Park
Staff Liaison: Paige Nachtigal, Director of Marketing & Communications
President Elect:   Rod Kreie, Great Plains Biosciences Group
Past President:  Leroy Koehn, Koehn PaintingCo., LLC
Treasurer:  Michael Lunsford, Meridian Center
Secretary:  Rick Toews, First Bank
Officer at Large:  Christa Jahay, Regier Construction, INC
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
Members:
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: Shana Smith, Asbury Park
Members
Shana Smith, Chairman of the 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: Shana Smith
Members:
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

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