Mac has been serving as President of the Alamance Chamber for 15 years. In this capacity, he also serves as the County’s Economic Developer. Prior to coming to Alamance County, he served as the Economic Development Director for the City of Asheville and before that as the VP of Economic Development for the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. In total, Mac has over 40 years of experience in Chamber and Economic Development management in North Carolina. Mac says that in his role, no two days are the same, and that is what he loves most about this work.
Mac is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and the Institute for Organization Management at the University of Georgia. Additionally, he holds a Certified Economic Developer credential from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Mac remains engaged in his community as a member of the Alamance Rotary Club (where he has also served as President). He resides in Elon and enjoys playing golf in his spare time.
As Vice President of the Alamance Chamber, Reagan’s primary focus areas are membership development and recruitment, sponsorship development, and member programs/events. She has been with the Chamber for seven years, providing leadership over a variety of areas including marketing and communications. Reagan is a graduate of Alamance Community College and holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Organizations Management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Institute for Organization Management at the University of Georgia. She serves on the Alamance Regional Charitable Foundation Board of Directors (five years); the Carolina Association for Chamber of Commerce Executives Board of Directors (one year); and was a 2017 Little Pink Houses of Hope Dancing with the Stars participant. Reagan spends her leisure time cooking, shopping, playing with her three-year-old son, and spending as much time as possible with family and friends.
As Director of Workforce and Leadership Development, Laura facilitates chamber programs associated with cultivating business support for education and leadership development. She has been with the Chamber for seven years. Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Certificate in Computer Graphics from GTCC. She currently serves on the United Way Board of Directors and previously held the Chair of Community Impact position. As a committee member for Junior Achievement and a program volunteer, Laura is passionate about giving back to the community she calls home. She enjoys creative projects in her spare time, including DIY home decor and graphic design.
Andrea is the Director of Existing Industry Services for the Chamber. In this role, she partners with local businesses, connecting them with resources to help them thrive in Alamance County. She has been with the Chamber for ten years and has prior experience in research and marketing. Andrea earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Appalachian State University and graduated from the Economic Development Institute. As a board member for the Alamance Human Resources Association and Regional Partnership Workforce Development Board, and a member of the NC Economic Developers Association, she uses her time and talents to make a difference in the community. Her hobbies include running, cooking, baking, spending time with family, and being outdoors.
As Workforce and Leadership Development Coordinator, Jenna assists with planning events and meetings associated with education initiatives and leadership development. She also designs and distributes program marketing materials. Jenna has an Associate in Arts degree from Alamance Community College and previous experience as an office assistant for Word of Life Family Church. In her current role, she has the opportunity to meet and work with many people from across the county. Jenna is a Junior Achievement Volunteer and a regular childcare provider at her church. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, shopping, and spending time with her family, husband, and puppy.
As Office Manager and Bookkeeper, Lisa is likely the first person you will speak with when you contact the Chamber. Her role covers a broad spectrum of duties including customer service, membership data management, day to day operations, accounts receivable, and accounts payable. After 32 years of service, she has seen the Chamber grow and enhance its programs to make a greater impact in the community. Lisa has an Associate of Applied Science from Guilford Technical Community College and is a North Carolina Notary Public. When she’s not serving the Chamber and its members, you can find her exercising, reading, or spending time with family and friends.
As Economic Development Associate, Julia plays an active role in promoting Alamance County as an exceptional location to do business. Her role involves marketing local sites and buildings to companies looking to relocate or expand. With a background in sales and marketing and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of Georgia, she applies her knowledge to economic development initiatives that are vital to our county’s success. In her spare time, she enjoys the arts, particularly dance, theatre, and writing. (Julia is a self-published author.) She also loves spending time with her husband, daughter and puppy.
Kelly is the Chamber’s Membership & Marketing Coordinator. In addition to assisting with membership development, programming, and events, she is responsible for the development and execution of the Chamber’s communication strategies. These include digital content, email marketing, and social media management. Kelly holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with a Minor in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a graduate of the Leadership Alamance Class of 2017. Outside work, she enjoys being outdoors (when it’s warm), exercising, reading and spending time with her family and friends. You can also find her cheering on the Carolina Panthers during football season.