Trey Grayson is currently the President & CEO of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. From 2011 to June 2014, he served as the Director of Harvard University's Institute of Politics. While at Harvard, Trey was known as an expert on the political views of millennials and the role of technology in politics and government. Prior to his time at Harvard, he was a two-term Secretary of State of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The youngest Secretary of State in the country at the time of his election, Trey was recognized as a national leader in government innovation, business services, election administration and civic education and served as Chair of the Republican Association of Secretaries of States and the President of the National Association of Secretaries of State. Before entering politics, he was an attorney with the law firms of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald and Keating, Muething & Klekamp. Trey received an A.B. in Government from Harvard College in 1994 and a JD/MBA from the University of Kentucky in 1998. He resides in Boone County with his wife, Nancy, and his daughters, Alex and Kate where he passionately roots for his fantasy football team, the Southern Comforts, as well as his UK Wildcats, Harvard Crimson, as well as the Reds and Bengals.
Whether assisting the Board of Directors or keeping the Chamber running smoothly, Stephanie's endless skills have earned her the nickname "MacGyver".
Sheri is our database wizard. No data is too difficult, no report too daring! Sheri handles those details that the rest of us just can't figure out!
Julie joined the Chamber in 2014 and is responsible for the NKY Chamber and Impact NKY financial reports, budget preparations, compliance and monitoring their financial health. Julie received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northern Kentucky University. Julie uses her keen eye for detail and wealth of financial knowledge to keep the Chamber on track, and she is a wiz with helping us get full function from our programs. Her interests include a love of boating and family.
Becky is the friendly voice you often hear when calling the Chamber. In between directing visitors, managing our many telephone requests, and helping with any project that comes her way, Becky knows more about the Chamber's inner-workings than just about anyone.
Bonnie's job at the Chamber is to make your visit a pleasant experience, by assisting you upon your arrival and bidding adieu upon your departure. Bonnie operates the front desk with genteel southern hospitality, and assists people calling the chamber with various and sundry inquiries, many of which can be quite comical in nature. Bonnie is an avid traveler and enjoys Pilates and swimming.
Naashom Marx is not your typical Kentucky girl, or maybe she is? Growing up she was influenced heavily by religions, cultures and the space around her. Her adventurous ways first took her just across the US to the top of the Grand Teton and over to Regis University in Denver where she received a BA in Liberal Arts. At 28 she found herself standing in the densely populated country of Bangladesh not only dressed like a native but speaking Bangla as easily as English. As a United States Peace Corps Volunteer, Naashom served in Bangladesh from 2003-2005. She is an alumnus of the University of Cincinnati where she was a Peace Corps Fellows and received a Master’s in Community Planning which focused on economic development. Upon graduation she was hired by NGO’s in Bangladesh and Uganda to bridge gaps between the non-profit and for-profit worlds. She focused on economic development that helped the underserved populations. Since her return to NKY, she served as Director for the Kentucky Innovation Network Program and as Economic Director for the City of Covington before coming to the Chamber.
Coordinator, Export Compliance
While Tim's official title is Coordinator of Export Compliance, he's known around these parts as the "Chamber Seal Extraordinaire!" Tim's devotion to customer service, hard work and can-do attitude make him a favorite of Chamber Seals clients who need export documents processed quickly and correctly every time.
Ruth Eger has been Vice President of Membership & Strategic Initiatives since August, 2013. In that role, Ruth works with her team to increase and retain membership. Prior to this position, Ruth had served as Executive Director of the Northern Kentucky Leadership Foundation and Program Director for Leadership Northern Kentucky for 12 years. Other than a two year stint in Alexandria, VA, Ruth has been a life-long resident of Northern Kentucky and resides in Erlanger with her husband, Jeff. In her spare time, Ruth enjoys travelling, spending time with family, especially her 4 grandchildren, and is a self-proclaimed foodie.
Joni Huffmyer has been with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce since 2002. Prior to assuming her position in the membership department, Joni served as program director for Regional Youth Leadership, a non-profit program at the Chamber. Joni assists with the day-to-day operations of the membership department. She is responsible for the annual membership billing, renewals, and other member related invoicing. She assists with maintaining the Chamber's database, getting members engaged at the Chamber, and managing the Ambassadors Committee. In her spare time, Joni enjoys traveling, volunteer/mission work, spending time with family, reading and discussing books with her book club.
Pam Mastruserio has been a part of our staff for 14 years, 13 years as VP of Special Events, handling the Chamber's largest events such as the Annual Golf Outing, Eggs 'N Issues and Annual Dinner. In 2015 she became VP of Women's Initiative. Prior to coming to the chamber, Pam was the Executive Director of the Waynesville (Ohio) Area Chamber of Commerce for nine years. Pam enjoys spending time with her seven grandchildren and traveling to Clearwater Beach, FL for some sun and sand. A calligrapher, she also has an Etsy business of handmade beaded tableware called Elegant Entertaining.
Director, Member Investments & Engagement
A former small business owner, L-A knows how to use the Chamber of Commerce to build a business! Her job is to bring companies-large and small, new and old-into our NKY Chamber Family. When they arrive, she gets them oriented and connects them to new friends and referral partners. L-A works with members to develop a strategic plan that will ensure that they get the very most out of their membership. She also give lots of hugs and high-fives…the success of our members is her top priority…and the perfect excuse for a happy hour any day.
Director, Sponsor Investments
Diana uses her business experience to guide members to develop a strategy for sponsorships and advertising. She has a gift for listening to our members and helping them to find the best ways to leverage their advertising and sponsorship budget to improve visibility and expand client networks. Diana is fluent in Spanish, and in her spare time she is an avid gardener.
As Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, Adam leads the Chamber’s efforts in advocating for members in Washington DC, Frankfort and local government. Prior to joining the Chamber, Adam served as President of the Campbell County Economic Progress Authority, Inc. (CCEPA) and before that as an Aide to Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. Adam is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and resides in Fort Thomas with his wife Rachel and daughter Everly.
Rena has a deep love for words and good stories, and is the face behind our Business Journal Magazine, e-news and social media channels. Her career path has wound through social services, manufacturing, corporate and non-profit work, giving her a great appreciation for all kinds of businesses, and the people who get the job done from the floor up. In her free time, she enjoys the rich cultural opportunities this region offers.
As Director of Special Events, Christie Rogers produces the Chamber's signature events, including the Annual Dinner, Annual Golf Outing, and Eggs 'N Issues, giving members opportunities to network, build relationships, and build their business skills. Prior to the NKY Chamber, Christie worked with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's leadership programs and currently serves on the board of the Cincinnati chapter of ISES (International Special Events Society). A proud graduate of Northern Kentucky University, Christie is a life-long Northern Kentucky resident and in her spare time enjoys patronizing our region's great arts and cultural institutions.
Brooke helps to ensure that all Chamber events run smoothly while providing superior customer service to our members. In addition to coordinating with Director of Special Events (Christie!), and our special event committees, to plan and execute some of the Chamber’s signature events (Annual Dinner, Eggs ‘N Issues, Emerging 30, Golf Outing, Sporting Clay Shoot, etc…), she enjoys researching new event ideas and evaluating and improving existing events. Additionally, she loves looking for creative ways to promote events via social media and email marketing to targeted audiences. Follow her on Twitter and she will keep you tuned in to all the NKY Chamber happenings.
Leisa has an enthusiasm for her job and for helping others that is contagious! She brings out the best in those around her and makes our office an even better place to work.
Ann Marie Whelan
Regional Youth Leadership
Ann Marie Whelan joined the NKY Chamber in March 2014 as Program Director for Regional Youth Leadership (RYL), a non-profit leadership program for high school juniors from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Using the community as our classroom, RYL collaborates with local business and civic leaders as well as individual schools to enhance the educational experience and complement academic classroom learning for our students. Prior to joining the Chamber, Ann Marie spent thirteen years working in higher education at Xavier University. When she's not in session with her RYL students, Ann Marie enjoys spending time with her family at Lake Cumberland.
If you've been involved for the Chamber for very long, chances are you've had a conversation with Amanda. During her ten-plus years here, she been dedicated to addressing workforce needs for companies and working with community partners to develop educational initiatives to address workforce issues. Amanda has her finger on the pulse of what is happening all around town - she's our "go to" person for what to do on weekends!