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Staff


Trey Grayson

Trey Grayson
President & CEO
859.578.8800

tgrayson@nkychamber.com     LinkedIn   Twitter

 

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.

 Administration

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Stephanie Beach
VP Administration
859.578.6390
sbeach@nkychamber.com

Whether assisting the Board of Directors or keeping the Chamber running smoothly, Stephanie's endless skills have earned her the nickname "MacGyver".

Sheri Goodenough

Sheri Goodenough
Manager, Database
859.578.6393
sgoodenough@nkychamber.com     LinkedIn

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 Rottman

Julie Rottman, CPA
VP, Finance
859.578.6392

 

 

jrottman@nkychamber.com     LinkedIn

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.

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Becky Warneford
Receptionist
859.578.8800
bwarneford@nkychamber.com

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 Silva

Bonnie Silva
Receptionist
859.578.8800

 

 

bsilva@nkychamber.com

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.

 

Business Growth & International Trade

Naashom Marx

Naashom Marx
Vice President
859.578.6385

 

 

nmarx@nkychamber.com     LinkedIn   Twitter

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.

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Tim Norris
Coordinator, Export Compliance
859.426.3825
tnorris@nkychamber.com     LinkedIn

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.

 

Member Relations & Strategic Initiatives

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Ruth Eger
Vice President
859.578.6395

 

 

reger@nkychamber.com     LinkedIn   Twitter

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 four grandchildren, and is a self-proclaimed foodie.

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Joni Huffmyer
Manager
859.578.6399
jhuffmyer@nkychamber.com     LinkedIn   Twitter

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.

 

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Pam Mastruserio
Vice President
Women's Initiative
859.578.6384
pam@nkychamber.com     LinkedIn   

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.

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Laura-Aurora Stopa
Director, Member Investments & Engagement
859.578.6382
lastopa@nkychamber.com     LinkedIn   Twitter

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.

 

Diana McGlade

Diana McGlade
Director, Sponsor Investments
859.578.6381
dmcglade@nkychamber.com     LinkedIn

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.

 

Public Affairs & Communications

 

Alex Kraemer

Alex Kraemer
Manager,
Public Affairs
859.578.6391
akraemer@nkychamber.com   LinkedIn   Twitter

Alex serves as the Public Affairs Manager for the Chamber. He earned his bachelors degree from the University of Dayton and his MPA from Northern Kentucky University. He previously worked for an Ohio state representative in Columbus and United States Senator Rob Portman in Cincinnati. Alex is currently renovating his Dayton, KY house with his wife, Courtney.

 

 

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Rena Gibeau
Manager,
Creative Services
859.578.6383
rgibeau@nkychamber.com    LinkedIn   Twitter

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.

 

Special Events

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Christie Rogers
Director
859.426.3652
crogers@nkychamber.com     LinkedIn   Twitter

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.

Lexxie Beckmeyer

Lexxie Beckmeyer
Coordinator
859.426.3651

lbeckmeyer@nkychamber.com     LinkedIn

Lexxie is the newest member of the Special Events team. Lexxie is an NKY native and recent graduate of Western Kentucky University. Lexxie helps to ensure that all Chamber events run smoothly while providing superior customer service to our members. 

 

 

 

 

IMPACT Northern Kentucky Inc.

 

Leadership

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Leisa Mulcahy
IMPACT Executive Director/Program Director Leadership Northern Kentucky
859.578.6388

lmulcahy@nkychamber.com     LinkedIn   Twitter   Leadership Northern Kentucky Facebook Page

Leisa Mulcahy is the Executive Director of IMPACT Northern Kentucky, the non-profit affiliate of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Leisa is also the Program Director of Leadership Northern Kentucky, an adult development program that uses the community as a classroom to develop leaders to effectively serve the Northern Kentucky region. Leisa is a proud graduate of Thomas More College with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. She serves on the St. Elizabeth Community Relations Committee and the American Cancer Society's Strider's Ball Committee. Leisa has an enthusiasm for her job and for helping others that is contagious! She brings out the best in those around her.

Ann Marie Whelan

Ann Marie Whelan
Program Director
Regional Youth Leadership
859.578.6398
amwhelan@nkychamber.com     LinkedIn   Twitter   Regional Youth Leadership Facebook Page

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. 

 
 

Workforce Solutions

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Amanda Dixon
Vice President
859.578.6396
adixon@nkychamber.com     LinkedIn   Twitter

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!

Bobbie Hendrick

Bobbie Hedrick
Coordinator, Impact Northern Kentucky
Workforce/Leadership Development
859.578.6387

bhedrick@nkychamber.com     LinkedIn

Bobbie Hedrick started working with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce in March of 2014 as a Work Study while she continued with her education to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. As the Coordinator for IMPACT NKY, Bobbie will be providing support for the Foundation of the Chamber which serves to positively enhance the NKY business climate by increasing the region’s workforce and leadership pipeline and carrying out charitable objectives of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.


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