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Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce Staff

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Main Office - Bedford

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Office Coordinator
Main Office - Bedford

Director of Membership & Marketing

Main Office - Bedford

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Director of Special Events & Communications
Satellite Office - Forest
Janet W Janet Walton
Special Events Assistant
Satellite Office - Forest 


2017 Board of Directors

The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce is managed by its President and an all-volunteer Board of Directors.  Our Board brings to the Chamber many years of experience from their positions within their companies and within the community.  Most Board members are elected for three year terms, and at the end of their three-year terms, many of them return to serve an additional three years. Board membership requires dedication and caring, an ability to make sound decisions, excellent stewardship of the Chamber’s finances, and many hours of hard work.  Our Board members are always willing to lend a hand at events, donate a needed piece of equipment, and to offer their support in so many other areas when they’re called upon.

Patti O. Jurkus
Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital 

Vice Chairman

Scott Hall
BNC Bank

Finance Chairman
Kim Snow
Fostek Corporation


Beth Bankston
Centra Health, Inc.

Stan Bennett
Arthur's Business Service

Tammy Brown
Union Bank & Trust

Justin Cappelmann
Teva Pharmaceuticals

Mary Jo Boone
Bedford Area Family YMCA 

Cline Dooley

Patrick Gatti
Central Virginia Community College

Jeff Hubbard
Putney & Hubbard PLLC

Kim Ivory
Sam's Club

Abe Loper
Northwestern Mutual

Todd Marr
Wooldridge Heating Air & Electrical

Jim McCabe

WDBJ7 Television, Inc.

Bill Moss
Foster Fuels

Holly Roark

First Bank & Trust Co.

Jason Sharpe

Kevin Turner

Century 21 All-Service

Darryl Williams
Generation Solutions

Jeff Wood


G. Carl Boggess
Bedford County Administrator

Charles Kolakowski
Town Manager, Town of Bedford

Dr. Douglas Schuch
Bedford County Public Schools

Nicole Johnson
Bedford County Tourism