Kyle Spurgeon
President/CEO
Kyle Spurgeon is president/CEO of Jackson Chamber, Jackson, TN. The organization represents 1250+ business members in Jackson/Madison County and parts of West Tennessee. Before joining the chamber, Spurgeon was vice-president, Read More
Ryan Porter
Chief Operating Officer/General Counsel
Ryan Porter joined the chamber staff in 2011. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Criminal Justice and the Nashville School of Law. As the Chief Read More
Vicki Bunch
Manager of Workforce Development
As manager of Workforce Development, Bunch will develop and plan the workforce development strategy, collaborating with the chamber’s economic development team and workforce development stakeholders. She will maintain communication with Read More
Russell Cook
Manager of Accounting
Russell joined the chamber staff in March 2013. As the Manager of Accounting, he oversees the administration of accounts payable, payroll, bank reconciliations, fixed assets, budgeting, and other accounting functions. Read More
Julie Daniels
Communications Coordinator
As communications coordinator, Julie Daniels oversees public relations for the chamber and organizes all chamber communications. She is responsible for marketing efforts, including social media, news releases, graphic design, photography, Read More
Kristy Dew
Program Coordinator
Kristy Dew joined the chamber staff in September 2012 as the receptionist. She was promoted to membership coordinator and now serves as the program coordinator. As the program coordinator, Dew Read More
Jill Erling
Event Coordinator
Jill Erling serves as event coordinator for the Jackson Chamber. As the event coordinator, Erling assists the manager of member engagement in managing the daily affairs of Annual Celebration, Business Read More
Shirley Jones
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
Shirley Jones is senior vice president of Public Affairs for the Jackson Chamber. She works closely with elected officials and government entities on the local, state and federal levels. She Read More
Paige Keith
Visitor Services Coordinator
As visitor services coordinator, Keith is in charge of updating and maintaining the Jackson event calendar, preparing and tracking visitor fulfillments, assisting with social media campaigns, as well as daily Read More
Cameron Hansbrough
Membership Coordinator
Cameron Hansbrough serves as membership coordinator for the Jackson Chamber. As membership coordinator, Hansbrough assists Alexis Long, manager of member engagement, in the overall growth and retention of the chamber’s Read More
Alexis Long
Manager of Member Engagement
Alexis Long is the manager of member engagement, which includes overseeing the chamber's membership and events. She is responsible for the execution of chamber membership relations programs, overseeing chamber events Read More
Joel Newman
Director, West Tennessee Business Resource Center
Joel Newman is the director of the West Tennessee Business Resource Center and is the senior small business specialist for the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) for the Southwest Read More
Lori Nunnery
Executive Director, Jackson Tourism
With more than 8 years in the non-profit industry in progressively responsible strategic positions, preceded by almost 15 years in the tourism and hospitality fields in significant positions, Nunnery has Read More
Brandy Stutsman
Manager of Leadership Development
Brandy Stutsman joined the chamber staff in 2007 as administrative assistant for Business Services. In 2013, she was promoted to program coordinator and in 2016, Brandy took over as manager Read More
Joyce Welch
Office Manager
Joyce Welch joined the chamber staff in 2008. She is a graduate of the Jackson Area Vocational School and a Dale Carnegie Training graduate. As office manager for the Jackson Read More
Mandy White
Senior Vice President, Economic Development
White brings over 15 years of economic development experience in economic development, industrial recruitment and retention to her role as the senior vice president, economic development, with the Jackson Chamber. Read More
Shanda Wicker
Southwest Tennessee Reconnect Director
Shanda Wicker is the director of the Southwest Tennessee Reconnect program. This program, which is one of Governor Haslam’s Drive to 55 programs, helps adults return to college and attain Read More

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2017

Ben Ferguson, Chairman of the Board

President, Personnel Placements, LLC

James Campbell, III, Immediate Past Chairman

President and COO, H & M Company, Inc.

Jim Ferrell, First Vice Chairman and Chairman-Elect

President and CEO, Jackson Energy Authority

Curtis F. Mansfield, Secretary/Treasurer

President, FirstBank

Mayor Jerry Gist

City of Jackson

Mayor Jimmy Harris

Madison County Courthouse

James "JR" Ross, Second Vice Chairman

COO, West Tennessee Healthcare

Kyle Spurgeon

President/CEO, Jackson Chamber

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2017

Ben Ferguson, Chairman of the Board

President, Personnel Placements, LLC

James Campbell, III, Immediate Past Chairman

President and COO, H & M Company, Inc.

Gerald "Buster" Ferguson

President, Murray Guard

Jim Ferrell, First Vice Chairman and Chairman-Elect

President and CEO, Jackson Energy Authority

Josh Hayes

Vice President, Hoyt Hayes Construction

Monte Jones

President, Commercial Bank & Trust

Martin Karg

Plant Manager, The Kellogg Company

Curtis F. Mansfield, Secretary/Treasurer

President, FirstBank

Michael Overbey

General Manager, Central Distributors, Inc.

John Reid

President, JMS Russel Metals Corp.

James "JR" Ross, Second Vice Chairman

COO, West Tennessee Healthcare

Janet Silver

CEO, Robert's Jewelers

Kyle Spurgeon

President/CEO, Jackson Chamber

Dustin Summers

Executive Director, West TN Physicians' Alliance, Inc.

Gary Taylor

President, Gary A. Taylor Investment Company

Bill White

President, First Tennessee Bank

Swee Har Wilcox

Plant Manager, Armstrong Hardwood Flooring Company

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS

Jinny Ballard

Mortgage Loan Officer, BancorpSouth

Dr. Bruce Blanding

President, Jackson State Community College

Mayor Jerry Gist

City of Jackson

Dr. Logan Hampton

President, Lane College

Mayor Jimmy Harris

Madison County Courthouse

Mayor Connie Mullins

City of Medon

Dr. Samuel "Dub" Oliver

President, Union University

Dr. Niles Reddick

Vice Provost, The University of Memphis - Lambuth Campus

Dr. Verna Ruffin

Director of Schools, Jackson-Madison County School System

Mayor Larry Sanders

City of Three Way

Dr. Jeff Sisk

Director, Tennessee College of Applied Technology

Jackson Chamber


197 Auditorium Street
Jackson, TN 38301

731.423.2200 | chamber@jacksontn.com

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