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Staff & Board

Kayla Boone

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Foster Garrett

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Director of Marketing & Events

Michele Watson

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Office Manager

Board of Directors

The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce is managed by its President/CEO 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. If you are interested in potentially serving on our Board of Directors, please email

2024 Board of Directors


Russ Smith
Pinnacle Financial Partners


John Stinnett
First Citizens - Bedford

Finance Chairman

Gary Evans
Cornerstone Operations, LLC

Past Chairman

Kevin Turner
Century 21


Pam Armstrong
Bedford County

Mary Kirby
Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital

Shannon Cavendish
WDBJ-7 Television Inc.

Chad Copp

Patrick Gatti
Central VA Community College

Jake Gusler

Bill Moss
Foster Fuels


Angela Noel
BWX Technologies, Inc.

Paul Overstreet
Overstreet Hardware

Kristina Palmer
Sam Moore

John Stinnett
First Citizens Bank - Bedford

Tom Woodford
Appalachian Power Company

Mary Jo Boone
Bedford YMCA



Jean Hoell
Peaks of Otter

Austin John
Apocalypse Ale Works

Eric Johnson
Farm Bureau

Kimberly Logan
Heritage Green Assisted Living

Travis Thomas
Bedford Police Department

Montana Willis
Hubbard Law Firm



Dr. Marc Bergin
Bedford County Public Schools

Robert Hiss
Bedford County

Nicole Johnson
Bedford County Tourism

Bart Warner
Town of Bedford