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Staff & Board

Kayla Waller

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Patti Jurkus

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VP of Chamber Affairs

Foster Garrett

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Director of Marketing & Events

Michele Watson

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Office Coordinator

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.

2023 Board of Directors


Kevin Turner
Century 21 All-Service - Bedford

Past Chairman

Mary Jo Boone
Bedford Area Family YMCA


Russ Smith
Pinnacle Financial Partners

Finance Chairman/ Treasurer

Jamie Reynolds
Universal Health Corporation


Pam Bailey
Bedford County

Mary Buchanan 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

Emily Sitzler
Rowe & Sitzler Law Office

John Stinnett
First Citizens Bank - Bedford

Tom Woodford
Appalachian Power Company

Mary Zirkle
Town of Bedford


Dr. Marc Bergin
Bedford County Public Schools

Robert Hiss
Bedford County

Nicole Johnson
Bedford Area Welcome Center

Bart Warner
Town of Bedford

Ambassador Chair

Teresa Davis
American National Bank & Trust