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Staff & Board

Wende Henley

Wende Gaylor

Main Office - Bedford

Alex Gurchinoff

Chamber empoyees headshots

Administrative  Assistant
Main Office - Bedford

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.

2020 Board of Directors


Scott Hall - Chairman

Pinnacle Financial Partners

Past Chairman

Bill Moss  *Executive Director
Foster Fuels


Mary Jo Boone
Bedford Area Family YMCA


Traci Blido -Bedford County Economic Director

Finance Chairman

Terry Wood *Executive Director
Boxley - Controller


Patrick Gatti *Executive Director
Director, CVCC Bedford Center
Central Virginia Community College

Christy Lucy *Executive Director
Centra/Bedford Memorial Hospital


Todd Marr * Executive Director
Wooldridge Heating Air & Electrical



Reg Anderson

Long & Foster Real Estate


Justin Siehien

General Manager/COO

Blue Ridge Optics


Kevin Turner

Owner / Real Estate Agent

Century 21


John Stinnett

Business Banking Relationship Mgr

First Citizens Bank



Ambassador Chair

Mary Zirkle
Bedford Town Planning & Development Director


Nicole Johnson *

Director Bedford County Dept. of Tourism
Bedford Area Welcome Center

Mac Duis *
Chief Operations Officer
Bedford County Public Schools

Virginia Thornton

Randall J Trost  Attorney at Law

Debra Moore
Moore Bookkeeping

Angie Noel
Kelly Services

Shannon Cavendish
WDBJ-7 Television Inc.


Robert Hiss
Bedford County Administrator
Bedford County


Bart Warner
Town Manager
Town of Bedford