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Staff & Board

Patti Jurkus

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Interim President/CEO
Main Office - Bedford

Tina Milton

Tina Milton - Photo

Admin Assistant
Main Office - Bedford

Kayla Waller


Director of Marketing & Special Events
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.

2022 Board of Directors


Mary Jo Boone
Bedford Area Family YMCA

Past Chairman

Scott Hall
Pinnacle Financial Partners


Kevin Turner
Century 21 All-Service - Bedford


Bill Moss
Foster Fuels

Patrick Gatti
Central VA Community College

Finance Chairman/ Treasurer

Jamie Reynolds
FinTeam Business Consulting


Manisha Hall
Boxley Materials Company

Pam Bailey
Bedford County

Russ Smith
Pinnacle Financial Partners

Debra Moore
Moore Bookkeeping

Angela Noel
Kelly Services

Mary Buchanan
Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital

Cindy Thomas
Sam Moore/Hooker Furniture

Shannon Cavendish
WDBJ-7 Television Inc.

Jasmine Jordan
Blue Ridge Optics

John Stinnett
First Citizens Bank - Bedford

Emily Sitzler
Rowe & Sitzler Law Office

Phil Tucker
Be Famous Media

Paul Overstreet
Overstreet Hardware

Tom Woodford
Appalachian Power Company

Chase Paterno

Ambassador Chair

Theresa Davis


Robert Hiss
Bedford County

Bart Warner
Town of Bedford

Nicole Johnson
Bedford Area Welcome Center

Dr. Marc Bergin
Bedford County Public Schools

Mary Zirkle
Town of Bedford