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Staff & Board

Kayla Waller

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Main Office - Bedford

Patti Jurkus

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VP of Chamber Affairs
Main Office - Bedford

Michele Watson

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Office Coordinator
Main Office - Bedford

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


Bill Moss
Foster Fuels

Patrick Gatti
Central VA Community College

Finance Chairman/ Treasurer

Jamie Reynolds
FinTeam Business Consulting


Mary Buchanan Kirby
Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital

Shannon Cavendish
WDBJ-7 Television Inc.

Chad Copp

Charles Craddock

April Johnson
Sam Moore Furniture


Angela Noel

Paul Overstreet
Overstreet Hardware

Emily Sitzler
Rowe & Sitzler Law Office

John Stinnett
First Citizens Bank - Bedford

Tom Woodford
Appalachian Power Company

Ambassador Chair

Teresa Davis
American National Bank & Trust


Pam Bailey
Bedford County

Dr. Marc Bergin
Bedford County Public Schools

Robert Hiss
Bedford County

Nicole Johnson
Bedford Area Welcome Center

Bart Warner
Town of Bedford

Mary Zirkle
Town of Bedford