Interested in serving on the Chamber's 2024-2026 Board of Directors?
Must be a member in good standing and should be in a position to speak for their respective business. The candidate should have a willingness to state one’s conviction openly and a willingness to accept the majority decision; demonstrate a civic spirit of service by committing time, expertise, and other resources on behalf of the Chamber; and observe the code of conduct as outlined in the Chamber's By-Laws.
Applications for the Board positions are due Nov. 20th
Click here to download the Director Candidate Application
2023 Officers and Board of Directors
Chairman - Patty Fadeley, Blue Ridge Hospice
Patty is Professional Relations Liaison in Shenandoah, Warren and Page Counties and has recently entered her 7th year with Blue Ridge Hospice. As baby boomers continue to retire in Shenandoah County, Patty strives to bring quali6y enhancements and necessary opportunities as Chair of the Chamber's Aging in Place Council. She is also involved in Non-Profit Council and Ambassador Program. As current Chamber Chair, Patty endeavors to encourage and increase council participation and membership. She is a 2018 Leadership Shenandoah County graduate and lives in Edinburg with her son and three dogs.
Vice Chairman - Stuart Freakley, Edward Jones
Stuart is with Edward Jones and would like to use his years of retail and sales experience to help foster conversations with existing and new businesses in the County. He is passionate about the County and wants to see us continue to grow stronger and better every year. Stuart is a Leadership Shenandoah County Class of 2018 graduate. He's an active volunteer with the Chamber, County Ducks Unlimited, Lions Club, Woodstock River Bandits, Little League Coach, Special Olympics, and a Woodstock Enhancement Economic Vitality Committee Member.
Secretary - Whitney Minnick, American Cancer Society
Whitney is a Senior Development Manager for the American Cancer Society covering Shenandoah County, Rockingham County, and James Madison University. She received a bachelor’s degree in business from Bridgewater College and completed the Master’s in Teaching program at JMU. Whitney was involved with the ACS for many years as a volunteer before starting employment in 2017. She lives in Harrisonburg and enjoys baking, hiking, and running.
Treasurer - Justin Wightman, Blue Ridge Bank
Justin is a Loan Officer with Blue Ridge Bank and Co-Owner of 1752 Barbecue. Justin has been the Autumnfest Committee Chairperson since 2016 and under his leadership the festival has grown in attendees and funds raised for the Chamber's programs. Justin served on the Chamber Board previously and shared in it's visioning and growth during his term. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, concerts, and pretty much any outdoor activity.
Former Chairman - Cindy Hunter, Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury
Cindy has worked in the Human Resources field for more than 30 years, and is currently the Director Human Resources for Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury. She is also an adjunct faculty member at LFCC. She is a native of Woodstock and serves her community as a volunteer with ShenPaco Industries, Inc. and the Woodstock Promotions Committee. She is also an active member of the Woodstock Rotary Club. Cindy and her husband Mike live in Woodstock.
Chris Biby, United Bank
Chris has worked in Banking and finance for 10 years, the last three with United Bank. Chris currently manages the Woodstock and Strasburg Branches. He was formerly with SunTrust Bank. Chris attended Robert E Lee High School in Staunton and graduated from Liberty University in 2019. He currently serves as Treasure of the Shenandoah County 4H Livestock Show and Sale Committee, New Market 4H Club Leader and a member of Woodstock Rotary. He lives in Edinburg with his wife Heather, and two children.
Cristi Coryell, The ButterCup
Cristi is the owner of The ButterCup in New Market and Woodstock. She is a graduate of Shenandoah Valley Academy, in New Market. She attended Pacific Union college where she received her B.S. in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in elementary education. After 10 years in the classroom she fell in love with the Napa Valley. Cristi became a wine educator and tasting room sales associate for a small family owned winery. Upon returning to the valley she fulfilled a lifetime goal when she opened The ButterCup in New Market in 2020 and the Woodstock Store in '21. Cristi is a member of our Retail Taskforce and Woodstock LeadShare Group.
Brandy Everett, Everett Insurance Agency
Brandy is the Office Manager for Everett Insurance Agency in Woodstock, VA. She assists her husband, Craig Everett, in running their agency. Brandy enjoys giving back in many ways with a variety of community organizations. She has found the opportunity to work and play in the Shenandoah Valley a true blessing.
David Ferguson, Shenandoah Community Foundation
David has served this County for many years as a Board of Supervisor for 12 years, a Board member of the Woodstock Chamber, Director and Fundraising Chairman of the County's Free Health Clinic, and currently serves on the Board of the Shenandoah Community Foundation. David would like to bring his community participation and contributions from serving on local and state boards to the Chamber Board. He looks forward to positioning Shenandoah County for the future. David was the Vice President of Customer Service at Shentel before he retired after 43 years with the company.
Pastor John Franich, Shenandoah Valley Adult/Teen Challenge
John has been a resident of New Market for the last 11 years. He founded and remains as Executive Director of Shenandoah Valley Teen Challenge since 2000 now located in Basye with its main office in Mt Jackson. His wife, Novella, assists John as co-founder/director. He has six children and five grandchildren.
David Hutton, LD&B Insurance & Financial Services
David has 20 years of experience in financial services. He is currently an insurance agent with LD&B Insurance and Financial Services providing personal, commercial and workers compensation insurances. He was formerly with BB&T and Rockingham Insurance. David attended Central High School and graduated from James Madison University in 1998. He serves as chairman of the Town of Woodstock EDA and member of the Woodstock Enhancement Committee, member of the Woodstock Lions club and Emanuel Lutheran Church. David lives in Woodstock with his wife Olivia and daughters.
Chris Hepner, Bowman Andros Products
Chris is the Director of Private Label Sales and Supply Chain at Bowman Andros Products in Mt. Jackson, VA and also serves on the executive leadership team. In his sales director role, he is responsible for the global strategy and direction of Private Label sales for both products that are manufactured locally in Mount Jackson, as well as, imported products from their sister facilities in France and Italy. His experience in strategic planning and passion for continuous community enhancement, alongside his background of being raised in a small business in Shenandoah County, will be beneficial to the current Chamber board. Born and raised in Shenandoah County, a graduate of Central High School, Lord Fairfax Community College, and James Madison University, he currently resides in Woodstock with his wife and two children.
Crystal Hollar, Edward Jones
Crystal is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones in Strasburg. She earned her bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Crystal is active with the Chamber as an Ambassador and a member of the Lead Share Group ; she is also a graduate of the 2020 Leadership Shenandoah County Class. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, baking, running 5ks, swimming, biking and competing in triathlons. she lives in Edinburg with her husband John and their three sons.
Brandon Keller, Brandon G. Keller PLC
Brandon is a native of Strasburg and has been practicing law in Shenandoah County since 2009. He received his bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech and his law degree from Penn State University. His areas of focus are in real estate transactions, wills, criminal defense, and traffic violations. Brandon is also a very active guardian ad litem, representing the best interests of children in various types of court proceedings. He lives in Strasburg with his wife, Kara, and their two children.
Allon Lefever, Hampton Inn & Suites
Allon is the President and owner of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Woodstock and other business ventures. He's been a senior executive in the Agriculture, Manufacturing and Internet industries. Allon recently published Launching The Entrepreneur Ship and serves on bank, insurance, and technology Boards. He looks forward to contributing innovative ideas on membership and revenue streams for the Chamber.
Jason Miller is a Senior Loan Officer with Farm Credit of the Virginias specializing in lending and consulting with full and part time farmers. Jason grew up outside of Mt. Jackson, graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in 2000 and Virginia Tech in 2004 with a BS in Agricultural Education. He currently resides in Mt. Jackson with his wife Whitney and their two children.
Jessica Neff, First Bank
Jessica has been active with the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce since 2015. She has 20 + years of banking experience, currently as Consumer Services Manager of First Bank, overseeing 11 of the bank's branches. Jessica graduated from Strasburg High School, and attended Lord Fairfax Community College, with degrees in Business Administration and Management. She has participated in many programs offered by the Chamber, including being a member of the first graduating class of Leadership Shenandoah County and being a part of the Ambassador Program.
Amy Proctor, Clark & Bradshaw, PC
Amy is Office Manager and Paralegal for Clark & Bradshaw, P.C.'s Woodstock Office. She worked in tourism and in the non-profit sector for over 25 years before switching to the legal field. Amy recently received her Virginia Certified Title Examiner (VCTE) Certificate from Virginia Land Title Association. She is on the Board of Directors of the Forestville-Quicksburg Ruritans Club and is a member of Shenandoah Valley Paralegal Association, the Hands of Harmony Handbell Choir and Shenandoah Singers Choir Group. Amy and her husband Joe live in New Market. She enjoys swimming, reading, camping, music and family time.
Kelly Good Singleton, George's Inc.
Kelly is a Shenandoah County native who is happy to be back home after more than a decade away. She is a 1989 graduate of James Madison University and is currently the Plant Human Resources Manager at George's Inc. in Edinburg, where she and her team manage all things relating to the employee life cycle. She believes that serving on the Chamber Board will align well with her core values "Do the right thing, take care of my people, and give back to the community" and she looks forward to helping grow the organization. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, travelling to warm destinations, and listening to live music.
President/CEO, Sharon Baroncelli
Sharon started as the Chamber's Executive Director in January 2017 and was promoted to President/CEO in July of 2019. Working with the Board she has increased the Chamber's membership to over 500 members, introduced new Councils and programming for the membership, and strengthened partnerships with the community, County and Town governments, and elected officials.
Administrative Assistant, Debbie Lambert
Debbie retired from Valley Behavioral Health at SMH in 2017 and began with the Chamber in July of 2019. She loves working with the business community.