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Who We Are

The Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce is a business leadership organization - governed by a 15 member Board of Directors, run by a talented staff, and supported by community investors.

All photos courtesy of Cesar Carrasco (

2018 Executive Committee

Jennifer Warren
Jennifer Warren - 2015
Warren-Hay, Mechanical Contractors

Raul Herrera - 2017
Vice President

jeff unc health care
Jeff Strickler - 2014
UNC Health Care

Denise Carrillo
Denise Carrillo - 2017

2018 Directors

matt dietz farm bureau
Matt Deitz - 2016
North Carolina Farm Bureau


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Tom Struckmeyer - 2018
Edward Jones Investments



In addition to our Board of Directors, volunteers serve as Ambassadors and play a supportive role in strategic direction of the Chamber's membership services. Ambassadors serve as representatives of the Chamber both in the community as well as directly with member businesses. 

Emilee Collins, Collins Design Realty
Ashleylayne Bell, First National Bank
David Brooks,
Triangle Area Polo Club
Cesar Carrasco,
On the Edge NC
Julie Russ,
Homeside Financial
Tony Jordan,
Resolute Building
Michelle McKay
, Conservators Center

Ravonda Cole, CMIT Solutions of Chapel Hill
Mike Hughes, Edward Jones Investments
CJ Grenier, CEI - The Digital Office
Rachel Hawkins, Hoof Beat Farms
Chris Johnson, Brand Builderz
Katy Zvolerin, PHE, Inc.
Billy Maupin, Redeye
Bessie Mbadugha,
The Expedition School
John Tatreau,
Keller-Williams Realty
Brian Fredrickson
, Fredrickson Communications
Liz Wells, Select Concrete, Hillsborough Self Storage
Aubrey Williams,
97.9 The Hill WCHL/

Jada Jarillo, 97.9 The Hill WCHL/
Eric Douglas, State Farm
Janice Kalin, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
Rebecca Cintron,
UNC Healthcare Hillsborough
Robert Chalifour,
UNC Healthcare Hillsborough
Lindsley Bowen
, Carlisle & Linny Vintage Jewelry (Downtown Hillsborough Merchants)

Dani Black, Bigger Tables Culinary and Service Consulting (Hillsborough Restaurants & Bars)
Lindsay Rivera
, Mystery Brewing Company (West Hillsborough Merchants)

Kelly Suggs Potter, Solgarden (Central Carolina Women in Business)



Kim Tesoro
Chief Executive Officer

A resident of Orange County since 1993, Kim comes to the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce with a goal to improve the organization's ability to benefit its membership and create new opportunity in Hillsborough. While Kim is a native North Carolinian, her undergraduate work in Marketing & Business Management was completed at Mississippi College and Hinds Community College. Her professional background includes sales, marketing and purchasing for numerous corporations.


Amy Wilmoth
Communications and Member Services Specialist 

A native North Carolinian, Amy brings over 25 years of marketing and communications experience.   A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Media and Journalism, Amy's love for Hillsborough and Orange County has only grown the 30+ years that she has lived in the Triangle.