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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.

2021 Executive Committee

Tom Struckmeyer
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Tom Struckmeyer - 2019
Edward Jones


Patrick Cummings - 2022
Vice President
Summit Engineering & Design

Jim McNeely- 2022
Servpro of South Durham & Orange Counties

Katy Zvolerin

Katy Zvolerin - 2018
PHE, Inc.

2021 Directors

Dale Edwards
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Dale Edwards - 2020
Media Consult
News of Orange County

Jeff Strickler- 2022
Board Member
UNC Health

Jaclyn Krohn - 2020
Workforce Development Liaison
Durham Technical Community College, Orange County Campus

Kevin Jones
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Kevin Jones - 2021
Board Member
Orange County Sherrif's Department

Larry Warren- 2021

Board of Directors

Warren- Hay Mechanical

Raul Herrera - 2017
Civic Group Liaison
New American Funding

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Rick Ashby-2022
Board Member
Ashby Insurance Agency, Inc State Farm

2020 Ex Officio

Chief Executive Officer

Kim Tesoro

Kim Tesoro

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.



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Whitney Corn

Event Coordinator

Whitney is a native resident of Hillsborough, and her family has been in the town for five generations. She is excited to be working in the same area that her parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents owned their own businesses. Whitney will be serving the Chamber as Office Administrator and Event Coordinator, she is looking forward to working on the upcoming holiday events in Hillsborough, including the beloved holiday parade. Whitney is eager to serve and assist in any way she can to make the Chamber and its members succeed.



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
Rick Ashby, 
Ashby Insurance - State Farm
Cesar Carrasco, 
On the Edge NC
Tony Jordan, Resolute Building
Ravonda Cole, CMIT Solutions of Chapel Hill
Stephanie Bohling, UNC Health
Alexa Jennings, Mighty Mike's Rolling Bistro

CJ Grenier, CEI - The Digital Office
Rachel Hawkins, Hoof Beat Farms
Jay Irwin, Select Concrete, Hillsborough Self Storage
Matt Hughes, Town Of Hillsborough
Mary and Dave Carter, Carolina Hemp Hut
David Shaw, Yep Roc
Jill Austin, Hillsborough Wills & Trust




Some photos courtesy of Cesar Carrasco (

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