2020 Officers and Board of Directors
Chairman - 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, chairman of the MAR Affiliates, member of the Woodstock Lions club and Emanuel Lutheran Church. David lives in Woodstock with his wife Olivia and daughters Erika and Mallory.
Vice 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.
Secretary - Jaynelle Walker | City National Bank
Jaynelle was first elected to the Board in 2017 and has been serving as the Secretary of the Board and Networking Luncheon Chair since 2018. Jaynelle will serve as the Annual Awards and Valor Awards Chair in 2020. Jaynelle was born and raised in Shenandoah County. She has been with City National Bank for 23 years. She is an Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager/Cash Management Specialist in the Strasburg branch. She resides in Maurertown with husband and two daughters, Addison and Alyssa.
Treasurer - Craig Venable | Shentel
Craig has been with Shentel since 2015 and is currently their Director of Wireline Sales, Product and Marketing. In this role, he is responsible for residential and business network services provided in Shenandoah County, as well as Shentel’s commercial fiber network customers across it’s 4 state footprint. Previously, he has worked in leadership roles at Verizon and with other firms in the telecommunications industry such as Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Craig is a graduate of JMU, where he met his wife Heidi, and has 2 of his 3 children at Virginia State Colleges with the 3rd still in High School.
Former Chairman - Dennis Dysart | First Bank
Dennis is the President & Chief Operating Officer of First Bank, an independent community bank headquartered in Strasburg, Virginia founded in 1907. He currently serves on the boards of the Virginia Association of Community Banks (VACB) and VBA Management Services, Inc. He previously served on a number of non-profit, community boards, including the Shenandoah Education Foundation and Strasburg Community Scholarship Trust Fund. Dennis has been actively engaged in forming the Chamber’s Economic Development Council, focused upon economic growth, the expansion and diversification of the County’s tax base and the creation of employment opportunities. He and his family reside in Edinburg, VA
John Boor , Curtain Call Coffeehouse Cafe
John is the Owner/Operator of Curtain Call in Mount Jackson. He's also working on restoring the Nelson Theater connected to the Cafe. John has been a member of the Chamber since his business opened last year. He looks forward to representing and working with small business owners throughout the County.
Aaron Bushong, Bushong Contracting Corporation
Aaron is the President of Bushong Contracting Corporation. Aaron has been active with the Chamber serving as a member of the Economic Development Council since its inception and as a Bronze level annual sponsor for two years. He is very active in the community as a member of the Farm Bureau, supporting many local organizations and participating in school career days. He would like to bring his vision of recognizing challenges to local businesses and provide constructive ideas of ways to face these challenges.
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.
Patty Fadeley, Blue Ridge Hospice
Patty is the Community Provider Liaison for Blue Ridge Hospice for the past two years. Previously working in the assisted living environment for Dutch Haven and Greenfield. Patty participates in the Chamber's Nonprofit Council and Chairs the Aging In Place Council. Her goal is to encourage participation in the Chamber's Councils. Patty is a member of the Leadership Shenandoah County Class of 2019.
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, District Chairman for Boy Scouts of America, 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.
Stuart Freakley, Shentel/Sprint
As a Sales Manager with Shentel, Stuart 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 and in the community as a Little League Coach and Special Olympics, and a Woodstock Enhancement Committee member.
Tammy Gasper, Valley Health, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital
Tammy is the Vice President at Valley Health Shenandoah Memorial Hospital and VP of Medical Staff Services for the Southern Region of Valley Health. She has been with Valley Health for 23 years, ten of those in executive leadership roles. Tammy is a member of the Leadership Shenandoah County Class of 2019. She has experience in identifying and driving strategic goal initiatives and this would be beneficial as the Chamber continues to grow.
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 an Agriculture Loan officer with First Bank & Trust Co., 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, Aubrey and Cole.
Whitney Minnick, American Cancer Society
Whitney is the Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society. She's been very active in the Chamber serving on the Autumnfest Committee as the Volunteer Chair, member of the Young Professionals and Nonprofit Council. She would like to bring a nonprofit and young professional viewpoint to the Board and feels her experience with events and fundraising will also be an asset. She would like to hold more seminars and workshops to benefit our businesses and foster professional development.
Pat Moore, LegalShield and IDShield
Pat has been a small business owner in the Shenandoah Valley for 15 years. She focuses on protecting and helping businesses grow through LegalShield and IDShield. Before becoming a business owner, Pat was a Vice President for a company in the Employment and IT Services Industry.
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 410, 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 started with the Chamber in July of 2019. She loves working with the business community.