Chamber Announces 2023-2025
Board of Director Nominees
David Ferguson, Shenandoah Community Foundation (2nd Term)
Stuart Freakley, Shentel (2nd Term)
Whitney Minnick, American Cancer Society (2nd Term)
Amy Proctor, Office Manager/Paralegal at Clark & Bradshaw, P.C.
Kelly Singleton, Plant Human Resources Manager, George's
Voting for the 2023 Board of Directors will take place at the Celebrating Excellence in Shenandoah County Awards Party on Thursday, January 19th at The Yellow Barn. Make your reservations here.
2022 Officers and Board of Directors
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.
Vice Chairman - Patty Fadeley, Blue Ridge Hospice
Patty is the Professional Relations Liaison for Blue Ridge Hospice for the past five years. Previously working in the assisted living environment for Spring Arbor and Greenfield Senior Living. 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 graduate of Leadership Shenandoah County.
Secretary - Jaynelle Walker Bowers | 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 - Stuart Freakley | Shentel
As a Senior Product 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, County Ducks Unlimited, Lions Club, Woodstock River Bandits, Little League Coach, Special Olympics, and a Woodstock Enhancement Economic Vitality Committee Member.
Past 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, member of the Woodstock Lions club and Emanuel Lutheran Church. David lives in Woodstock with his wife Olivia and daughters Erika and Mallory.
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, daughter Hannah and son Chad.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Tammy Landes, 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 27 years and 14 of those years 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.
Chris Hepner, Director of Private Label Sales, 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 young children, Graham and Harley.
Crystal Hollar, Edward Jones Investments
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 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 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.
Jessica Neff, VP and Consumer Services Mgr, 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 14 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. Jessica is currently serving as treasurer of the Woodstock Lions Club.
Justin Wightman, 1752 Barbecue
Justin is a 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.
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 450 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 started with the Chamber in July of 2019. She loves working with the business community.