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Chamber Board of  Directors & Ex-Officio 2017-19

The Chamber is a membership-based organization run by an elected Board of Directors who set the policies for the organization.

Left to RightGary Blake - Recology Ashland, Mary Gardiner (Board President) - Southern Oregon University, Deena Branson - Branson’s Chocolates, Julie Gurwell - Hearsay Restaurant, Lounge and Garden, Meiwen Richards - Honorary Life Member, Debra Ingram - First Interstate Bank, Jac Nickels - Architectural Design Works, Inc., Larry Steiner - Edward Jones, Elijah Katkin – Brickroom, Adam Hanks - Interim City Administrator, City of Ashland (Ex-Officio), Mayor John Stromberg - City of Ashland (Ex-Officio), Stefani Seffinger - City Council Liaison (Ex-Officio), Marie Lange - Ashland Homes Real Estate. Not Pictured: Sheila Clough - Asante Ashland Community Hospital, Kelly Raymond – Superintendent, Ashland School District (Ex-Officio), Cynthia Rider - Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ex-Officio), Anne Robison - The Crown Jewel, Dr. Linda Schott – President, Southern Oregon University (Ex-Officio) and Eric Weisinger - Weisinger Family Winery.

Executive Director’s Message


“The Ashland Chamber brings together business owners and community leaders to improve and enhance our economy and quality of life.  Our inherent values of collaboration are reflective in everything we do from creating and managing projects, community events, programs, education and the promotion of Ashland and our region.  Those who are involved have high aspirations and positive attitudes believing success is possible through working together and we have the results to show for it.  Come join us – get involved and make a difference.”​ 

Sandra Slattery,
Executive Director,  Ashland Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Staff


(Left to Right, Back to Front):

Graham LewisVolunteer Coordinator/Staff Photographer
Dana WelshOperations Manager/Graphic Design/Website Administration
Katharine CatoTravel Ashland Director 
Dana PrestonMembership & Business Development Director
Sandra SlatteryExecutive Director
Kelsey FrantzProjects & Special Events Coordinator

Photo by Lindsey Bolling Photography

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