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Board of Directors

The board of directors have very defined roles and responsibilities within the Chamber of Commerce. Essentially, it is the role of the board of directors to hire the President/CEO and assess the overall direction and strategy of the Chamber.

The Primary Role of the Board is as follows:

  • Recruit, supervise, retain, evaluate and compensate the manager.
    • Recruiting, supervising, retaining, evaluating and compensating the President/CEO is probably the most important function of the board of directors.
  • Provide direction for the organization.
    • The board has a strategic function in providing the vision, mission and goals of the organization. These are often determined in combination with the President/CEO of the Chamber.
  • Establish a policy based governance system
    • The board has the responsibility of developing a governance system for the business. The articles of governance provide a framework but the board develops a series of policies.
  • Govern the organization and the relationship with the CEO
    • The governance system involves how the board interacts with the President/CEO.
  • Fiduciary duty to protect the organization’s assets and member’s investment.
    • The board has a fiduciary responsibility to represent and protect the member’s/investor’s interest in the company. So the board has to make sure the assets of the company are kept in good order.

Executive Committee

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Dawn Arruda
Dawn Arruda Real Estate
Chair of the Board

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Priscilla Hottle
Hottle & Associates
Chair Elect

Ray Knott
Atlantic Union Bank  Chair of the Board
Ray Knott Atlantic Union Bank Chair of the Board

Ray Knott
Atlantic Union Bank
Immediate Past Chair


Carmen Rivera
Carmen Rivera State Farm Insurance

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Becca Segal
Fauquier Health


Lorna Magill
Isn't She Amazing
Vice Chair of Economic Development & Legislative Affairs

Secretary / Vacant

To be announced
Vice Chair of Membership Engagement

Board of Directors

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Angie Thomas

Al Penksa

Al Penksa
Edward Jones Financial Advisors

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Caitlin Adkins
Spaces Organized & Styled
Owner & Founder

Gloria Williams

Gloria Williams
Mark B. Williams and Associates, PLC

Benjamin Musser  -  Chair

Benjamin Musser
United Real Estate Horizon
Managing Broker / REALTOR


Doug Parsons
Fauquier County Economic Development
Executive Director