Chamber Board And Staff

2021 Board Officers

2021 Board of Directors

Ex Offico Board Members

Staff

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2021 Board Officers

Chair of Board
Craig Chancellor
Trinity Contractors

After graduating with a degree in finance and accounting, Craig worked in the energy industry for 25 years.  He held positions in audit, accounting, regulatory affairs, government relations, operations and business development.  He made a career change in 2014 and moved to Floyd after taking on the role of director of operations and controller for Chateau Morrisette.  Craig formed Trinity Contracting LLC and joined Thomas & Wall Real Estate in 2019.  He and his wife Renate built their new home outside of Willis.  They have two children that reside in Texas. Craig also serves on the board of the New River Community College

1st Vice Chair
John McEnhill
Buffalo Mountain Ziplines

John McEnhill started as the Chamber’s Executive Director shortly after retiring as Executive Director of Floyd Center For the Arts (Formerly known as The Jacksonville Center for the Arts) after ten years of service at the center.  John had served on the Chamber board since 2004 (with a six month break in 2013), including two terms as President.  Health and human services are an important part of his life. Since 2002, John has been a board member of New River Community Action, serving as Chair of the Board since 2012.  He is currently the Board Chair for the Floyd County Department of Services and was a member of the Tri Area Community Health Board of Directors for nine years (including five terms as Board Chair) until 2016.  He is a past member of other local boards including: Blue Ridge Travel Association, Floyd County Tourism Advisory Board, National Music Festival, and United Way of New River Valley, John relocated to Floyd from the San Francisco Bay Area in 2001 and lives on a farm in Indian Valley.  John’s professional background includes facilities management, paralegal work, event management, retail management, and other nonprofit management.  After playing in national tournaments around the United States as a much younger amateur circuit player, he still has a passion for tennis.

2nd Vice Chair
Karin Grosshan

Individual

Karin Grosshans is a retired banker. Karin and her family moved to Floyd in 2006.  She is active in several organizations, including the Rotary Club of Floyd, Chamber representative on the Tourism Development Council, and serves on the Loan Pool Committee for the Town of Floyd.  Karin has been a banker since 1989, and worked in non-profit administration before moving to Virginia.  She grew up in the Hudson Valley region of New York State.  Karin’s husband taught at Christiansburg High School for 30 years; they have two adult children.

Secretary
Lori Saltus
Citizens

Lori Saltus serves as the EVP of Customer Relations and Marketing for Citizens Telephone Cooperative. Citizens is a regional full-service communications and entertainment provider serving the area for over 100 years.

Lori has over 30 years of experience in the field of Marketing beginning her career in the banking industry. She brought her creativity and experience to Citizens in 2004 where she now oversees the business and residential sales teams and coordinates marketing for the company.   Among her professional accomplishments, in 2015, Lori was been recognized by the NTCA, The Rural Broadband Association, for her development of  “Complete Marketing Campaigns” bringing home the First Place TeleChoice Award. Lori received the Business of the Year award in 2019 for Citizens.

As a Floyd County native and FCHS graduate, Lori shares her passion for her community by supporting the local school, her church, and community functions.  Besides the Floyd Chamber of Commerce, she is involved with the Leadership Floyd program, the Floyd County Women’s Club, the Floyd County Business & Merchant’s Association, and Onward NRV.

She is married to Dean Saltus, Designer at Ideal Cabinets in Christiansburg. Together, they enjoy family time with children and grandchildren.  After working outside of the county for many years, Lori is glad to dedicate time to the community in which she lives and raises her family

Treasurer
Vickie Spangler
Vickie’s Tax Service

Vickie grew up on a Floyd County dairy farm in the Copper Hill area.  Agriculture continues to be a passion in which she now raises sheep along with a few beef cattle.  She is a director on the Floyd County Farm Bureau board and a member of the Women’s Committee that participates in continuous activities promoting Agriculture.   4-H has always been a priority:  from livestock showing-sewing projects-to 4-H camp.  Helping develop and grow the Floyd County Fair has been one of the most challenging and time-consuming projects she has worked on.  A favorite getaway is camping trips to the beach with her husband, three grown children, and her two grandsons.  Vickie has over 40 years’ experience as a tax professional preparing personal and business tax returns as well as QuickBooks support, bookkeeping and payroll services. Vickie owns and operates Vickie’s Tax Service LLC in Floyd. Vickie received the Executive Director’s Award in 2017.

2021 Board of Directors

Board of Directors
Ann Bower
American Legion Post 127

Ann is a 10 year Navy veteran and has lived in Floyd for 16 years. She is The American Legion liaison. She is involved with the Rotary Club of Floyd and is a local farmer that raises Angus beef cattle. She comes from a military background, her father being in the Army.

Board of Directors
James Cabler
Carter Bank & Trust Bank

James Cabler is originally from Bedford County, VA where he attended Staunton River High School.  James earned a B.S. in Economics from Radford University in 2006 and now lives in Christiansburg with his wife Kristyn and their dog Hudson.

James serves as Community Banking officer for Carter Bank and Trust in the New River Valley.  He specializes in commercial lending and business banking.  He is passionate about helping businesses in Floyd reach their financial goals.  Carter Bank & Trust is a state-chartered community bank with 92 branches in Virginia and North Carolina and its head office in Martinsville, Virginia.

 

Board of Directors
John Carter
Carter & Company Insurance Agency

Board of Directors
Alee Epperly
Individual

Alee was raised in northern Minnesota and is the oldest of 7 kids. She went to a community college in Anoka, MN and is continuing education at the Oregon State University. She was an Americorps Vista with New River Community Action in 2016. In addition to serving on the chamber board, she is the Vice President on the board of a local environmental cleanup nonprofit. She is the Administrative Director for the Floyd Chamber member, Josephine Porter Institute for Applied Biodynamics, a nonprofit dedicated to agricultural soil revitalization and permaculture/organic practices. She has worked in other small non-profits assisting in strategic planning, program development, facilitation, grant-writing, fundraising, and the many other hats necessary. Before she moved to Floyd, she managed an organic farm in California and worked closely with Food Not Bombs, and other food redistribution/anti-poverty/food scarcity programs.

 

Board of Directors
Amanda Lawrence
Atlantic Union Bank

Amanda was born and raised in Floyd County.  She graduated from Floyd County High School and attended New River Community College.  She has worked at Atlantic Union  Bank for 19 years.  She and her husband of 19 years, Jason Lawrence, have been blessed with 3 wonderful sons—Matthew, Devan, and Jayden.

Board of Directors
Scott Griffin
Skyline National Bank

Scott Griffin is the Floyd Area Executive for Skyline National Bank.  Scott joined the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce board in January of 2019.  Scott has served on the board of several non-profit organizations including the United Way of Martinsville-Henry County, The Virginia Museum of Natural History, Southside Survivor Response Center, and the Chamber’s Partnership for Economic Growth for the Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce.  Scott is a member and the Immediate Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Martinsville.  Scott is a graduate of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise with a B.S. in Business Administration.  Also, Scott is a graduate of the Virginia Banker’s Association School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia.  Scott resides in Patrick County with his wife and two daughters.  Scott enjoys spending late nights outside in the dead of winter with a camera creating long exposure work of the stars and bygone structures or cars.

 

 

Board of Directors
Grayson Rudd
Cocoa Mia

Board of Directors
Derek Wall
Thomas & Wall RE, The Buffalo Hemp Co.

Originally from Southwest Virginia (Carroll County), Derek grew up in the area, attended college at Ferrum College and graduated from Virginia Tech in 2003. After moving away for a few years, he eventually came back to Southwest Virginia in 2007. With a background in Hotel Management (Managed Hotel Floyd for 8 years), customer service is instilled in his mind as a way of life. He and Kelly Thomas started Thomas and Wall Real Estate in 2011, as a way to provide great service for their clients and give them the tools they need to buy or sell in the SWVA area. He loves serving his clients and working on their behalf to find their dream home/property at the best price possible. He understands the complexities of rural property and is here to help with any questions and/or concerns someone might have. Call him today to arrange a showing or to list your property with one of the best agencies in Floyd and the surrounding areas. Derek is the longest serving current board member, having joined the board in 2008.

 

Board of Directors
Abby Reczek
Troika Contemporary Crafts

Abby Reczek moved to Floyd in 2013 to complete a two year pottery apprenticeship with local potter Silvie Granatelli.  In 2019 she and local jeweler, Annie Armistead, took over the ownership of Troika Crafts, a fine craft gallery in downtown Floyd. Troika features handmade items by local and regional craftspeople.  In 2020 Troika expanded to another storefront in The Station by opening Troika Home, a home goods store which focuses on selling US made, small batch products. Abby continues to create hand crafted pottery alongside running Troika Crafts and Troika Home.

 

Board of Directors
Joy Garder

Citizens

Joy Gardner is an Account Executive for Citizens Telephone Cooperative. Citizens is a regional full-service communications and entertainment provider serving the area for over 100 years. Joy has served our community for over 21 years at Citizens providing telephone, internet and other communications service to the businesses of Floyd County and the other 11 counties they serve.

Joy previously served on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 2008 – 2018 and served as the President the last three. Joy is originally from Atlanta GA and move to Floyd in 1989 after marrying Bobby Gardner Jr, President of Gardner Funeral Home. Joy has two boys, Adam (works for Crenshaw Lighting) and Baily (a 3rd Generation Funeral Director at Gardner Funeral Home). She is also blessed with her daughter in law, Kennedy (works for Atlantic Union Bank) and one granddaughter, so far. Her family is her greatest blessing.

Joy served on the Floyd County Economic Development Board of Directors for the past 4 years where she worked directly with our amazing County staff and fellow business leaders to help create more space for our growing business community. She is looking forward to being back on the Chamber Board and helping connect existing businesses with new businesses to help our business community thrive year after year.

 

Board of Directors
Stephanie Yates
Hollingsworth & Vose

 

Board of Directors
Pat Sharkey
Earth Dance

 

Board of Directors
Jean Woods
The Perfect Gift Shop

 

Ex Officio Members

Ex Officio Board Member
Kalinda Bechtold
Floyd County Board of Supervisors

Ex Officio Board Member
David Whitaker
Town of Floyd

Staff

 

Interim Executive Director
Melissa Branks

ExecutiveDirector@FloydChamber.org


Administrative Assistant
Kathy Dulaney

Info@FloydChamber.org

Kathy is a life-long Floyd County resident.  Her career as an office manager spans over 48 years. Following graduation in 1973 from Floyd County High School she went to work at Virginia Tech in the admissions office.  After two years at Virginia Tech she stopped working to stay home with their two children.  The next position was office manager at Meadowbrook Nursing Home followed by office manager at Camp Alta Mon’s, a Roanoke District United Methodist Camp and served a year as office manager at Asbury Hills United Methodist Conference Camp and Retreat Center in South Carolina.  She and her husband, Haden have a son and daughter and six grandchildren.  Kathy manages the family farm in Alum Ridge where she and Haden raise Scottish Highland cattle, pigs, chickens, and sheep. Highland Farm is a charter vendor of the Floyd Farmer’s Market.  In her spare time she can be found weaving baskets and teaching basket weaving classes at the Floyd Center for the Arts or Smithfield Plantation in Blacksburg.