Fred Gaffney – President

Fred grew up in southern Columbia County and has worked directly with area businesses over a span of 20 years. He was originally with the Chamber for four and a half years as Director of Marketing and Communications and later Vice President before moving to the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York to become Executive Director of the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce in 2006. He returned in the spring of 2010 to become President of the Columbia Montour Chamber. He can be reached at

Matt Beltz – Director of Marketing and Communications

Matt joined the Chamber staff in the spring of 2017 with an extensive background in marketing. He is responsible for membership services, marketing, and event coordination. Matt can be reached at

Eleanor Stokley – Secretary

Eleanor StokleyEleanor has been with the Chamber since January, 1998. She serves as receptionist and handles all of the inquiries for information about the area. Eleanor is the person to contact if you want to sign up for an event or need information about Columbia or Montour County. You can contact her at

Debbie Sokol – Office Manager

Debbie SokolDeb joined the Chamber in January, 2013. She is responsible for all accounts payable and receivable as well as office management duties. Deb is a graduate of Central Columbia High School. She received her bachelor degrees in Finance and Accounting in addition to a MBA from Bloomsburg University. A lifelong resident of Columbia County, she also assists members and visitors with finding information. She can be reached at