The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce

Leading Businesses, Leading Communities™

Staff

Fred Gaffney – President

Fred GaffneyFred Gaffney originally served as Vice President of the Chamber for over four years 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, which also represented a return home. Fred is a graduate of Southern Columbia High School and Bloomsburg University. He can be reached at fgaffney@cmpartnership.org.

David “Otto” Kurecian – COO & CMVB Executive Director

Otto oversees day to day operations of the Partnership while continuing to work with the CMVB Board to develop and implement strategies to enhance tourism in Columbia and Montour counties. Otto can be reached at dkurecian@cmpartnership.org

Donna Sharrow – Events Coordinator

DonnaSharrowWebDonna started working at the Chamber in June 2014 as the Events Coordinator. She has also been employed by the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau since 2004. Donna is responsible for coordinating and executing all Chamber events and co-sponsored events. If you have inquiries regarding an event please contact her at dsharrow@cmpartnership.org

Kiefer IntroShane Kiefer – Director of Marketing

Shane started working for the Partnership in January 2016.  He is a 2014 graduate of Bucknell University where he received a B.A. in Economics with a concentration in Environmental Studies. Shane is responsible for all marketing, social media, and advertising publications for the Partnership and works to advance community growth and manage effective marketing campaigns for member businesses and organizations of Columbia and Montour counties.  He can be reached at skiefer@cmpartnership.org.

Jenn Puckett – Calendar of Events Coordinator

Jenn maintains the Chamber Calendar of Events and the Community Calendar of Events, which will be used by both the Chamber and Visitors Bureau. You can submit items through the websites or email them to Jenn. She can be reached at jpuckett@cmpartnership.org.

Hunter Sones – Distribution Coordinator

Hunter is responsible for distributing member, Chamber, and CMVB printed materials such as the Directory, maps, and Quality of Life publication to dozens of locations throughout the area. Let him know if you would like materials at your location. Hunter can be reached at hsones@cmpartnership.org

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 estokley@cmpartnership.org

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
dsokol@cmpartnership.org

Mary Ann Rizzo – Fulfillment Coordinator

The Chamber and Visitors Bureau receive requests for information about our area from individuals and groups on a regular basis. Mary Ann is responsible for sending out materials to meet those requests. Mary can be reached at mrizzo@cmpartnership.org

Linda Sones – Member Services Coordinator

Linda has been with the Chamber since 2014, and the Visitors Bureau since 2011. She is a U.S.  Air Force Veteran with disciplines in Aviational Meteorology and Electro-Optical Tactical Data Acquisition. Linda is responsible for maintaining contact with members through personal contacts and coordination with Ambassadors and staff. She is also responsible for membership development. If you know an organization that may be interested in the Chamber and Visitors Bureau, let Linda know. Anyone that refers an organization that joins will still receive a $25 gift certificate! Linda can be reached at lsones@cmpartnership.org

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