ABOUT

Mission Statement

“To serve our investors by providing the best partnership that creates the best environment for Louisville Area businesses” 

 

Composition of Board

Any member or employee of a member may apply to be on The Board of Directors. The Board shall be composed of a minimum of 9, and not more than 15, voting investors to be elected annually to serve for one (1) year, with the option to renew each year to a maximum of four (4) years, or until their successors are elected and have qualified. The CEO/Director shall serve as a non-voting member of the Board.

BRYAN LEWIS

President 

Bryan joined the Chamber in 2018 and became the treasurer on March 2019. He came to the chamber with small business experience after owning LAMB Construction for 7 years. Currently, he is the manager of the Alliance Majestic Trailer & Hitch location. He has been a life long Louisville resident graduating from Louisville High School in 1992. He is an Eagle Scout and active in the community including a Troop 44 Committee Member. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married 22 years and have 2 girls. Abby is a junior in Louisville High School and Marissa is a Freshman in Canton Central Catholic.

 

Email:  president@louisvilleohchamber.org 

BECCA TRUEX

Vice President

Becca is the Admissions Coordinator at Altercare Louisville as has been a resident of the Louisville Community for the past 15 years.  She currently serves on the board for the Louisville Area YMCA as well as the Chamber board. Her passion for helping people is proven by having worked in long term care for 17 years. She's an Alumni of Malvern High School and Kent State University.  Her many talents include being able to play the clarinet, flute, trumpet, saxophone, drums and has performed on stage with the Canton Players Guild.

CASEY ELLINGTON

Executive Director

Casey Ellington, of Louisville, has been named the new Executive Director of the Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce. She is married to Charlie and the mother of 3, Coy 5, Bellamy 3, and Quincy 2 months. Casey has a very diverse background in banking, sales, and agriculture. She currently is the Sales and Marketing Representative for Ellington Farms along with her leadership responsibilities with Ohio Young Ag Professionals and the Stark County Fair. Casey is a graduate of the 2018 Stark County Spotlight Leadership program, which focuses on improving the economic development of Stark County.  

Email:  director@louisvilleohchamber.org

BETH CAMPBELL

Treasurer

In the mid-1980’s, Beth Campbell began her real estate career but left the business after approximately two years to raise her children and work hand-in-hand with husband Terry in C&C Custom Carpets as finance and retail showroom manager and carpet binder.

In 1999, Beth decided to go back into the real estate business and in 2000 began taking classes towards her degree in preparation for sitting for her Ohio Real Estate Broker’s License. In 2002 she finished her degree and became a licensed broker. During this long process, Beth and Terry were also taking care of Beth’s elderly father in their home during the last years of his life. He passed away before she could realize the dream of being the first in her family to obtain a college degree and promised him that she would someday own her own real estate company with the vision to help others live the American dream of homeownership.

Beth is a member of the Stark county network of women's council of Realtors she was named entrepreneur of the year in 2007 and was awarded the member of the year in 2014. She has served as the President in 2009 and will also be serving again in 2019. In 2003 she was recognized by the Ohio Senate for being named as an alumnus of the year by Hondros College. Her company Another Listing, LLC has also been awarded the best of the best by Canton Repository's readers 8 years in a row.

BECKY THOMPSON

Secretary

Becky owned a local carpet retail store in Louisville for over 16 years.  Recently selling her store, Becky now is the Manager and Real Estate Agent for Another Listing, LLC real estate firm located in Louisville.

 

After residing in Nashville, Tennessee for 26 years, Becky moved “home” in 1998 to be close to family and friends, and pursue her entrepreneur career as the only woman-owned retail flooring establishment business in the county.

 

Becky enjoys her time-off raising and training her beloved Friesian horses, which originated in America right here in Louisville, and enjoys horse shows, and sharing her horses in local parades.  Becky and her husband Bruce enjoy the togetherness of investing in, and remodeling many homes, and enjoy winter vacations visiting their home in Florida.

 

Becky has sat on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce for over 3 years and is dedicated to assisting in the effort of providing quality reinforcements to other small and large business groups within the area.

MICHELE SHAFFER

Board Member

Michele resides in Louisville and has been employed with Louisville City Schools for 35 years. she has served the district as a special education teacher, principal and currently is the superintendent for the district.

  • Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Akron

  • Master’s Degree from Ashland University

  • Post Masters Work at The University of Akron and Ashland University

  • Organizations include Delta Kappa Gamma, Delta Upsilon, Eastern Star, Louisville YMCA Board, Committee Member of the Stark County Relay for Life / American Cancer Society, Member of Bell Choir

JACOB RILEY

Board Member

Jacob Riley is currently the Membership Director at the Louisville Area YMCA and has been serving the Louisville Area for over 4 years. Giving people the opportunity to become their best selves is one of his greatest passions, and through the Y, he is able to do this for our community. Jacob and his wife, Shelby, live just outside Louisville in Canton. In their free time, they enjoy spending time outdoors and travelling to new places. 

DARLA WALTERS

Board Member

Darla Walters is a Financial Solutions Specialist at First Commonwealth Bank and she works with our community to improve their financial life. She has been at First Commonwealth Bank (formally FirstMerit Bank) for over 32 years and has helped many residents in the area with solutions to their financial needs. Darla was born and raised in Louisville and is a graduate of Louisville High School. Darla has been married to her husband for 40 years and has two sons that are also graduates of Louisville High School. Both her sons currently reside in Louisville with their families which include her 6 grandchildren. Darla is dedicated to the success of Louisville and volunteers her time at many different organizations in the community.  

PAT FALLOT

Board Member

Patricia Fallot best known for being the Mayor of Louisville since 2010 graduated from Malvern High School. She retired from Stark County Auditor’s Office and a graduate of Leadership Stark County Government. She is very active in her church, Paradise United Church of Christ in Louisville, and is the Music Director. Being an involved community leader, she is a Member of Stark County Regional Planning Commission, Constitution Committee, and Washington Ruritan Club. As a friendly face for your children she is also a substitute bus driver for Louisville City & Osnaburg Local Schools.

TINA HORN

Board Member

Tina Horn is a Branch Manager at Keybank. She has been with Keybank for 18 years. Tina is passionate about helping small business owners in our community thrive. She was born and raised in Louisville and is a 1993 graduate. She and her husband, Randy have been married for 21 years and have 2 girls. Tina has sat on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce for over 3 years.

DAVE NORRIS

Board Member

Dave is the owner of StandOut Design & Marketing. He has over 20 years of experience in graphic design, print, & marketing businesses of all shapes and sizes. You are viewing some of his work now, as StandOut Design built this website and heads all of the Louisville Chambers marketing efforts. As a resident of Louisville since early childhood he is passionate about helping our area businesses succeed!

BROCK HUTCHISON

Board Member

Brock is the Library Director at the Louisville Public Library.  He is a graduate of Carrollton High School, Muskingum University and Kent State University. Brock is married to Lindsey Hutchison and they have one son, Luke.

 

Brock holds a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science and a Commercial Driver's License. His background is working in libraries and he came to Louisville after working for the Stark County District Library and the Licking County Library in Newark, Ohio.

 

He is also a member of the Louisville Rotary Club.

WENDELL DOAK

Board Member

Wendell Doak is a Financial Solutions Center Manager AVP at First Commonwealth Bank. He joined First Commonwealth Bank in January 2020. Wendell has 20 plus years of experience managing business relationships in the banking/financial industry. Wendell and his wife Tommie have a large blended family with 9 kids and 8 grandchildren (5 Daughters & 4 sons = 5 Granddaughters & 3 Grandsons). Wendell believes strongly in First Commonwealths Mission “To improve the financial lives of our neighbors and their businesses” and is very excited about being part of the Louisville Community

MERRICK STORLIE

Board Member

Merrick Storlie is a graduate of Louisville High School and Kent State University. He currently works in human resources at Altercare Integrated Health Services. In his free time, Merrick enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

JOHN TAGGART

Board Member

John Taggart is the owner of Straggat Media which specializes in videography and photography. John is a Lifelong resident and graduate of the city of Louisville. He has been a coach for the Louisville Little Leopard program for the past 8 years. John is a big supporter of the community and recently has been involved with Umbrella Alley uptown. He continues to be highly involved with the city of Louisville, helping businesses and the residents of the community prosper.    

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