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Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Committees

The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce champions the interests of local businesses, enhances their prosperity, and strengthens Teton County’s economic climate.

Much of what we do is thanks to community leaders who volunteer their time for the betterment of the valley and local business.

Our volunteers help on the ground to make an event run seamlessly, some sit on volunteer committees that help guide the direction of the organization and from there some join the Board of Directors who govern all that the Chamber does. Being on a Committee is an opportunity to gain leadership skills and to get to know other business professionals. 

Want to get involved?

Chamber members have the opportunity to participate on committees that play significant roles in directing Chamber efforts. The Chamber Board of Directors, Executive Committee and staff select members for these committees based on the level of expertise in the areas of marketing, events, business development, young professionals, government and community affairs. If you’d like to get involved by volunteering on a Chamber Committee, email Operations Manager, Riley Frances Harris at rileyfrances@jacksonholechamber.com for more information.


Chamber Current Committees 2020-2021 & Summaries:

Membership Committee:

The purpose of the Membership Committee is to assist the Chamber in membership recruitment and retention through developing and implementing membership programs to educate and stimulate participation by members and involving our members in Chamber activities, networking and marketing opportunities.

See committee members here.

Ad Hoc Website Committee:

The purpose of the Ad Hoc Website Committee is to assist the Chamber in ongoing development of the website, offering insight specific to analytics, layout and the overall future of the website ensuring it's efficiency and workability for visitors, members of the community and listed advertisers alike. 

See committee members here.

Destination Global Sales Committee:

The purpose of the Destination Global Sales Committee is to develop, coordinate and integrate, and implement marketing, communications, and promotions programs for promoting Jackson Hole as a year-round destination and bolstering local business marketing and promotions efforts.

See committee members here. 

Business Development / Visitor Services Committee:

The purpose of this committee is to ensure fulfillment of the Visitor Services priorities as defined by the Jackson Hole Chamber Board of Directors and recommend policy and direction towards our Business and Community responsibility towards providing existing and future optimal visitor services before, during and after the Visitor experience. Subcommittee include:

  • Retail Committee: Develops and conducts programs for supporting and recruiting retail businesses

See Business Development committee members here.

Government & Community Affairs Committee: 

The purpose of the Government and Community Affairs committee is to proactively track and recommend positions and action plans for legislative, government affairs and other issues of importance to the community.

See Govt. & Community Affairs committee members here.

Young Professionals of The Tetons Committee Members:

The mission of the Young Professionals of the Tetons (YPT) is to serve our participants by engaging them in our community, embrace diversity, inclusiveness, and support their personal and professional development so they can become the future leaders of our region. Join YPT.

See YPT committee members here.

Special Events Committee:

To conduct short- and long-term planning, coordinate, and oversee the development and implementation of events. Special Events Subcommittees:

  • ElkFest/Old West Days (EF/OWD) Committee:  Plans, promotes, coordinates, and conducts the program of events that comprise EF & OWD.
  • Fall Arts Festival (FAF) Committee: Plans promotes, coordinates, and conducts the program of events that comprise FAF.
  • Annual Awards Celebration Committee: Plans and conducts the best possible annual awards and social evening.

See Special Events commitee members here.


Committee Members

Membership Committee Members:

Elisabeth Rohrbach - JHCC Director of Membership: Liaison

Martha Bancroft – First Western Trust: Co-Chair

Johanna Murphy – Springhill Suites Marriot

Susan Durfee – Central Wyoming College

Lisa Delaney – Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates


Ad Hoc Website Committee Members:

Elisabeth Rohrbach - JHCC Membership Director: Liaison

Jason Williams - Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris/ Gallery Wild

Ned Wonson - Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Alex Lemieux - The Wort Hotel

Ariel Koerber - Snow King Resort

Mary Bess - Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris


Destination Global Sales Committee Members:

Kent Elliot - JHCC Director of Destination Global Sales: Liaison

Karen Connelly – St. Johns Hospital

Ned Wonson – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort: Co-Chair

Julie Calder – Jackson Hole Resort Lodging

Matt White – Teton Resorts

Mary Bess – Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris

Sadek Darwiche – Hotel Jackson


Business Development Committee Members:

Rick Howe - JHCC Vice PresidentLiaison

John Frechette – MADE, Mountain Dandy, Mursells Sweet Shop, M: Co-Chair

Patti Green 

Zachariah Turpin – Jackson Hole Jewelry: Chair

Sue Pepe – Wyoming Workforce Services

Larry Hartenstein – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort 

Fernando Ramos – White Buffalo Club

Wes Gardner - Teton Toys 


Government and Community Affairs Committee Members:

Anna Olson - JHCC President & CEO: Liaison

Richard Uhl (Co-Chair) - First Interstate Bank 

Karen Connelly (Co-Chair) - St. John's Health

Scott Anderson - JH Radio

Jim Waldrop - The Wort Hotel / Million Dollar Cowboy Bar

Kevin Olson - Teton Media Works

Jeff Golightly - Gardner Capital Management / Snow King Mtn Resort

Melissa Turley - Teton Village Association

Dick Stout - DeFazio Law

Audrey Cohen Davis - Cohen Davis Law

Alex Klein - Grand Teton Lodge Company 


Young Professionals of The Tetons Committee Members:

Riley Frances Harris - JHCC Operations Manager: Liaison

Andi Gollwitzer - JHCC Communication Manager: Liaison

Alex Lemieux - Director of Sales & Revenue, Wort Hotel: Director

Ariel Koerber - Marketing Manager, Snow King Resort

Will Gale - Project Manager, Teton Heritage Builders

Jesse Ryan - New Thought Digital Agency

Shelby Read - Program & Outreach Officer, Community Foundation of Jackson Hole

Jordan Rich - Latinx Services Advocate, Community Safety Network


Special Events Committee Members:

Britney Magleby - JHCC Director of Events: Liaison

Jess McMillan – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Willi Brooks – JH Center for the Arts

Alex Lemieux – The Wort Hotel

Kendra Alessandro – Fine Dining

Elkfest & Old West Days Committee Members:

Britney Magleby - JHCC Director of Events: Liaison

Cliff and Loretta Kirkpatrick – Boy Scout of America

JR Berezay – Hub Insurance & Private Elkfest Antler Sales

Natalie Fath – National Elk Refuge

Erin O’Brien – Grand Teton Association

Luke Bauer – Snake River Brewing

Morgan Jaouen – Jackson Hole Historical Society

Vicki Garnick – The Jackson Hole Playhouse

Tim Harland – Berkshire Hathaway

Sara Beth Judson – The Wort Hotel & Million Dollar Cowboy Bar

Fall Arts Festival Committee Members:

Britney Magleby - JHCC Director of Events: Liaison

Allison Merritt – Western Design Conference

Andi Caruso – The Wort Hotel

Erik Dombroski – The Yarrow Group

Kelli Reinertson – Art Association of Jackson Hole

Madison Webb – Jackson Hole Art Auction

Michelle Dickson – National Museum of Wildlife Art

Megan Jenkins – Jackson Home Show

Terry Ray – 2021 featured gallery representative, West Lives One