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 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.

Austin O'Bryhim - State Farm Insurance
Nick Koinis - Edward Jones
Heather Huhn - Huhn Insurance 
Rhea Brough - Jedediah's Catering & Concessions
Chad Sheldon - The Liquor Store & JH Marketplace
Tom Fennon - Integrity Travel & Cruise
Lisa Delaney - Keller Williams 

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.

Shannon Schiner - Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Kendra Alessandro - Fine Dining Restaurant Group
Stephen Lane - Teton Mountain Lodge
LB Haney - Virginian Lodge 
Mary Bess - Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris 
John Bowers - Jackson Hole Travel & Tourism Board
Spencer Long - Yarrow Group
Robert Weinstein - Grand Targhee
Al Gauthier - Newport Hotel Group 
Johanna Holbrook - The Wort Hotel 
Sadek Darwiche - Hotel Jackson
Veronica Jakab - Snow King 

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.

Ariel Korber - Tambourine
Wendy Martinez - Community Foundation
Suzanne Rees - Community Foundation 
Stephanie Sokol - Rocky Mountain Rentals
Danielle Kapscos - First Interstate Bank 
Andy Flores-Cano - Bank of Jackson Hole 

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.

Kendra Alessandro - Fine Dinning Restaurant Group
Erica Smith - Snake River Sporting Club
Shawn Daus - Destination Connection
Liza Van Dissel - Teton Pines 
Glen Isola 

Fall Arts Festival Committee 

Kevin Doyle - Jackson Hole Art Auction
Allison Merrit - Western Design Conference 
Megan Jenkins - JH Airport 
Andi Caruso - Wort Hotel 
Michelle Dickson - National Museum of Wildlife Art 
Eric Dombroski - The Yarrow Group 

Old West Days Committee

Morgan Jaouen - JH Historical Society and Museum 
Tim Harland - Harland Brothers Real Estate 
Vicki Garnick - JH Playhouse
Alex Lemieux - Wort Hotel 
Elliott Wilkins - Snake River Brewing 

ElkFest Committee

Raena Parsons - National Elk Refuge 
Erin O'Brien - Grand Teton Association 
JR Berezay - HUB Insurance
Tom Ninnemann
Gary Edington
Cliff Kirkpatrick
Patrick Starich
Paul Vogelheim