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Chamber Staff


Cindy Cobb - Executive Director



Lily Taylor - Executive Assistant

Board of Directors


Cindy Cobb – Executive Director, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce

Lori Spurling – Chair Board,  The Daily Courier

Craig DeBrew - Upcoming Chair Board, Duke Energy

Michelle Okpych – Treasurer, RE/MAX Journey

Buffy Fountain – Past Board Chair, Fountain Electric & Services

Travis D. Hudgins - Certified Public Accountant



Annette Staley – Foothills Workforce Board

Dora Ireta – TD Bank

Doug Grondahl – Tryon International Equestrian Center

Jason Cole – Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy

Marie Ruppe – Personnel Services Unlimited

Mark Franklin – Isothermal Community College

Melissa Cantrell - United Bank

Ritchie Garland – Rutherford County Schools

Tory Shepherd - Rutherford Regional Hospital