Standing Chamber Committees
Business Development Council
Vice Chair: Penny Groux
Mission: To foster cooperation and progress among the Chamber, BCEDA, City of Gulf
Shores and City of Orange Beach on economic development activities.
Civic & Governmental Affairs Council
Vice Chair: Bill Tunnell
Mission: To serve as a proactive advocate for the business community and members on issues, obstacles and strategies regarding civic and governmental affairs.
Conservation & Natual Resources Council
Vice Chair: Taylor Norton
Mission: To preserve and enhance the natural resources of Coastal Alabama
through education and communication.
Educational Affairs Council
Vice Chair: Nick Wilmott
Mission: To position the Chamber to excel in its role as champions of education.
Vice Chair: Kevin McCarron
Mission: To ensure the availability of capital resources.
Marine Trades Council
Vice Chair: Susan Boggs
Mission: To protect the Marine Trades Industry on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Vice Chair: Declan McClelland
Mission: To encourage, strengthen, and retain membership.
Small Business Council
Vice Chair: Yolanda Devine Johnson
Mission: To provide leadership and counseling to area retailers and businesses to help
increase stability and growth.
Tourism & Special Events Council
Vice Chair: Rod Peevy
Mission: To produce events encouraging tourism.
Annual National Shrimp Festival
Chairman: Spencer Cade
Mission: To produce the Annual National Shrimp Festival.
If you wish to serve as a Shrimp Festival volunteer, please call Ann vonEberstein at the Chamber at 251.968.7220
Chamber Ambassadors Committee
Chairman: Brandi Ingram
The Ambassadors are just what their name implies! They represent our Chamber and serve as critical links between the Chamber and its members. They participate at ribbon-cuttings, ground-breakings, assist at Chamber events such as Business After Hours and First Friday Forum, and work on our membership drive. If you are interested in serving in this area, please call Vicki Stillings at the Chamber at 251.968.7200
Chairman: Doug Ingram
This new committee serves as our official Membership Outreach Team. They will be developing and implementing a program for direct contact with new members and providing them with information on opportunities to become actively engaged in our organization.
Island Spirit Committee
Chairman: Penny Groux
This committee oversees the work of one of our Chamber's signature projects -- the monthly Island Spirit Award. They promote the program and they assist with the selection and recognition of the recipients. If you are interested in serving in this area, please call Owen Corcoran at the Chamber at 251.968.4237