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The Cecil County Chamber is led by a 11-member volunteer Board of Directors. The day-to-day work of the Chamber is managed by Chamber Staff. For a complete list of Board and Staff members please click the Board & Staff link to the left.
The Cecil County Chamber of Commerce
In the 1920s, Chambers of Commerce were established to serve as economic development entities, helping businesses grow, supporting an educated workforce, establishing practices for workforce development, and steering legislation that was business friendly.
The Cecil County Chamber of Commerce began as a subsidiary of the New Castle County Chamber in Delaware. It was formed primarily as an outlet for the New Castle Chamber’s insurance sales program in Maryland.
In 1987, the Board of Directors of the Cecil County Chamber voted to declare independence from the New Castle Chamber, and a part time Executive Director was hired. On January 1, 1988, the Cecil County Chamber became a completely autonomous entity.
Through the efforts of several influential Cecil County citizens, a capital campaign was organized. Approximately $30,000 was donated by local government and businesses. These monies, along with the charter members’ initial dues investments, enabled the Chamber to survive for the first couple of years, while becoming established and developing its own programs and fundraising activities.
Today the membership is served by a 15-member volunteer Board of Directors, two full time employees, and one part time employee.
Cecil County’s local business community has needs and interests similar to those who were served by the very first chambers of commerce nearly a century ago. The Board, staff and volunteers of the Cecil County Chamber of Commerce are committed to meeting those needs and helping our member businesses grow and prosper.
Past Presidents & Board Chairs
The Cecil County Chamber of Commerce owes its success to the extraordinary leadership of the following individuals. Thank you for your service to our community and to our organization.
James E. Waters - 1988
David Thomey - 1989-1990 (two terms)
Dennis Clower - 1991
Bruce Fink - 1992
Connie Barker - 1993
Joyce Bowlsbey - 1994
Mark Smith, Jr. - 1995
Christine Valuckas - 1996
Dwight Thomey - 1997
Bud Felty - 1998
William Hart, Jr. - 1999
Jim Brady - 2000
Deborah Carter - 2001-2003 (two terms)
Stewart Lee - 2004
Linda Read - 2005
Dan Schneckenburger - 2006
Frank Williams IV - 2007
Al Miller - 2008
Renee Quietmeyer - 2009
Brian Byers - 2010
John Betts - 2011
Bob Palsgrove - 2012
Teen Vebares - 2013
Jeanne Parry - 2014
Linda Burris - 2015
Joseph DiNunzio - 2016
Jake Ruddy - 2017
Jack Schammel - 2018