Who We Are

The Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce is Sumner County’s largest Chamber, representing the interests of its 800+ member businesses and 8,730 member employees throughout the area. The Chamber's talented, professional staff works with hundreds of engaged member companies, volunteers and partners in an effort to create and sustain a dynamic Hendersonville. In addition to helping advance member businesses, the Hendersonville Chamber works in partnership with other chambers in the Nashville region in pursuit of success in today’s global economy.

Mission Statement

To be the premier organization for the connection, advocacy, promotion and support of business in the Hendersonville Area.

Vision Statement

The Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce sets the standard for excellence in membership services, community alliances and business growth and development within the Hendersonville area. We connect business with customers, suppliers and important community issues, advocate for our broad and diverse members to create a climate of growth, promote business through a variety of marketing activities to the community and member to member, and support members through education, recognition and business assistance.

Executive Committee

 Board Chair :Marty Cook, Bone, McAllester, Norton, PLLC-Cook   

Immediate Past Chair: Steve Botts, Heritage Financial Group,LLC  

JHP_1143.jpgChair Elect: Lee Rucks -Christian Brothers Automotive    

Legal Counsel: Mary Smith Constangy,Brooks, Smith & Prophete,LLC             

JHP_0844.jpgVice-Chair: Greg Wilson, Actors Point Theatre Company

Vice Chair/Board: Dr Dauer- Union University Hendersonville  

Vice Chair: Barry Harwick, Centennial Retail Services 

Vice Chair/Board: Laura Degelau Comcast Spotlight                                          

Treasurer: Kathryn Gupton  

kathleen02-2016web.jpgPresident/CEO: Kathleen Hawkins


















Board of Directors 2019-2020

  • Marty Cook    Board Chair    Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC - Cook
  • Lee Rucks   Chair Elect  Christian Brothers Automotive
  • Deb Wendorf   Board Member    On Demand Solutions
  • Amy Raines     Board Member     Park Place Retirement Community
  • Nicholas Howald    Board Member     TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center
  • Jeff Burns    Board Member     Aladdin Temp-Rite
  • Lynn Bowles    Board Member     Hendersonville Lifestyle Publication
  • Wendy  Navarro    Board Member     Navarro Creative Group
  • Daniel  McMullen    Board Member     LaQuinta Inn & Suites
  • Jason Duncan   Board Member   Energy Lighting Services
  • Lacy Edwards  Board Member   Durham Farms
  • April Jones   Board Member   Tap Snap 1208
  • Kevin Jones   Board Member   Keller Williams Realty
  • Penny McElhaney   Board Member   Rocky McElhaney Law Firm
  • Dr. Courtney Moseley Board Member  Music City Health
  • Sean Roach  Board Member  Sean Roach & Associates
  • Scot Robinson    Board Member    Olympian Construction
  • Steve Botts     Immeidate Past Chair      Heritage Financial Group, LLC
  • Dr  Del Phillips    ex-officio     Sumner County Board of Education
  • Mayor Jamie  Clary    ex-officio     City of Hendersonville
  • Jimmy  Johnston    ex-officio     Forward Sumner
  • Rob Thompson    Immediate Past Chair     Riptide Shaved Ice
  • Mary  Smith    Legal Counsel     Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
  • Kathryn  Gupton    Treasurer     Kathryn Gupton, CPA
  • Barry Hardwick    Vice Chair     Centennial Retail Services
  • Greg  Wilson    Vice Chair     Actor's Point Theatre Company
  • Dr.  Renee Dauer    Vice Chair/Board      Union University Hendersonville
  • Laura Degelau    Vice Chair/Board      Comcast Spotlight
  • Abbie Rice    ex-officio     9 Round
  • Kathleen Hawkins    President/CEO    Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce


Chamber Staff

Melissa Baker,
Membership Service Representative



Gennie Campbell,
Accounting and Operation Manager



kathleen02-2016web.jpgKathleen Hawkins,




Erin Morton
Customer Sales Support



stephanie.jpgStephanie Moynihan 
Customer Service Representative


kendall.jpgKendell Sinks
Director of Events