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 : Steve Botts, Heritage Financial Group,LLC  

Immediate Past Chair:      

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

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

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 2018-2019

  • Steve Botts    - Board Chair      Heritage Financial Group, LLC
  • Deb Wendorf - Board Member    On Demand Solutions
  • Andy Arbuckle    Board Member     First Bank
  • Angela Campbell     Board Member     Southeastern Building Corp
  • John Ferguson     Board Member     Luxury Warehouse
  • Scott Foster     Board Member     Foster Engineering
  • Frank Freels     Board Member     Volunteer State Bank - Portland
  • Amy Raines     Board Member     Park Place Retirement Community
  • Chip Pitzer    Board Member     C. David Pitzer, CPA P.C.
  • 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
  • Marty Cook    Chair Elect     Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC - Cook
  • 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,




stephanie.jpgStephanie Moynihan 
Customer Service Representative

kendall.jpgKendell Sinks
Director of Events