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, LLP       

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

Vice Chair/Board: Dr Dauer- Union University Hendersonville  

Vice Chair: Barry Hardwick, Centennial Retail Services 

Vice Chair/Board: Laura Degelau Comcast Spotlight                                          

sean-1.jpgTreasurer: Sean Roach,  Sean Roach & Associates, PC

kath2019.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
  • Kelley Crecelius   Board Member   First Tennessee Bank 
  • 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
  • Kevin Jones   Board Member   Keller Williams Realty
  • Penny McElhaney   Board Member   Rocky McElhaney Law Firm
  • Dr. Courtney Moseley Board Member  Music City Health
  • Scot Robinson    Board Member    Olympian Construction
  • Steve Botts     Immediate 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
  • Mary  Smith    Legal Counsel     Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
  • Sean Roach  Treasurer   Sean Roach & Associates, PC  
  • 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




kath2019.jpgKathleen Hawkins,




erin2019a.jpgErin Morton
Director of Events



stephanie.jpgStephanie Moynihan 
Customer Service Representative