BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Andrew Rice - Shelter Insurance Agent
Andrew opened his small business in 2019 - and has worked hard to be involved with local service groups, Lexington businesses, and serving the residents of our community.
Cary Beal - Investor
Cary Beal is a fixture throughout downtown Lexington - as an all day coffee drinker who pops in regularly to visit with local business owners. In addition to 30+ years with Armco Steel, he recently served a term on the Lexington City Council.
Monte Lauderdale - Retired Corporate Manager
Monte Lauderdale knows Lexington. He spent over 30 years working for Dunbrooke Apparel Corporation - which was founded in Lexington - retiring as their Director of Operations. Today, he serves as an Executive Board Member for the The Wentworth Military Academy Museum.
Willa Beach - Former Manager, Trails Regional Library
Willa Beach recently retired as Manager of Trails Regional Library in Lexington - and is passionate about community events and projects. She will serve as Chamber President next year and looks forward to promoting strategic business planning for new and existing employers.
Rick Cottrell - Retired Executive Vice President, WMA
Colonel Rick Cottrell is a native Oklahoman, but might as well be a Lexington native! After seven years in the Navy, Rick spent 31 years at Wentworth Military Academy, teaching business education, serving as Commandant, and retiring as the Executive Vice President.
Al “The Shopkeeper” Giuntoli - Owner, Sneak A Peek Antiques & Decor
Al "the Shopkeeper" Giuntoli owns Sneak-A-Peek Antiques & Decor in historic, downtown Lexington. He grew up in Lucca, Italy - but maintains the same high and tight haircut given to him by Uncle Sam upon enlistment in the United States Marine Corps. Al is passionate about ensuring an active and engaged business community throughout our city.
Valoree Maycock - Attorney at Law
Valoree Maycock is a fifth generation Lexingtonian - and local Attorney at Law. She helps steer the board on local issues most concerning to businesses.
Bill Miller - Retired, Field Service Officer, General Motors
Bill is in his second term on the chamber board. He served four terms on the Lexington City Council. For the past 8 1/2 years he has served as the club manager at the Lexington VFW.
Stephanie Schroeder - Manager, Lexington License Bureau
Stephanie has worked in the Lexington License Office for 22 years, the last 10 years as manager.
Whitnee Maycock - Medical Doctor - Ray County Hospital
Family medicine fulfills her passion for preventive care through nutrition and wellness. She also work with patients diagnosed with chronic illnesses, helping them to achieve their optimal levels of health.
Cathy Laizure- Restaurant Owner- Heist II
Cathy is new to Lexington, but not new to the business world. She was a music teacher and studio owner for over 25 years as well as and active Real Estate Professional. She and her husband, Charlie, have been in the food truck and restaurant business for many tears and now own the Heist II here in Lexington.
Penny Grosso - Executive Director
Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce
Penny came to Lexington in 1973 to work for Mattingly Stores Company. She volunteered many years in the community before accepting the position of chamber director in 2009.
Robyn Flanigan - Assistant Executive Director
Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce
Robyn Flanigan served two terms as a Director. As a Board Member, she was a significant proponent of the annual downtown Fall Scarecrow contest and business outreach. August of 2021, Robyn accepted the position of assistant director.