Business Meeting

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Andrew Rice - Shelter Insurance Agent

President

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

Director

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

Director

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

Director

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

Director

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

Director

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

Director

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

Director

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

Director

Stephanie has worked in the Lexington License Office for 22 years, the last 10 years as manager. 

 

Whitnee Maycock  - Medical Doctor - Ray County Hospital

Director

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.

 

 

Staff:

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. 

chamber@HistoricLexington.com

660.259.3082

 

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. 

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