Prince William Chamber of Commerce

Meet the Staff

Consider your Chamber staff another resource that comes with your membership. Ask us about ways to get involved, how to connect with your target audience, or just bounce ideas off of us! Use the following contact list to find the go-to person for key areas of member support. Click below to learn more about each staff member and discover a description of key areas of responsibility.
If you’re not sure who to contact, call the Chamber’s main number at 703-368-6600.

President & CEO

Debbie Jones // djones@pwchamber.org

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Primary Areas of Responsibility: Member Concerns & Compliments // Sponsorship Sales // Information and answers to questions on locating your business in Prince William County or the Cities of Manassas & Manassas Park // Media Contact

Preferred Method of Communication: Email me at djones@pwchamber.org or call me directly at 571.765.1877

How long have you been with the Chamber? I started April 18, 1990 as the Communications Coordinator– 29 years ago!

What drew you to work at the Chamber? Actually a friend of mine told me that there was an opening at the Chamber, he felt that I would be a great fit.  I was ready for a change and boy did I get a change! What has kept me at the Chamber is the people that I have met, the opportunities that I have had and the chance to make a difference in this community and, I hope, in the lives of many individuals. 

What is the thing you love most about your job? I love connecting people!  I like that every day is different.  To give you an example, 6 months after becoming the President & CEO in 1993 Disney announced their plans for Disney America in Haymarket.  What a whirl wind experience!  But fun!!

What do you like to do in your spare time? I love to travel and explore new places.  I spend a lot of time with family and friends.  I volunteer my time with different nonprofit organizations in the region.  I also have a beautiful art studio that I wish I made more time to enjoy!

If you owned a business, what kind of business would it be?  If I owned a business I think I would like to be a broker for artists.  Many talented artists produce amazing works of art but do not know how to market or sell their product.

What is one thing you wish you could tell every member?  The Prince William Chamber is a resource for you and your business.  Remember to use it- whether for personal or professional reasons.  We have a vast knowledge of the community and usually know what is happening, often before it happens.  We can help you meet whomever you need to know.  We are experts at making connections.  People to people, projects to people, companies to companies- you name it!

Director of Operations

Kelly Elliott  //  kelliott@pwchamber.org

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Membership Manager

Heather Stietzel // mailto:hstietzel@pwchamber.org

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Administrative Assistant

Margeaux Clark // mailto:mclark@pwchamber.org

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Primary Areas of Responsibility: Meet & Greet members, Manage ember data

Preferred Method of Communication: Email or phone call – whichever suits the member and the issue at hand.

How long have you been with the Chamber? A

What is the thing you love most about your job? The versatility. Every day is an adventure.

What are some of your interests & hobbies? I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the gym, gardening, and golfing. I also love to paint and read.

What is one thing you wish you could tell every member?  Utilize the many benefits of Chamber!

What drew you to work at the Chamber?  I live in the community and enjoy working with community members. Not having a commute is a great bonus!

If you owned a business, what kind of business would it be? I would own a business to help clients organize their homes/businesses.

 

 

Membership Engagement Specialist

Peggy Kimmey //

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Primary Areas of Responsibility: Chamber Check-up and Orientations

 

 

 

 

Director of Community Outreach

Suzanne Lewis // slewis@pwchamber.org

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Primary Areas of Responsibility: I work with our members on initiatives and guest speaker series for the Chamber’s Committees & Councils: Education & Innovation Committee, Government Contracting Council, Health & Wellness Council, Hispanic Council, Not-for-Profit Council, Technology & Security Council, Tourism & Hospitality Council, Veterans Council, and Women’s Leadership Council.

Preferred Method of Communication: I’ll answer any method! But my preference is email.

What drew you to work at the Chamber? The mission. Being a part of an organization that is an influence in the community where I live.  After having worked for a consulting firm and through my roles at the Chamber, I’m able to help others achieve their business goals – what could be more rewarding? I’ve enjoyed working for the Chamber since 2007 because of the contacts I’ve made with our members, and being in an ongoing learning environment.

What are some of your interests and hobbies? Wine…and now learning what’s brewing in the brewery industry! I am the proud owner of a Colbalt boat and spend summers on Lake Sebago, Maine as well as at our vacation home on Long Beach Island, NJ. I’m happiest when on the water or in a secluded cabin in front of a fire, overlooking the mountains.  I also enjoy traveling….just about anywhere!

If you owned a business, what kind of business would it be?  For 11 years, I worked in the field of undergraduate college admissions for different universities. During my evenings, I enjoy using that time to assist students and their families navigate the college search and application process to enhance their chances for admission.

What is one thing you wish you could tell every member? The Chamber is designed so there is something for everyone…no matter the type or size of your business or even your personal working style.  Get involved! You’ll not only make key connections in the place where you do business but you’ll become more connected in your own community.

Finance Director

Anita Duecaster // aduecaster@pwchamber.org

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Primary Areas of Responsibility: Point of contact for billing & financial questions // Reach out if you are having problems paying for invoices or event registrations online // Point of contact for Finance Committee

Preferred Method of Communication: Email

How long have you been with the Chamber? 20 years

What is the thing you love most about your job? Numbers! And people. 

What do you like to do in your spare time? I love to golf and read.

If you owned a business, what kind of business would it be? I would probably do bookkeeping.

 

 

Director of Government Relations

Ross Snare // mailto:rsnare@pwchamber.org

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Primary Areas of Responsibility: Point of Contact for Policy Committee // Point of Contact for Economic Development Committee // Point of Contact for Chamber PAC // Lobbies for the interests of member businesses at the state and local levels // Point of contact for all elected officials.

Preferred Method of Communication: Email

What drew you to work at the Chamber? I have worked for the County and State Government, and when the position opened up with the Chamber, I felt like it was a great fit and gave me the opportunity to advocate on behalf of businesses while still being involved in my community.

What is the thing you love most about your job?  I enjoy being in my community connecting with people in it and helping them solve problems that they may not be able to solve themselves. 

What do you like to do in your spare time?  Relax with friends, go hiking and cooking.

If you owned a business, what kind of business would it be? I would own a specialty food truck.  What the “specialty” is…. I have no idea.

What is one thing you wish you could tell every member? I want to work with you to help with any issues you may have and will get the best answer that I can to your questions.  So please, shoot me an email or give me a call.   

 

Events Assistant

Nicole Andres // nandres@pwchamber.org

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Primary Areas of Responsibility: : Increasing your desired outreach and branding goals within the Chamber through events and features that encourage enhanced visibility for your company.

Preferred Method of Communication: Email to lay the groundwork and get you on my ‘to contact’ list. Then phone calls and in person consultations are great for detailed discussion, especially because we have so many activities.

What drew you to work at the Chamber? A desire to be an active part in our rapidly developing Region led me to the Chamber. As a military spouse I move around a lot and I learned the importance of having a strong network to lean on. The Chamber has a great mission to help businesses, big or small, succeed.

What is the thing you love most about your job? The opportunities to develop creative ideas. We have so many businesses and coming up with innovative marketing and promotional events that feature our members in the best light is a joy.

What do you like to do in your spare time? Spending time with my husband and our two boys. We do a lot of historical costuming and cosplay events. I also enjoy working out, dancing and volunteering with Center for the Arts Prince William/Manassas as a costumer.

If you owned a business, what kind of business would it be? Talent Management/Booking Agency with a dash of Event Planning.

What is one thing you wish you could tell every member? Sponsorship during events is the most dynamic from of branding and stretching your marketing dollars effectively. Membership investment is just a small part, being active creates such amazing opportunities.

 

Many thanks to Mila Jackson Photography for the excellent work on our staff photos!

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