Chamber Board of Directors

The general governance, direction, finances, procedures and policy-making responsibilities of the Chamber of Commerce are vested in the Board of Directors. Chamber Officers – the Executive Committee of the Chamber Board of Directors – are: Chairman of the Chamber Board of Directors, Chairman-Elect of the Board, Vice Chairpersons of the Board, Treasurer and Chamber President and Chief Executive.

2018 Chamber Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Martin Burks III, J. F. Bell Funeral Home

Interim President
Phil Sparks, Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce

First Vice Chairman (Chair-Elect) of the Board
Peter Caramanis, Royer, Caramanis & McDonough

Vice Chairwoman – Member Services
Alison DeTuncq, UVA Community Credit Union

Vice Chairman – Economic Vitality
Brinson White, Blue Ridge Title

Vice Chairman – Finance & Chairman, Audit Committee
Robert Pflugfelder, Pepsi-Cola Bottling of Central Virginia

Past Chairman of the Board (2017) & Chairman, Chamber Recognitions
Joe Raichel, Wells Fargo 

Simone Alley, Piedmont Virginia Community College
Charlie Armstrong, Southern Development
Paul Beyer, Tom Tom Founders Festival
Sasha Farmer, Story House Real Estate
Michael Guthrie, Roy Wheeler Realty Company
Stephen Horan, CFA Institute
Cass Kawecki, CBRE-Charlottesville
Arlene Lee, R. E. Lee Companies
Kevin Leibl, Advanced Network Systems
Cristine Nardi, Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Antonio Rice, Charlottesville Salvation Army
Ivo Romenesko, Appraisal Group
Charles Rotgin, Great Eastern Management Co.
Colette Sheehy, University of Virginia
Pamela Sutton-Wallace, University of Virginia Health System
Jeff Thomas, SHINE Systems
Erika Viccellio, The Fountain Fund
Brinson White, Blue Ridge Title 


The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to representing private enterprise, promoting business, and enhancing the quality of life in our Greater Charlottesville communities.

Our Mission

The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to representing private enterprise, promoting business, and enhancing the quality of life in our Greater Charlottesville communities.