“Because as the challenge escalates, the need for teamwork elevates.” ― John C. Maxwell

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Chief Executive Officer

JD Shinn

Before coming to Dallas, JD spent time on staff with the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, where he participated in a workforce development project called the Career Achievement Network. While serving at Salem Chamber he went back to school to finish his Bachelor’s degree. Shinn earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Management & Organizational Leadership from George Fox University. He is tasked with leading the Chamber and Visitor Center to in casting new vision.  JD is a Dallas High School Graduate.  He brings a passion for people and an attitude of servant leadership to the community.

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Board Members

Administrative Assistant

Sarah Javins

Sarah joins Dallas Chamber with 7 years' experience in hospitality, most recently as Front Desk Associate at Best Western University Inn and Suites. Before that, Sarah has worked with Best Western hotels in Management, Customer Service, and Sales.  Sarah and her husband moved here in 2014. Since then they have welcomed a daughter and they are looking forward to the arrival of their second. Their family is looking forward to seeing, and helping the Dallas community to grow and flourish.

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 Mike Barker - President

Mid Valley Ford

 LaVonne Wilson

Committed Citizen

 Tammy Noon

S & T Support LLC

Michelle Johnstone

Dallas School District - Ex-Officio

 MacLarin Jones - Vice President

Harvest Crossfit

 Gerard Graveline

Columbia Bank

 Emily Mentzer

Polk Itemizer-Observer

 AJ Foscoli

City of Dallas - Ex-Officio