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

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Chief Executive Officer


JD Shinn

Chief Executive Officer

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


Events Coordinator

Bonnie Dreier

Bonnie has worked for the Dallas Area Visitors Center since 2007, and has been a major contributor to the success of its programs. Promoted to Events and Programs Manager in January of 2017 she is constantly serving the community through her passion for tourism, agriculture and community togetherness.  Whether it is working with her Vendors for the Polk County Bounty Market or facilitating an event, Bonnie is always present with a smile and a welcoming heart that makes her easy to approach and brings a light to everyone she works with.

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Programs Director


Ashley Kahl

Ashley brings creative ideas and innovation to our team.  Firmly rooted in Dallas with her husband and their four boys,  Ashley is committed to helping Dallas be the very best it can be.  She uses her outside of the box thinking to help bring appealing content to our social media platforms and event planning.  If you're ever looking for Ashley at an event you'll find her engaging with members of the community or in line for food.

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 Rick Young - President

The Car Doctor

 LaVonne Wilson

Committed Citizen

Michelle Johnstone

Dallas School District - Ex-Officio

 Mike Barker - Vice President

Mid-Valley Ford

 Bob Brannigan

Committed Citizen

 AJ Foscoli

City of Dallas - Ex-Officio