“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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Events Director

 

 
Laura May

Laura brings creative genius and organized philosophy to our team.  Firmly rooted in Dallas with her husband and their four children, Laura is committed to helping Dallas be the very best it can be.  She implements her work on Parent Teacher Conference to bring appealing content to our social media platforms and event planning.  If you're ever looking for Laura at an event you'll find her engaging with members of the community or making sure JD is where he is supposed to be.

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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