Board of Directors




Meet your 2017-2018 Athens Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

 Lange Svehlak- Athens Daily Review

Immediate Past Chairman

Steve Barksdale- Bancorp South Insurance

Incoming Chairman

Betty Herriage - Henderson County District Clerk

Recording Secretary 

Kathy Means- Kathys Boutique


Marisa Gunstanson - Southside Bank (January through June)

Corey Frentress-Velvin & Weeks (June through December)


Marisa Gunstanson


Erick Graham- Pastor Sand Springs Baptist Church

Chris Tinsley - Attorney-at-Law

Corey Frentress - Velvin & Weeks

Stephen Magee- Elder Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram 

Matt Porter- Ivan Smith Furniture

Nathan Herrington - Thrive Community Church

Janie Cole- Cole Air Conditioning & Appliance Co.

Chad McKibbin- Sonic 

Blake Daniels- Oak Wood Place Senior Living

Freddie Paul - Brookhaven Industires (not pictured)



Blake Stiles - Superintendent Athens ISD 

Lisa Denton - Athens Economic Development Corporation

Gary Whittle - Interim City Manager 

Kristen Bennett - Trinity Valley Community College


Carol Morton - Keep Athens Beautiful


  • Athens Chamber generates a positive economic impact by involving the entire membership and utilizing their individual expertise.
  • Everyday the Chamber receives calls from individuals and businesses looking for potential vendors that get your business info.
  • You can increase positive perception among consumers and business owners when you're identified as a member of the Athens Chamber.
  • Chamber events and programs provide members with great opportunities to get to know new people and expand their prospect base.
  • "Membership brings credibility to your business." -Justin Weiner Attorney