The Temple Chamber of Commerce leadership is excited to announce the promotion of Kaylee Blumenfeld, M.S.M. Blumenfeld assumes the role of Director of Signature Initiatives, following her accomplishments as Event & Digital Sales Coordinator.
“I’m pleased to announce Kaylee’s promotion to the position of Director of Signature Initiatives for the Temple Chamber of Commerce,” said Rod Henry, President, and CEO of the Temple Chamber of Commerce. “She has demonstrated a level of excellence in event execution, service to the membership and community, and is an asset to the Chamber team.”
Blumenfeld has worked for the Temple Chamber of Commerce for four years. She began as the Communications & Marketing Intern while completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Upon her graduation in 2018, she joined the staff of the Temple Chamber full-time as the Event Coordinator.
In her new role, Blumenfeld will continue to build upon and enhance event strategy and execution for all Chamber events. She will also focus on developing and implementing initiatives with the leadership of the Chamber to fulfill the organization's mission to advocate for the community by preserving, protecting, and promoting a business-friendly environment.
“In the past four years, it has been wonderful to see Kaylee’s professional growth,” stated Whitney Theriot, Vice President of the Temple Chamber of Commerce. “She is an invaluable team member and has been a player in our rebranding in 2018 as an Intern, helping navigate the highs and lows of the Pandemic shifting from in-person to meaningful virtual events, to emerging into the ‘new norm’ overseeing complete overhauls of in-person events for community health and a valuable experience to our membership and community.”
In addition to duties in event management, Blumenfeld supports communication and marketing efforts and is the staff liaison for the Military Relations Council and the Spirit of Santa Fe Trail.
Most recently, in the Spring of 2022, Kaylee completed her Master of Management at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Whitney Theriot, Vice President & COO of the Temple Chamber, was recognized on the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives's 40 Under 40 list! Whitney is a vital team member and a confidant who strives to always be one step ahead by taking on increased responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities, enabling the organization to strive for relevancy, to be a level above. She’s demonstrated strong leadership traits by taking on assignments including the successful submission of a workforce grant through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and being accepted into the Business Leads Fellowship program. She was recently elected chair of P-20, a multi-county consortium of education and business leaders working on initiatives to enhance the workforce of tomorrow. Congratulations Whitney!
"ACCE is dedicated to recognizing and supporting the most talented professionals in the chamber industry. This annual recognition program showcases 40 of the industry’s top emerging leaders who have demonstrated success in their careers and made significant contributions to the communities they serve. The list includes CEOs and staff professionals from a wide variety of roles and chamber sizes. Their creativity, dedication and commitment to identifying innovative solutions will help shape the future of the chamber profession." 40 Under 40: https://bit.ly/40Under40WT
The Temple Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2022 Board of Directors and Officers, including three new members.
Gayle Kiger, of KCEN TV Channel 6, will serve as Chair of the Board, succeeding Drayton McLane III of McLane Group. Robert Jones of BancorpSouth has been named First Vice-Chair.
“The past 18 months have proven the strength and relevancy of the Temple Chamber of Commerce,” said Gayle Kiger, incoming Chair of the Board. “I look forward to following the excellent leadership from Drayton McLane III, Rick Kasberg, and others who served unselfishly, with a focus on advocating for our community by preserving, protecting, and promoting a business-friendly environment.”
The 2022 Board of Directors will focus on critical issues for the Temple Chamber of Commerce membership and business community, including providing valuable resources for member businesses, keeping members informed, connected, and prosperous, advancing community excellence, and maintaining organizational sustainability.
Bo Harvey of Treno Pizzeria & Taproom will continue to serve as Treasurer. Other Officers for the 2022 Board of Directors are Drayton McLane III of McLane Group, Immediate Past Chair; Claire Hartman of First Community Title, Vice-Chair of Organization Improvement; Mike Pilkington of Bell Contractors, Vice-Chair of Governmental Affairs; Kim Langston of 3 Texans Winery & Vineyard, Vice-Chair of Membership Services; and Elliot Germany of Panel Specialists, Inc., Vice-Chair of Business and Community Development.
The three joining the Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning on January 1, 2022, are Everett Boutwell of McLane Company, Kayla Landeros of West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, P.C., and Ken Reeves of Performance Foodservice Group ROMA.
“Business leaders who agree to serve on the Chamber Board share a commitment to creating an environment where all can thrive,” said Rod Henry, President, and CEO of the Temple Chamber. “We will continue to build upon the strength of the previous year, with the knowledge and experience our Board provides. Continuing to effectively lead to preserve, protect, and promote a business-friendly environment.”
The 2022 Temple Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors:
Everett Boutwell | McLane Company
Adrian Cannady (Ex-Officio) | Temple Economic Development Corporation
Bill Galinsky | Baylor Scott & White Health
Elliot Germany* | Panel Specialists, Inc.
Shannon Gowan | Ronald McDonald House
Claire Hartman* | First Community Title
Bo Harvey* | Treno Pizzeria & Taproom
Robert Jones* | BancorpSouth
Gayle Kiger* | KCEN TV Channel 6
Rick Kasberg | KPA Engineers
Kayla Landeros | West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, P.C.
Dana Lange | R.T. Schneider Construction
Kim Langston* | 3 Texans Winery & Vineyard
Drayton McLane III* | McLane Group
Bobby Ott | Temple ISD
Mike Pilkington* | Bell Contractors
Ken Reeves | Performance Foodservice Group ROMA
Shelton Rhodes | Greater Zion Church of God in Christ
Casey Simpson | Oncor Electric Delivery
Jessica Walker | Lengefeld Lumber Company
*Indicates Executive Board Member