Who We Are

The Lenexa Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) membership organization of more than 650 businesses and institutions dedicated to advancing the economic, professional, and civic welfare of Lenexa.

We serve as a partner, resource, voice, and connector for the business community and its professionals.

Whether based in Lenexa or serving Lenexa companies and families, our diverse membership is located throughout the metropolitan region and ranges from entrepreneurs, non-profits, and small businesses to global corporations and emerging industries.

Chamber Team

The Chamber team leads the organization on a daily basis, focused on continuously creating value for our members.

Ashley Sherard, J.D., IOM
CEO & Economic Development Director

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Membership Director

Abby Stuke, IOM
Marketing & Events Director

Laura Baldwin, IOM

Sarah Schooley
Communications Director

Steiner-2012Julie Steiner
Convention & Visitors Bureau Director


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors, selected from and voted on by the membership, acts as the governing body for the Chamber and works to determine, implement, and promote the Chamber’s objectives.

Executive Board

Aaron Alonzo (Chair)
SpringHill Suites

Mark McFarland (Past Chair)
Hinkle Law Firm, LLC

Trent Dansel (Chair-Elect)

Melissa Vancrum (Secretary / Treasurer)
Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile and Rhodes

Board of Directors

Deanne Belshe
Johnson County Community College

David Bonebrake
Healthcare Solutions Team

Eric Bosch
Studio Six13

Mandy Cawby
WaterOne of Johnson County

Daniel Fontoura
AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Susan McNamara

Mitchell O’Laughlin
Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Julie Sayers, ex officio
Mayor of Lenexa

Kate Smith
Kate Smith Soirée

Troy Smith


Micah Walje
Ronco Construction

David Woolf
Commerce Bank

Alexandria Zacny
Turner Construction Company

The past leaders of the Lenexa Chamber’s Board of Directors have been an integral part of this organization and the growth of our community. View Past Board Chairs

Committee and Division Chairpersons

Member representatives lead our standing committees and divisions, helping to define and advance these critical Chamber initiatives.

Brad Wells
First Bank Mortgage
Chairman’s Ambassadors Committee

Ryan Biery
Colliers International
Economic Development Council

Deanne Belshe
Johnson County Community College
Leadership Lenexa

Jermaine Jamison
Jamison Perry, LLC​
Legislative Affairs Committee