About Us

The Lenexa Chamber of Commerce exists to give its business members influence in the community, access to key people in government and the community, provide a forum for businesses to affect the business climate, and to play a lead role in ensuring strong economic growth and quality of life in Lenexa.

The Lenexa Chamber of Commerce is a business organization with more than 90 years of service creating and preserving a strong business climate and high quality of life in the area by achieving the following:

  • Advance the interests of its members by supporting and encouraging local, state and federal legislation that will promote the continued growth of the Lenexa business community and provide an equitable taxation system.
  • Implement programs that will address the current needs of businesses while continuing to plan for the long-term vitality of Lenexa.
  • Continue building upon key alliances through unique partnerships formed through the City, Chamber members, businesses, organizations and others.
  • Maintain a positive public image to accomplish continued community and business growth and retention.

Chamber Staff

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

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Membership Director

Abby Stuke
Events Director

Laura Baldwin, IOM

SchooleySarah Schooley
Communications Director

Steiner-2012Julie Steiner
Convention & Visitors Bureau Director


Board of Directors

Executive Board

Mark McFarland (Chair)
Hinkle Law Firm, LLC

Jermaine Jamison (Past Chair)
Jamison Perry, LLC

Aaron Alonzo (Chair-Elect)
SpringHill Suites

Ryan Biery (Secretary / Treasurer)
Copaken Brooks

Board of Directors

Michael Boehm, ex officio
Commerce Bank

David Bonebrake
Healthcare Solutions Team

Mandy Cawby
WaterOne of Johnson County

Trent Dansel

Ron Ferris
Nabholz Construction

Daniel Fontoura
AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Andy Kyser
United Parcel Service (UPS)

Mya Lawrence
Johnson County Community College

Kate Smith
Butterfield’s Bakery & Market

Melissa Vancrum
Rouse, Frets, White, Goss, Gentile, and Rhoades

Micah Walje

David Woolf
Commerce Bank

Alexandria Zacny
Turner Construction Company

View Past Board Chairs

Committee and Division Chairpersons

Brian Hawk
State Farm Insurance
Chairman’s Ambassadors Committee

Ron Ferris
Nabholz Construction
Economic Development Council

MacKenzie Harvison
City of Lenexa
Leadership Lenexa Co-Chair


Cheryl Coon
University of Kansas Edwards Campus
Leadership Lenexa Co-Chair

Andy Huckaba
Huckaba and Associates
Legislative Affairs Committee

Lenexa Chamber on Twitter:

The state legislative session is fast approaching first adjournment, and today our Legislative Affairs squad discussed the big issues moving toward center stage (plus other tidbits from under the Dome!) Thanks to @NabholzCorp for allowing us to use their fantastic training room. pic.twitter.com/MU0zl4KczB

The Leadership Lenexa session continues with an overview of @JCCCtweet’s credit and continuing education programs and a visit to @CanyonCreekOPS, a project based learning school. #Lenexa pic.twitter.com/rNU0qgiTH2

Today’s Leadership Lenexa session focuses on education. We are starting our day at the @theSMSD’s Center for Academic Achievement with a tour and student panel. #lenexa #leadershiplenexa pic.twitter.com/UiIno5rmey