Board of Directors

The vision of the Kearney Chamber of Commerce is for all businesses to flourish and become an impactful leader in the community, to be a reliable resource for the people who live, work, and play here, and to be equipped to embrace the future of our community.

As the governing body of the Kearney Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors plays an important role in setting the policy agenda for the Chamber and ensuring its fiscal viability. Members of the board represent large and small businesses from Kearney, Missouri who believe in the relentless pursuit of a vibrant and prosperous business community. 

Please feel free to reach out to our leadership directly as you have questions about Kearney, the community at large, and the Kearney Chamber of Commerce.

Gerri Spencer

Gerri Spencer

President

Kearney City Hall

Brian Watts

Brian Watts

Vice-President

KPGZ 102.7 FM Radio Station

Carrie McCarthy

Carrie McCarthy

Treasurer

Academy Bank

Stacie Bratcher

Stacie Bratcher

Executive Director

Kearney Chamber of Commerce

Jennifer Grossl

Jennifer Grossl

Immediate Past President

Platte-Clay Electric Co-op

Heather Billings

Heather Billings

Director

9Round Kearney

Jewelee Cox

Jewelee Cox

Director

Tobacco Barn Farm

Jeff Fort

Jeff Fort

Director

Kearney Fire & Rescue

Dan Lechner

Dan Lechner

Director

Farmers Insurance - Lechner Agency

Jeff Morrison

Jeff Morrison

Liaison

Kearney R-1 School District

Adam Mustoe

Adam Mustoe

Director

First United Methodist Church

Michelle Turner

Michelle Turner

Director

Pizza Shoppe

Board of Director Applications Now Being Accepted

Serving on the board is a rewarding experience and an opportunity for professional growth. If you’re interested in serving, return the completed application to the Kearney Chamber of Commerce, Attn: Stacie Bratcher via email, mail or in person. Applications are accepted January 1st – April 15th. Applications will be kept confidential and on file at the Chamber office. They are used by the Chamber’s Nominating Committee to identify and evaluate potential board candidates. This committee will interview potential board members and make recommendations to the full board of directors. Directors are approved by the general membership and elected by a majority vote of current board members. 

Board Member Testimonial

"This was my chance and opportunity to be a part of a group I knew I could contribute to and have a passion for. Being in the chamber was exciting for me, but I was thrilled to be asked to be a part of the Board!"

Board Member Testimonial

"I wanted to learn more about our community and to help be a part of our future growth. Also, the relationships with other business owners, whether its personal friendship growth or just business friendships."

Board Member Testimonial

"I wanted to be on the board to help strengthen local businesses, deepen connections and because I am passionate about entrepreneurs and small business."

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