PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Our Chamber team stands ready to assist and engage our members in our many events and volunteer opportunities.
Bill Rogers, IOM
Bill Rogers, IOM
President

Bill grew up in Monticello, Arkansas, and has worked for the Chamber since 1998. He has been a Public Relations professional since 1981, spending 17 years in the Media Relations Department for the Arkansas Razorbacks. He received his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Arkansas, is a 2002 graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute. In 2007, Bill graduated from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management. In his free time, you can find Bill playing golf, officiating basketball games or traveling.

bill@chamber.springdale.com

Sarah Gordley, IOM
Sarah Gordley, IOM
Senior Vice President

A member of the Chamber team since 2004, Sarah oversees all Chamber events and programs, handles accounts payable, accounts receivable and the billing of events, sponsorships and memberships. A graduate of the University of Arkansas where she currently is pursuing a Master’s degree in Business Administration, she completed the U.S. Chamber Institute of Organizational Management at the University of Arizona in 2016. She is also a graduate of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce Leadership Arkansas program. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her five amazing nephews.

sarah@chamber.springdale.com

Rhonda Hughes, IOM
Rhonda Hughes, IOM
VP of Operations

Rhonda has worked for the Chamber since 1981. She wears many hats at the Chamber and is responsible for the Chamber’s operations. In her spare time, Rhonda enjoys reading and watching Lifetime and Hallmark movies. Rhonda is known for being one of Elvis Presley’s biggest fans.

rhonda@chamber.springdale.com

Scott Edmondson
Scott Edmondson
VP of Economic Development

Scott has over 30 years of experience in his field. Before working for the Chamber, Scott specialized in banking as a consumer, commercial and real estate lender, and a compliance officer and branch manager (making him the perfect contact for starting a new business). When he’s not helping businesses with economic development, you’ll find him cheering on the Razorbacks, grilling out or spending time with his family.

scott@chamber.springdale.com

Lance Eads
Lance Eads
VP of Government Affairs

Lance earned his Bachelor’s degree from Ouachita Baptist University and has worked for the Chamber since 2010. Lance has served the Northwest Arkansas region in a number of capacities including the Springdale Advertising and Promotion Commission and as a Washington County Justice of the Peace. Currently, he serves as State Senator. He enjoys playing golf, cheering on the Razorbacks and spending time with his two daughters.

lance@chamber.springdale.com

Ginger LaMar, IOM
Ginger LaMar, IOM
VP of Member Relations

Ginger moved to Northwest Arkansas in 2018 from Joplin, Missouri, bringing with her 19+ years of Chamber experience, consisting of embracing alliances, fostering partnerships, collaborating with business leaders, being the connector of community and representing the Chamber at the state and national levels.

Her focus at the Springdale Chamber is to work with the business community for membership recruitment, retention, and increasing visibility through sponsorship opportunities. She and her husband Brian both grew up in Russell, Kansas, and she enjoys going to the beach, going to concerts, spending time with her family, and living a purposeful life.

ginger@chamber.springdale.com

 

Travis Feltner
Travis Feltner
Director of Communications

Travis grew up in Russellville, Arkansas, but has called the northwest part of the state home for close to 20 years. He’s a two-time graduate of the University of Arkansas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and a master’s in journalism. After a couple years as a weather anchor and reporter in television news, Travis spent a decade as a small business owner in NWA before joining the Chamber in 2021. When he’s not working, you’ll find him in the lawn or spending time with his wife and two kids.

Travis@chamber.springdale.com

Alana Whatley
Alana Whatley
Director of Community Outreach

Alana has lived in eight different towns in Arkansas, but decided to make Springdale her home in 2016. Alana is a graduate of Arkansas State University, where she studied Communications and Public Relations. She has been with the Chamber since 2015. When she’s not helping businesses reach their goals, she enjoys fishing, going to the lake, traveling, playing volleyball and spending time with friends and family.

alana@chamber.springdale.com

Seagan Morrow
Seagan Morrow
Operations and Project Manager

Seagan has lived in Northwest Arkansas for the majority of her life as a Siloam Springs native, but has called Springdale her home since 2018. She graduated from John Brown University with a B.S. in Business Management and Accounting and she earned her M.B.A. in Leadership and Ethics. She has been taking care of Chamber finances and several other projects since 2020. She enjoys spending time with her dog Willow, reading a good book, and enjoying the beautiful Natural State.

Seagan@chamber.springdale.com

Abby Gann
Abby Gann
Graphic Designer and Photographer

Abby has lived all over the country but decided to make Arkansas her home after attending John Brown University. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Photography in 2016 and has been designing and photographing for the Springdale Chamber since 2019. In her free time, you’ll find her cooking, playing board games with her family, playing with her two dogs Zoey and Leia, or working on even more design and photography projects at home.

abby@chamber.springdale.com

Paola Gehrmann
Paola Gehrmann
Manager of Online Services

Paola grew up in Puerto Rico and lived in Dallas, TX for five years. While in Texas, she earned her Associates Degree in Business and her Bachelor’s Degree in organizational behavior and human resource management from the University of North Texas. She recently moved to the state of Arkansas and not long after, she found her position at the Chamber. She oversees all social media and website management. She speaks fluent Spanish and English. In her free time, you will find her riding her mountain and gravel bike, hiking, camping all over the country, and spending time with her dog, Liv!

paola@chamber.springdale.com