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ABOUT US

ATTRACTING

INNOVATION.

SUSTAINING

GROWTH.

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce is an advocacy-based nonprofit organization and the cornerstone of our business community. Today, with more than 700 member businesses ranging from one-of-a-kind small businesses to leading global organizations, The Chamber ALX ensures a thriving future for Alexandria and welcomes all who do business here. We’re here to be your network, your champion, and your guide to building a more resilient business.

Our Chamber has a responsibility to make Alexandria the ideal place to work, live, and grow your business. As a member, The Chamber ALX becomes a channel to boost your brand, a resource to find opportunities and build relationships, and a seal of approval to give your business credibility in our community. Whether we’re advocating on behalf of businesses to local government, hosting events to connect you with others, or giving visibility to businesses and nonprofits that Alexandrians should know about—we’re working in your best interest.

Alexandria is one of the most culturally rich and unique small cities in the country—a place that attracts talent and tourists alike—and that relies on a balanced and engaged business community to continue shaping its future.

Establishing and growing a resilient business in Alexandria comes with its complexities, and The Chamber ALX will help you navigate them and set you up for success. As an advocate, we lend support for organizations to overcome growing pains and startup challenges, unexpected market shifts, and changes in regulations. Belonging to The Chamber ALX ensures that you can access the solutions that benefit your business and invest in the health of our entire business community.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Chair

Stephanie Beyer Kirby

Chair-Elect

Angela Hartley

National Industries for the Blind

Chair, Communications

Erik Hansen

Mekanic

Chair, Finance

Gary Barton

Cotton & Company

Chair, Governance

Peter McElwain

Baker Tilly US, LLP

Chair, Development

Denise Palmieri

American Bar Association

Chair, Government Relations

Ann Harbour

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Chair, Membership & Immediate Past Chair

Dave Millard

Avison Young

President & CEO

Joseph Haggerty

Alexandria Chamber of Commerce

General Counsel

Andrew Palmieri

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP

Chair

Stephanie Beyer Kirby

Chair-Elect

Angela Hartley

National Industries for the Blind

Chair, Communications

Erik Hansen

Mekanic

Chair, Finance

Gary Barton

Cotton & Company

Chair, Governance

Peter McElwain

Baker Tilly US, LLP

Chair, Development

Denise Palmieri

American Bar Association

Chair, Government Relations

Ann Harbour

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Chair, Membership & Immediate Past Chair

Dave Millard

Avison Young

President & CEO

Joseph Haggerty

Alexandria Chamber of Commerce

General Counsel

Andrew Palmieri

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP

VIEW 115 YEARS OF THE CHAMBER ALX’S LEADERSHIP

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Will Alexander

Dale, LLC

David Baker

Virginia Tech

Dr. Rina Bansal

INOVA Alexandria

Mara Benner

Four Directions Wellness

Bill Blackburn

Home Grown Restaurant Group

Allen Brooks

Building Momentum

Mia Charity

Close Up Foundation

Adam Froemming

TopGolf National Harbor

Annette Haggray

Northern Virginia Community College

Adnan Hamidi

Alexandria Cupcake

Teddy Kim

Avanti Holdings Group

Nicole McGrew

Threadleaf

Ann Marie Moore

Burke & Herbert Bank

Niamh O'Donovan

Daniel O’Connell’s Irish Restaurant & Bar

Jorge Perez

MGM National Harbor

Karen Pallansch

Alexandria Renew Enterprises

Cassius Priestly

Truist

Scott Reamy

Dominion Energy

LaJuanna Russell

Business Management Associates

Brian Stout

Amazon

Ed Velarde

EagleBank

Ken Wire

Wire Gill LLP

Will Alexander

Dale, LLC

David Baker

Virginia Tech

Dr. Rina Bansal

INOVA Alexandria

Mara Benner

Four Directions Wellness

Bill Blackburn

Home Grown Restaurant Group

Allen Brooks

Building Momentum

Mia Charity

Close Up Foundation

Adam Froemming

TopGolf National Harbor

Annette Haggray

Northern Virginia Community College

Adnan Hamidi

Alexandria Cupcake

Teddy Kim

Avanti Holdings Group

Nicole McGrew

Threadleaf

Ann Marie Moore

Burke & Herbert Bank

Niamh O'Donovan

Daniel O’Connell’s Irish Restaurant & Bar

Jorge Perez

MGM National Harbor

Karen Pallansch

Alexandria Renew Enterprises

Cassius Priestly

Truist

Scott Reamy

Dominion Energy

LaJuanna Russell

Business Management Associates

Brian Stout

Amazon

Ed Velarde

EagleBank

Ken Wire

Wire Gill LLP

STAFF

Joseph Haggerty

President & CEO

703.739.3808

jhaggerty@thechamberalx.com

Maria Ciarrocchi

Chief Operating Officer & VP of Public Policy

703.739.3802

mciarrocchi@thechamberalx.com

Stanley Brinkley

Director of Finance & Operations

703.739.3810

sbrinkley@thechamberalx.com

K. Nacion

Director of Membership

703.739.3804

knacion@thechamberalx.com

Lovie Patish

Director of Events & Sponsorship

703.739.3815

lpatish@thechamberalx.com

AMBASSADORS

The Ambassador committee’s responsibility is to serve as a liaison between Chamber leadership and members. This connection allows members to have immediate access to leadership in order to bring their needs to the table.

Membership Chair

Dave Millard

Avison Young

Bob Brant

Walsh Colucci Lubley & Walsh, PC

Casey Eliff

Washington Nationals

Jennifer Ferrara

M&T Bank

Joseph Inzerillo

TriNet

Carina May

Smith & Harroff, Inc.

Trevor Mills

CleanWise Solutions

Karen O'Gorman

Kelley Commercial Real Estate

Cassandra Maloney Sullivan

Ru Toyama

Monument Home Loans

Membership Chair

Dave Millard

Avison Young

Bob Brant

Walsh Colucci Lubley & Walsh, PC

Casey Eliff

Washington Nationals

Jennifer Ferrara

M&T Bank

Joseph Inzerillo

TriNet

Carina May

Smith & Harroff, Inc.

Trevor Mills

CleanWise Solutions

Karen O'Gorman

Kelley Commercial Real Estate

Cassandra Maloney Sullivan

Ru Toyama

Monument Home Loans

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

The Development Committee’s responsibility is assisting companies in promoting brand awareness and growth through sponsorship opportunities within the Chamber.

Development Chair

Denise Palmieri

American Bar Association

Development Vice Chair

Adam Froemming

TopGolf National Harbor

Maria Bowman

Patterson Real Estate Group

Avery Harries

Washington Nationals

Jessica McCarthy

Joy Riot Agency

Amir Rahimi

American Foundation for the Blind

Amanda Rudolph

Redmon, Peyton & Braswell LLP

Kari Steinberg

Long & Foster

Samantha Tricoli

Bonaventure

Development Chair

Denise Palmieri

American Bar Association

Development Vice Chair

Adam Froemming

TopGolf National Harbor

Maria Bowman

Patterson Real Estate Group

Avery Harries

Washington Nationals

Jessica McCarthy

Joy Riot Agency

Amir Rahimi

American Foundation for the Blind

Amanda Rudolph

Redmon, Peyton & Braswell LLP

Kari Steinberg

Long & Foster

Samantha Tricoli

Bonaventure

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

The Government Relations Committee is charged with representing and serving as the advocacy voice of Alexandria business before government officials at the local, state and federal level.

Government Relations Chair

Ann Harbour

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Bismah Ahmed

Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington

Nancy Appleby

Appleby Law PLLC

David Baker

Virginia Tech

Andy Duncan

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Amy Friedlander

EYA

Alyia Gaskins

Joe Haggerty

Alexandria Chamber of Commerce

Charlotte Hall

Old Town Business

Kara Hill

Marks-Wood Construction

Lindsay Hutter

Goodwin House

Gin Kinneman

Kinneman Insurance

Stephanie Beyer Kirby

H. (Skip) Maginniss

hpm3works

Dr. Tammy Mann

The Campagna Center

David Martin

Gold Works, Inc. by David Martin Design

Peter McElwain

Baker Tilly US, LLP

Garrett McGuire

AT&T

Brent McKenzie

Transurban

Dave Millard

Avison Young

Michael Porterfield

Tartan Properties Commercial Real Estate Services

Scott Reamy

Dominion Energy

John Renner

Renner & Company

Melissa Riddy

INOVA Alexandria

LaJuanna Russell

Business Management Associates

Robert Shea

Grant Thornton

Brian Stout

Amazon

Ed Velarde

EagleBank

Josh Veverka

Northern Virginia Association of Realtors

Ken Wire

Wire Gill LLP

Ex Officio

Ryan Touhill

Alexandria Economic Development Partnership

Government Relations Chair

Ann Harbour

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Bismah Ahmed

Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington

Nancy Appleby

Appleby Law PLLC

David Baker

Virginia Tech

Andy Duncan

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Amy Friedlander

EYA

Alyia Gaskins

Joe Haggerty

Alexandria Chamber of Commerce

Charlotte Hall

Old Town Business

Kara Hill

Marks-Wood Construction

Lindsay Hutter

Goodwin House

Gin Kinneman

Kinneman Insurance

Stephanie Beyer Kirby

H. (Skip) Maginniss

hpm3works

Dr. Tammy Mann

The Campagna Center

David Martin

Gold Works, Inc. by David Martin Design

Peter McElwain

Baker Tilly US, LLP

Garrett McGuire

AT&T

Brent McKenzie

Transurban

Dave Millard

Avison Young

Michael Porterfield

Tartan Properties Commercial Real Estate Services

Scott Reamy

Dominion Energy

John Renner

Renner & Company

Melissa Riddy

INOVA Alexandria

LaJuanna Russell

Business Management Associates

Robert Shea

Grant Thornton

Brian Stout

Amazon

Ed Velarde

EagleBank

Josh Veverka

Northern Virginia Association of Realtors

Ken Wire

Wire Gill LLP

Ex Officio

Ryan Touhill

Alexandria Economic Development Partnership

Our Sponsors

Belonging to The Chamber ALX ensures that you can access the solutions that benefit your business and invest in the health of our entire business community.