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Eileen Dautrich
, IOM, PaCCE, President

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Articles by Eileen:  2016 - A Year of Building Communities, Creating Connection & Supporting Commerce; 2017 - Our 90th Year Full of Celebration

In 1990, Eileen Dautrich began working for TCACC as a student intern in the Boyertown Area Chamber of Commerce office.  She returned to the Chamber a number of times, working in various capacities and eventually being hired as the Vice President of Administration in 1999.  Eileen was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2006.  With the reorganization of the Chamber in fall of 2010, Eileen was promoted to President of the TriCounty Chamber effective November 1, 2010.

In her position as Executive Vice President, Eileen facilitated and managed the day-to-day operations for the Chamber.  In addition, for 9 years she served as the Director of the Leadership Tri-County program, and continues to manage the Chamber’s 501(c)(3) organization, the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce Inc. Foundation.  As President, Eileen is responsible for building relationships with the members and the community as well expanding the organization’s programs, member benefits and continuing to manage the daily activities of the organization.

Eileen earned a B.S. in Business Education, with a concentration in accounting, from Bloomsburg University.  Her ongoing professional development has included graduating from the U.S. Chamber’s four year program, the Institute for Organization Management, in 2005 and graduating from the Leadership Tri-County program in 2000.  She attends various seminars and participates in webinars every year that help strengthen her business knowledge and allow her to greater assist TCACC and its members.  Her favorite part of working at the Chamber is that she is passionate about what the Chamber stands for in the tri-county community and the satisfaction of being able to help the local, small businesses, and the community at large through her daily activities.

Eileen is the recipient of the YWCA Tri-County Area’s Tribute to Exceptional Women Award for the Non-Profit/Public Service category. Eileen also received her Pennsylvania Certified Chamber Executive designation from the Pennsylvania Association of Chamber Professionals in 2013. She has served on various boards in the tri-county region including the Healthy Woman Advisory Board at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center and was a board member for the YWCA Tri-County Area; she is a current member of the board of directors for Pottstown Area Industrial Development, Inc.  In a statewide role, Eileen also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Association of Chamber Professionals and currently serves as a member of the Professional Development and Recognition Committee for the Association. 

A graduate of the Boyertown Area School District, she still resides in the district with her husband and her daughter.

 

Jennifer O'Donnell, Member Relations Director



 Jenn joined the Chamber staff in January 2015 and brought a passion for engaging and interacting with the community as well as her unique perspective as a former member of the Chamber for over nine years.  In her ever evolving role as Member Relations Director, Jenn strives to engage businesses with the opportunities membership provides to expand their presence throughout the tri-county region along with facilitating member engagement and currently leads the Chamber Ambassador Committee. In June 2016, Jenn graduated Leadership Tri-County and is actively pursing her Institute of Organization Management certification, offered by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, with a target graduation date of Summer 2018.

Born and raised on Long Island, Jenn moved to Collegeville in 2001, where she currently resides with her husband and where they raised their daughter, who currently attends Gettysburg College. In addition to working at the Chamber, Jenn sits on the Board of Directors as President of The Bel Canto Children’s Chorus of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem and is a member of the Board of Managers of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem.


Kitty PappKitty Papp, Special Events Director

    

Kitty began working at TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce as the Special Events Director in 2006. Her 40+ years of prior experience in dealing with community events and the public while working at Sunnybrook prepared her for her Chamber responsibilities of planning and coordinating the special events that occur during the program year such as membership breakfasts, luncheons, seminars, outings, etc., and following through from their inception to completion.

Kitty graduated from Leadership Tri-County in 2008 and will begin her 5th year as Director of the Leadership Tri-County program. She is deeply involved with Women of the Workforce (WOW) and has attended a Women's Leadership Conference. Kitty belongs to Event Planning and Event Management Group as well as the Women's Leadership Exchange Group. She enjoys her relationship with her colleagues and says being a part of the Chamber world has broadened her knowledge of new and different aspects of the business community.

Her interests include reading, walking, and supporting her grandson's endeavors as a recent high school graduate. Born and raised in Pottstown where she still resides with her husband of 50 years. Kitty also has a son and a daughter.


  Melissa Shainline, Marketing & Administrative Director

    

Melissa started at the Chamber as Administrative Assistant in November 2012. She began her role as Marketing & Administrative Director in March 2016. She resides in the Hill Church area and attended St. Pius X High School in Pottstown.

Melissa also attended Delaware Valley University. While there she studied Large Animal Science and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Equine Science & Management. She was a member of the Western Equestrian Team, Apiary Society, the academic fraternity Delta Tau Alpha, and the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. During college, Melissa also studied abroad at Hartpury University in Gloucester, United Kingdom. While abroad, she had the opportunity to volunteer for the 2010 Badminton Horse Trials.

Melissa also works for CVS Health and dog sits on the side. When not at work, she enjoys traveling, reading, gardening, baking, embroidery, knitting, and spending time with her dogs and cats.

 

 

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Pottstown, PA 19464

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