Eileen Dautrich, IOM, PaCCE, President
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
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.
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 Papp, Special Events Director
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
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.