Eileen Dautrich, IOM, President
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 Foundation, Inc. As President, Eileen is responsible for building relationships with the members, expanding the organization’s network and continuing to manage 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 on the Healthy Woman Advisory Board at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Association of Chamber Professionals, and serves as a board member for the YWCA Tri-County Area. A graduate of the Boyertown Area School District, she still resides in the district with her husband and her daughter.
Jeff Dentler, IOM, V.P. of Finance and Technology
Joining the Chamber in 1998, Jeff oversees the organization's and affiiate's day-to-day finances, as well as maintains TCACC's website and database of approximately 500 members. He is also responsible for keeping the technology at TCACC running smoothly.
Jeff graduated from Leadership Tri-County in 2002 and the U.S. Chamber's four year program, the Institute of Organization Management, in 2005. He was integral in the implemention of this website, as well as new database software that has helped streamline the daily activities of the staff and assists Members in realizing the value of their membership.
Jeff is also the owner of Dentler's Dog Training, LLC. In his spare time he enjoys sports, exercising, and the outdoors. He was born and raised in Pottstown where he still resides with his wife, son and dogs.
Kitty Papp, Special Events Director
Kitty began working at TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce as the Special Events Director in 2006. Her 30+ years of prior experience in dealing with community events and helping 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. She is deeply involved with Women of the Workforce (WOW) and has attended a Women's Leadership Conference. 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 attending her grandson's sporting events. Born and raised in Pottstown where she still resides with her husband. Kitty has a son, daughter, and grandson.
Heather Tyrrell, Marketing and Communications Manager
Heather started working as the Marketing and Communications Manager for the Chamber in March 2014. Her experience in journalism helped prepare her for her job responsibilities at the Chamber which include creating emails, drafting press releases, taking event photos, and managing the Chamber’s social media accounts.
Born and raised in Lancaster County, Heather has had a lifelong passion for writing. She was inspired to major in journalism while she was in high school. Heather earned her bachelor's degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she wrote for her college paper, The Penn.
Before she started working for the Chamber, she was the editor of a weekly newspaper, The Phoenix, and covered stories in Phoenixville. In addition, she is a past editor of the community weekly newspapers The Southern Berks News and The Boyertown Area Times.
In her spare time, Heather enjoys hanging out with her husband and son, watching movies, scrapbooking, and visiting Valley Forge National Historic Park.
Melissa Shainline, Administrative Assistant
Melissa started her role as Administrative Assistant for the Chamber in November 2012. She has lived in the Hill Church area her entire life and attended St. Pius X High School in Pottstown.
She was graduated from Delaware Valley College in May 2011. While there she majored in Large Animal Science, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Equine Science and Management. She was also a member of the Western Equestrian Team, Apiary Society, the academic fraternity Delta Tau Alpha, and the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. During her college career, Melissa also studied abroad at Hartpury University in the United Kingdom. While abroad, she was involved in many activities, including volunteering at the 2010 Badminton Horse Trials.
Melissa also works for CVS Pharmacy and enjoys reading, gardening, baking, embroidery and knitting.