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Chamber Staff

Steve Baffuto

Steve Baffuto

President & CEO

About Steve:

Steve joined the Chamber staff in December 2021 after retiring from state employment with Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control’s Bureau of Law Enforcement.  There he served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Southwest portion of the state.  While serving in that role Steve assisted retail establishments in obtaining alcohol licenses and promoted growth in the business community.  His goal is to ensure the members of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce have the resources and training needed to succeed.  Please reach out to Steve via email or phone (540) 382-3020 if you have any questions or ideas.

Marissa Bowman Smith

Marissa Bowman Smith

Vice President of Membership Engagement

About Marissa:

A former educator and coach for nine years in both Virginia and South Carolina, Marissa joined the Chamber as the Sales and Membership Director in October 2022. Marissa grew up in the New River Valley and is passionate about helping individuals and businesses succeed. She advocates for our local community through Chamber resources to benefit the economy. She is the point of contact for sales, membership, events, and sponsorships through the Chamber. If you would like to set up a meeting to discuss involvement with the Chamber, please contact Marissa via email or the office phone number at (540) 382-3020.

Alan Waters

Alan Waters

Director of Marketing & Communications

About Alan:

With nearly a decade of experiences in marketing, production, and customer service, Alan joined the Chamber as the Marketing & Communications Coordinator in August of 2023. Alan moved to the New River Valley, along with his wife Rachel, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and decided to set down roots after discovering the passionate community that exists in Montgomery County. Alan has a deep dedication to the community, and spends a lot of time volunteering and supporting others in the business community. His goal is to help businesses of all sizes utilize their marketing channels to the best of their ability, and to help see the area continue to grow. Please reach out to Alan by email or phone (540) 382-3020 if you have any comments, questions, or concerns.

McKenna Campbell

McKenna Campbell

Assistant Program & Events Coordinator

About McKenna:

McKenna Campbell was born in Williamsburg, VA and graduated from Lafayette High School in 2020. Throughout high school, she enjoyed both varsity and competition cheerleading. McKenna currently studies at Virginia Tech, where she is pursuing a double major in Hospitality & Tourism Management and Real Estate. During her free time, McKenna enjoys participating in events held by her sorority, Chi Omega. During the summer of 2023, McKenna had the opportunity of being the Membership Intern for the Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce. McKenna’s email address is

Chamber of Commerce Interns

Reece Miller

Reece Miller

Marketing & Communications Intern

About Reece:

Reece is a journalism and psychology student at Virginia Tech. She is currently focused on social media and marketing, with hopes of someday working in the Big Apple for a fashion company! Reece can be reached at

2024 MCCC Board Officers

James Cabler, Chair; Carter Bank & Trust

Reid Broughton, Vice-Chair; SandsAnderson PLC

Terry Vangelos, Treasurer; Pointe West Management

Kelly Kendrick, Membership; First Bank & Trust

Marianne Washington, Member-at-Large; Movement Mortgage

Sarah Tavenner, Member-at-Large; LewisGale Hospital Montgomery

Robyn Jones, Past-Chair; JOBA Studios

2024 MCCC Board of Directors

Kevin Byrd, New River Valley Regional Commission

Deanna Dickerson, Freedom First Credit Union

Emily Gibson, Virginia Tech

Bif Johnson, Hurt & Proffitt

Logan Kessinger, Hampton Inn

Samantha Livesay, Onward NRV

Jenn Majdanik, BAE Systems

Todd Robertson, Stateson Homes, Inc.

Joseph Rogers, Quest Floorcare

Whitney Stokes, VCOM

Jeanne Symanoskie, New River Community College

Scott Wallace, Corning Inc.

Amy Webb, The Blood Connection

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