Linda Hearn

Executive Director

Linda joined the Chamber in November 1990. She is responsible for management of the professional staff and has oversight of all Chamber programs and operations of the Chamber. She is a graduate of the Chamber Institute earning her IOM degree in 2000.Linda is a graduate of the 1993 Leadership Calhoun County and earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing at the University of Arkansas.

Kim Boyd

Director of Membership & Investor Relations

Kim joined the Chamber in August 2013. She is responsible for the recruitment and retention of Chamber members. She also coordinates all the Chamber monthly events including The Chamber Breakfast, Lunch & Learn, Business After Hours and Coffee with the Chamber. She also leads the development efforts of the Chamber, serving as the point of contact for the Chamber Ambassadors and leads the Chamber Partnership Program. Kim is a graduate of Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing.

Audrey Maxwell

Tourism Director

Audrey joined the Chamber in May 2019. As Tourism Director, Audrey promotes the Calhoun County area as a tourism destination featuring attractions and events. She works closely with Tourism
Stakeholders including municipalities, hoteliers, attractions, and restaurants. Audrey graduated from Leadership Calhoun County in 2010 and is a 2010 recipient of the Chamber’s Chairman’s Cup. Audrey graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from the College of William & Mary.

Ashlee Jones

Communications Director

Ashlee joined the Chamber in November 2019. She is responsible for all communications activities of the Chamber, including media relations, e-newsletters, social media engagement, and website maintenance. Ashlee is a graduate of the 2022 Leadership Calhoun County class. As a native of Piedmont, Ashlee is on the Arts & Entertainment Committee and enjoys planning and participating in Piedmont events. She graduated with her BFA and MPA from Jacksonville State University.

Savannah Dempsey

Business Development Director

Savannah joined the Chamber in May 2021. She is responsible for organizing the Annual Events including Annual Meeting, Small Business Awards, YEE, Salute to Industry Golf Outing, Business EXPO, and other duties regarding business development. She is the Director of the Chamber’s Young Professionals. She is a first generation graduate of Jacksonville State University with a degree in Integrated Studies. She will be an LCC graduate of the 2024 Leadership Calhoun County class.

Jakob Williamson

Public Affairs Director

Jakob joined the Chamber in August 2022. As the Public Affairs Director, Jakob coordinates the governmental affairs program of the Chamber and works with all levels of elected leadership to leverage the influence of the Chamber’s large and diverse membership to ensure that the voice of business is heard. Jakob graduated from the University of Alabama with degree in Political Science.

Loida Carter

Customer Service Specialist

Loida joined the Chamber in January of 2024. As the Customer Service Specialist, Loida welcomes all visitors/members to the Chamber and responds to general information requests about the Calhoun County Area Chamber & Visitors Center and the community.

Loida is working on a Bachelor of Science in Business and Management from Kaplan University.