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Board Members and Staff

 YCRC is more than just your typical membership organization. We work hard to provide unique programs and resources that assist local business owners and enhance our community. The York County Regional Chamber is made up of nearly 900 businesses and organizations from Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Tega Cay and York, and is accredited through the CACCEYCRC is operated by an able and friendly staff, is governed by volunteer boards and councils made up of strong, diverse, and  business-savvy community leaders.

Our Regional Board

Immediate Past-Chair
Shaun Barnes, Comporium

Chair
April Simpkins, Questco

Chair-Elect
Jan Martin, Domtar

Treasurer
James Jeter, Skyla Credit Union

Tyson Blanton - Duke Energy

David Buist - Ferrara Buist, LLC

Alicia Campbell - Atrium Health

Barry Duncan - York Co Natural Gas Authority

Lindsey Egner - Carolina Power Washing

​Porter Gable - York Electric Cooperative, Inc

Zander Galloway, Peoples First Insurance

Joel Hamilton - Schiller & Hamilton Law Firm

James Jeter - Skyla Credit Union

Roger Metz - Kuester Companies

Nicki Nash - Founders Federal Credit Union

Meredith Neely - Rock Hill Coca Cola Bottling Co.

Brian Oerding - Carowinds

Dr. Edward Serna - Winthrop University

Teresa Urquhart - Piedmont Medical Center

Our Staff

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President & CEO

Dean Faile is the President of YCRC and, among many other things, manages our Government Relations Task Force and Advocacy efforts, and represents the Chamber on a regional and state level.
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Senior Vice President

Colleen Dick handles the general operations and financial management of the Chamber,  and oversees our Leadership Development initiative. She works with a dedicated team of volunteers to provide employers with hands on solutions to skill-building and management training needs.
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Vice President of Talent and Workforce Development 

Celeste Tiller works to address workforce needs impacting business development, retention and economic growth across York County. She serves as a connector between educators and employers to build a sustainable talent pipeline for our region.

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Director of Programs & External Affairs

Mark Pursley manages all of our regional events, provides support to programs related to leadership development, member engagement, and advocacy; and directs our DEI Initiative. He also works to build closer working relationships between our members and local government officials.

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Director of Organizational Advancement

Kathy Grier builds and maintains relationships with all members of our business community and, in order to ensure our long-term success, she also manages our 501(c)3 Foundation. From large manufacturers to hometown retailers, Kathy will help you find your place with the chamber. 

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Office Manager & Member Relations Specialist

Casey Clark  keeps the chamber running day-to-day and assists our team with various projects and events. She is an expert in finding just the right resources in and around York County for various guests of the Chamber including our members and volunteers, businesses looking to expand in our community, and other visitors to the area. 

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