Naomi is a long-time resident of Oak Ridge graduating from ORHS in 2001 before completing her BS in Music and Theology at Johnson University. She is the Executive Director of the United Way of Anderson County and holds an MBA in Marketing from King University. She is a graduate of the Consortium for Social Enterprise Effectiveness through the University of Tennessee, Leadership Oak Ridge, Leadership Anderson County and East Tennessee Regional Leadership Association. She is the Chair for Explore Oak Ridge, and incoming President of the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge. She is a Past-President of the Altrusa Club of Oak Ridge, a founding board member of the Anderson County Young Professionals. In 2017 she was named the Anderson County Chamber Young Professional of the Year and was the 2018 recipient of the East Tennessee Economic Council’s Postma Young Professional Medal. She is a current PhD candidate at Carolina University.
Donald J. Dooley Jr. “Chip” is President and Owner of Life Safety Inspections, LLC. He started “LSI” Dec 12, 2008 and quickly established his business as a premier leader in the Fire Extinguisher Business. LSI is the only suppression company that provides a detailed report on locations, dates, services for each customer.
LSI is the only company in East Tennessee licensed and trained to install and service Vehicle Suppression Systems from Amerex, and will only sell American made products.
Life Safety Inspections sales, service and inspects Kitchen Hood Suppression System, Paint Booth Suppression System, Vehicle Suppression (Dozers, Tractors, Busses, to name a few).
Stephanie is the Owner/Agent of the Stephanie Hale-Smith State Farm Agency in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She began her State Farm career in 2015 after a 30-year career in the electric utility industry. She is dual licensed in both Tennessee and Georgia to sell all of State Farm’s Property & Casualty, Life & Health, Commercial Insurance. She is also a Mortgage Loane Originator and has her Series 6 and 63 License. She and her husband Tony of nearly 35 years have an amazing son Tony and a beautiful daughter-in-law Ashiah.
Known as the ‘Total Package’ Engaged Agent, Stephanie is engaged in ‘All Things Community’ and has a passion for helping customers understand how positive Risk Management, Credit Ratings, and Income Replacement strategies contribute to generational wealth.
Stephanie shares her talent and experience as an Executive Board Member and helps support the Chamber Membership efforts.
Licensed insurance agent and Certified Insurance Counselor with 40+ years of experience, I specialize in business insurance for all types of businesses. The Herron-Connell Agency represents several highly-rated insurance companies, and we write all lines of insurance - personal, business, life, and health. Please think of me for your business insurance needs - I work hard for my clients!
Whitley Myers is a Marketing Specialist at ORUD Natural Gas who focuses on graphic design and crafting captivating storytelling. She believes in the power of words and images combined to create something compelling, beautiful and fun. Before working in the natural gas industry, she advocated for local nonprofits through development and grant writing. Whitley is from a south suburb of Chicago (go White Sox!) but moved to Oak Ridge for greener and, of course, warmer pastures. She enjoys reading, learning new hobbies and gushing about her two cats.
Jennifer Walker has been in banking in Oak Ridge for over 20 years. She currently works at TNBANK and is the VP of Retail – Anderson County managing both Oak Ridge locations. She enjoys serving in her community and works with many non-profit organizations such as Altrusa, Secret City Festival, TIC Talk Toastmasters, and her church, First United Methodist. In her free time she enjoys gardening, cooking, and being with her two grandchildren.