New leaders are chair, Jed Stevenson, of Academica West; vice chair, Rand Kerr, Lakeview Hospital; treasurer, Chantel Chase, Zions Bank; and past chair, Shelly Nettesheim, Apple Village, Apple Tree Assisted Living.
“I am particularly excited to be involved in the chamber’s leadership during this period of growth and change,” Stevenson said. “There is a new feeling of energy and direction in the chamber today as we restructure ourselves to better meet the needs of the business community.”
The chamber is celebrating 10 years as an entity, this year – having been combined from the Bountiful/South Davis Area Chamber, Kaysville Chamber, and North Davis Chambers of Commerce.
“Our goal is to expand the presence and impact of the chamber in Davis County and the entire state,” said Chamber CEO Jim Smith. “This new structure will allow us to involve more of our Davis County business leaders in the chamber, thereby multiplying the influence we have on economic development, legislative affairs, military affairs, and more.”
As part of recent chamber structural reorganization, an executive board was created “that will be involved closely with management in addressing tactical needs quickly,” said Smith.
A board of governors was also created to provide direction and oversight in strategic issues.
Stevenson is owner/president of Academica West, a firm that provides comprehensive support, services, and management for charter schools in the state. He received his law degree from the California Western School of Law in San Diego.
Kerr is the CEO of Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful. He is highly recognized for his success and leadership style, over the years, and earned his MHA from Tulane University in New Orleans.
Chase has managed the Zions Bank Farmington branch and was recently promoted to the bank’s Davis County area president.
Nettesheim is marketing and communications director for Apple Tree in Layton and Apple Village in Kaysville, as well as The Gardens Assisted Living Homes in Ogden.
Smith has been chamber CEO for the past year. He was a banker for 35 years, which included service as president of a bank in Davis County and other bank executive positions.