Who We Are

Board of Directors

2024 Board of Directors - Executive Committee
  • Chris Comer, Kernersville Chamber - President/CEO 
  • Tammy Coulter, Gypsy Road Brewing Company   – Chairman of the Board
  • Rishado Robinson, Robinson and Co.,– 1st Vice Chair
  • Dr. Mishi Jackson, Novant Health Union Cross Family Medicine – 2nd Vice Chair
  • Natalie Babson, First National Bank – 3rd Vice Chair
  • Laura Alamillo, Orano - Vice Chair of HR
  • Rob Cook, Russell & Cook Insurance - Vice Chair of Membership
  • Monte Long, Long Insurance Co. - Secretary
  • Molly Barber, First Citizens Bank – Treasurer
  • Jimmy Flythe, Duke Energy Carolina – Past Chairperson
2024 Board Members
  • Chief Scott Alderman, TOK Fire Rescue 
  • Larry Redfearn, Edward Jones 
  • Chris Booth, The Crossing Church 
  • William Baucom, John Deere Kernersville 
  • Kirk Bivins, Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services
  • Scott Wollaston, NC Triad Fusion


The Chamber Ambassadors are volunteers within the Chamber that focus on member retention, engagement and recruitment.  This group of volunteers work throughout the year attending events like Business Before and After Hours, ribbon cuttings and Business of the Month presentations to meet potential and new members. They work with new members of the Chamber to introduce them to longtime members and they work with the Chamber staff to recruit new members. The Ambassadors have monthly meetings to discuss upcoming events in the Chamber and the community as well as potential mentoring opportunities.

Our Ambassadors:

Bruce Frankel - 2024 Chair

Bruce Frankel is the President of The Mindful Traveler, a full-service travel agency located in Kernersville, and has been an active member of the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce since 2008.  Bruce has served on the Chamber Board and has chaired multiple committees over the years where he has focused on assisting local businesses as well as the greater Kernersville Community.  Bruce is also currently serving as the Vice President of the Kernersville Historic Preservation Society.




Rob Cook

Rob is President at Russell & Cook Insurance, an independent insurance agency providing Home, Auto, Business, and Life insurance. Rob has been an active member of the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce since 2007, has served on the Kernersville Chamber Board in multiple capacities (including Chairman), and has been active on many Chamber committees (including Chair of the Ambassador Committee). Rob is also a past board member of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce and a graduate of both Leadership Kernersville (class of 2014) and Greensboro City Academy (class of 2016).  


Monte Long

Monte Long is a graduate of Lees McRae College with a BS degree in Business Finance.  He has been with Long Insurance Services since August 1, 2014.  Previously he spent 17 years as an independent sporting good representative in the ski, tennis and footwear industry. 

Long Insurance Services is an independent insurance agency with access to more than 200 insurance companies.  Our agency book of business is approximately 50% personal lines(home, auto, etc.) and 50% business policies (casualty, property, workers compensation, umbrella, professional liability, etc.) with our products being tailored to meet the needs of each individual client.

 Civic involvement includes The Kernersville Rotary Club (International & Vocational), Kernersville Ambassador, Kernersville Downtown Committee, Kernersville Museum (Treasurer), Armando Rusindo Mission Foundation, Shallowford Lakes HOA (Vice President) and Appalachian Ski Education Foundation (President)


Kathy Hoffner

My Name is Kathy Hoffner and I have been with Crisis Control Ministry since 1996. Crisis Control Ministry is a private non-profit that provides emergency assistance to persons in crisis situations who need help with basic life necessities. Services include assistance with housing and utility costs, food from our pantry and or medications from our free pharmacy located in the WS office. As the Director of the Kernersville office, I am responsible for direct client services, volunteer recruitment and training, marketing, public relations and special events for the Kernersville area. I became a member of the Chamber in 1996. Graduated from Leadership Kernersville in 2006. I started serving as an Ambassador for the Chamber in 2006, helping new members learn about the opportunities provided to them by being a Kernersville Chamber Member. 


Steve Hare

Being a member of the Linville Forest Church of Christ, I serve both as an elder and teacher. I am a member of the Rotary Club of Kernersville and serve as a liaison for the Glen High School Interact Club. I am also an Ambassador of the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Triad Business Network, which meets on Tuesdays at 8:00 am at the Chamber of Commerce in Kernersville.

My Pledge to you is to offer you EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE each and every time we connect. Whether buying or selling, I will be committed to you and your goals. Let's get together to discuss your real estate needs and set up a plan to exceed those goals. Call, text or email me. Looking forward to speaking with you soon!



Michael Fischer

Michael Fischer is a Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, specializing in personalized financial and investment strategies with 30 years of experience.  Michael has been an active member of the Chamber since 2005 having served on the Kernersville Chamber Board for five years, created and Chaired the Ambassador Committee for several years and participated in the Triad Business Networking Association since its creation. Michael is also active in the community as a member and Past Member of the Kernersville Masonic Lodge.



  • Chris Comer
    Chris Comer
    President Kernersville Chamber of Commerce (336)993-4521
  • Ashley Sinclair
    Ashley Sinclair
    Marketing Director of Programs and Downtown Kernersville Chamber of Commerce (336)993-4521x8103
    Director of Marketing Programs and Downtown
  • Amanda Ruark
    Amanda Ruark
    Director of Finance, Tourism, and Econ Development Kernersville Chamber of Commerce
    Director of Finance, Tourism, Economic Development
  • Hattie Russom
    Hattie Russom
    Director of Membership Development Kernersville Chamber of Commerce (336)993-4521
    Director of Membership and Business Development
  • Lisa Hedgecock
    Lisa Hedgecock
    Executive Assistant Kernersville Chamber of Commerce
    Executive Assistant