Ambassadors are a special group of volunteers who perform a vital public relations function for the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce. Their primary role is to establish friendly, professional relationships with Chamber members. Each Ambassador adopts a select list of members they contact periodically to obtain feedback on Chamber membership and offer their support. They also serve as volunteers for all Chamber events.
This program is also designed to offer the Ambassadors special recognition and an opportunity to showcase the business they represent. This is an invitation only program and is viewed as an honorary position. Volunteer efforts are rewarded in several different ways, from prizes to extra-curricular events. For more information about the Chamber or the Ambassador Program, contact the Chamber at 865-457-2559.
Pam Forgety is a 30 year resident of Anderson County and the only Director for Meadow View Senior Living which opened its doors in November of 2009. Meadow View is a 45 apartment assisted living community located conveniently between Clinton, Norris and Andersonville. Pam is happily married to Joe Forgety of Anderson County Schools and is a proud mom and grandmother. Pam is an active church member and supports multiple community organizations. She enjoys cooking and entertaining in her spare time.
Jane Haney, Major Account Manager, Thermocopy
Jane Haney is the Major Account Manager of Thermocopy of Tennessee, Inc., the largest business technology provider in East Tennessee. She has been with Thermocopy for the past 33 years and has served several terms as a Chamber Ambassador. Originally from Athens, Tennessee, Jane moved to the Knoxville area and began a banking career that led her to meet Randall Sumner, originator of Thermocopy in 1964. Today, Jane works closely with the Leadership Team at Thermocopy and the President Steve Sumner, who is a past Board of Director. Through her continued production and revenue numbers along with her retention of customer base, she has met the criteria for many years to make Thermocopy’s Presidents Club.
Her hobbies include spending time with her dog, Elvis, and her extended family of great nieces and nephew. Travel is her main objective beyond meeting her customers’ needs. She is always volunteering to assist in any and all chamber programs and activities when time allows.
Co-Chair Jeanne Mitchell, Temp Systems Inc./TSI Industrial
Jeanne Mitchell, Business Development Manager for Temp Systems, Inc/TSI Industrial
Inc. has worked there for over 20 years. She has been an Ambassador for over ten years and is currently serving as Ambassador Co-Chair for the group. In 2011, she was chosen by the past President of the Chamber to chair the 2nd annual Today’s Woman Expo. In 2012, the first Tribute to Business, she won the prestigious R.C. Dudley Hoskins Award for her volunteerism. She is not only involved as an Ambassador, but also gives her time as a member on the Board of Directors of Anderson County Chamber serving her third year on a three year term.
Kelly Rice is a resident of Clinton, TN and has called Anderson County home for the last 40 years. She is a Mortgage Loan Specialist at TNBANK Mortgage in Oak Ridge TN. Prior to her employment with TNBANK, she worked in the housing rental market for the past 17 years in Clinton TN. She is married to her husband Shane, and has three children Emilee, Jordan, and Isabella along with her dog Mattie Mae. She loves spending time with her family and friends and being involved with her church. Her hobbies include spending time outdoors, singing, and enjoying the company of others. Small communities and the love of helping people make her happy. “My motivation is to make today better than yesterday and to learn at least one new thing daily. I pride myself in my customer service skills. I always strive to be the best and give the best service to all that I have the pleasure of working with.”
Elizabeth Powers has been with Mortgage Options Lending since 2011 and been in the Mortgage/Real Estate Industry since 1998. She is a Licensed Mortgage Professional specializing in Purchase & Refinance Residential Mortgages. She enjoys building relationships with Professionals within the local Community, contributing a lot of her success to her involvement in the Chamber. She has been an Anderson County Chamber Ambassador for several years and was the Recipient of the “2010 Ambassador Extraordinaire Award”. She also serves on the Retire TN/ Move to Anderson County Advisory Committee.
Elizabeth is a native Anderson County Resident and currently lives in Hardin Valley with her husband Duwayne and her two sons DJ & Marques. Her daughter Gabrielle is away at school where she is attending Marshall University.
Co- Chair Debbie Sellers, Mary Kay
Mom, Grandma, Lola & Aunt, Allie Grace’s (fur baby) mom, Mary Kay Sales Director and Volunteer- 50+ year Anderson County resident addicted to Facebook. My passion and mission is to help women feel good about themselves, through a new “look” or beginning a new career in investing in changing lives of the women God places in your life with makeup.
Living my first 30 years fearful of everything, my favorite quote is “feel the fear and do it anyway”. Best words of wisdom from my mom-“if everyone is telling you the same thing, everyone isn’t wrong”. Most embarrassing moment….maybe when my dirty undies fell out of the back of the SUV onto a four lane in Arkansas and the highway patrol stopped traffic to help me pick it up….you can read it on Facebook!! Best decision I ever made was to attend BSF- LIFE CHANGING Bible Study! BSFinternational.org Second best decision was to enter into the world of Mary Kay 31+ years ago…again LIFE CHANGING. All I wanted was to make an extra $50 a month. Mission accomplished!
I love happy, strive to live in my pink bubble- will run from negativity. When I leave this beautiful earth I hope when people remember me they smile.
Keith Young, Thermocopy of Tennessee
Keith Young has been an Account Executive with Thermocopy, East Tennessee’s largest and most experienced Business Technology provider, since 2015. In addition to the sale and service of office technology machines since 1964, Thermocopy also helps numerous business’s both small and large with document management software and Managed IT services. Prior to Thermocopy, Keith spent 18 years owning a small retail business in Knoxville allowing him a unique perspective on how technology can make business’s more efficient and profitable. Originally from Oak Ridge, Keith now is happily married with 2 children and resides in Knoxville.
Tammy Gross, Paschal Solutions, Inc.
Billie Howard, Y-12 Federal Credit Union
Larry Lemanski, Liberty Tax
Jessica Grooms, Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
Emily Rios, Oak Ridge Utility District
Beth Hickman, Individual Member
Alicia Kriebel, Image 360
Larry Lemanski, Liberty Financial
Conya Mull,Individual Member
Kim Webber, The Courier News