Board of Directors

The Ionia Area Chamber of Commerce is proud of our Board of Directors.   The IACC Board represents a cross section of area businesses & organizations.  They volunteer many hours to assist in the decision making that enhances and strengthens membership as well as promotes our area.  Each member is committed to setting aside their valuable time to provide insights, vision and expertise on the future of the Ionia Area Chamber of Commerce.  Throughout the year, with each endeavor, they reinforce our belief that the Ionia area is ‘More Than You Imagine’ as they volunteer on Chamber Teams as well as serve on other Area Boards and Committees that support our community.

web_Board-DirectorsLeft to Right (Back Row) – Rodney Hensley-SoZo Coffee Roasting, Claire Vandenburg-At Willow Pond Bed and Breakfast, Tom Chadwick-Duff Chadwick & Assoc.,  Jason Eppler-City Ionia Manager,  Jim Dood-Doods Jewelry,   Lindsy Cope-Ionia Sentinel Standard,  Mike Rockafellow-Caswell RV,  Ashley Scheurer-MI One CCU,  Steve O’mara – Edward Jones,  Dave Cook- DOC Properties,  Scott Yenchar-Ionia Public Schools,  Denise Peabody-Walker Fluke & Sheldon ; (Front)  - Tina ConnerWellman-Ionia Chamber, Laurie Tjalsma-Sparrow Ionia Hospital, Linda Hill-PFCU,  Deb Hausserman-Mercantile Bank,  Becky Wagner-All Seasons Insurance, Janice Gustafson-Independent Bank.


Deborah Hausserman-Vice President
Steven O’Mara-President
Janice Gustafson-Treasurer

Newly Elected Board Member

Claire Vandenburg

Interested in serving the Chamber of Commerce as a Board Member?

  • Overview of a Board Member
  • Apply for an ‘At Large’ Board Member Position
  • If choosing to serve in an ‘At Large’ Board of Director Position and your term begins in the months of:
  • January through September:   the term will end the same year  Dec 31 and you would be asked to renew for another year.
  • October through December:  The term will end Dec 31 the following year and you would be asked to renew for a consecutive year.
  • Interested ‘At Large’ director position parties submit a candidate data and interest form, and may also include a letter of intent.  At the next regularly scheduled meeting the candidates are reviewed by the board and one candidate is recommended for the open director at large position.
  • Petition for a ‘Full Elected’ Board Member Position (3 year term)
  • Parties interested in serving on the Board of Directors may also register annually to run for a full board of director position (3 year term) against renewing and/or other petitioning candidates.  A petition is completed and turned in by the deadline.  The petitioner is then added to the ballot mailed out to all current chamber members. A committee of appointed board members (none who are on the current ballot) then tallies the votes and announces the newly elected members at the next regularly scheduled board meeting.