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Staff & Volunteers

Our Staff

Elaine Spalding

Elaine Spalding

(704) 633-4221 |

Elaine Spalding has served as President of the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce since May 2013. She has helped the Chamber receive national recognition with 2017 Top 10 Retention Award; 2016 Top 10 Retention Award; and, 2015 Chamber of the Year Finalist from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).

She is a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) and serves on the CCE Commission. She is also a U.S. Chamber Institute of Management (IOM) Graduate.

Her other board involvement includes:  President of the Carolina Chamber of Commerce Executives; Board of Salisbury Rotary Club; Board of Rowan Economic Development; Graduate of Leadership Rowan; and, volunteer with Communities in Schools.

Spalding received her Bachelor of Science degrees in journalism and speech from Murray State University. She is married to Watercolor Artist Keyth Kahrs (Railwalk Gallery) and they spend their free-time kayaking and hiking with their dog, Barkley.

Carol Lewis

Carol Lewis

Office Manager
(704) 633-4221 |

Carol Lewis is the Office Manager / Customer Relationship Manager and has experience working with the city of Salisbury and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. She has a master of business administration (MBA) and a bachelor of science in management degree from National-Louis University in Chicago. She is married to Dr. Orlando Lewis with Livingstone College and they have three adult children and two grandchildren.


Tina Jamison-Cowan

Adminstrative Assistant
(704) 633-4221 |

Tina Jamison-Cowan is the Administrative Assistant at the Chamber.  Formerly, she has worked as a property manager and has extensive experience with several banks in the Rowan area. In her spare time, Tina enjoys cooking and shopping.  Tina and her husband, Howard, have two lovely daughters and live in Salisbury.


Ambassador Volunteers

In addition to our Board of Directors, volunteers serve as Ambassadors to welcome new members to our Chamber and serve on the Membership Committee.

Donna Groce, Ambassador Committee Chair, Trinity Oaks

Teresa Dakins, Ambassador, Trinity at Home, Inc.

Esther Atkins-Smith, Ambassador, Candlelight Consultants, LLC

Jessica Cloward, Ambassador, Lantern Realty & Development, LLC

Keyth Kahrs, Ambassador, Rail Walk Studios & Gallery

Jayne Land, Ambassador, Membership Committee, Century 21- Towne & Country

Jason Slusser, Salisbury Post

Dr. Kimberly D. Kelsey, Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc.

PJ Ricks, Ambassador, retired educator

Elia Gegorek, Ambassador, Gegorek & Associates

Carolyn Glasgow, Ambassador, Piedmont Players & Eastern Costume Company

Rosalind Hines, Ambassador, Workforce & Development Chair, Waggoner Realty

Karen Heilig Hurst, Ambassador, American Solutions for Business

Daniel Matangira, Ambassador & Dragon Boat Committee Chair,  Rhema Transportation