Meet Your Chamber Staff
William E. Purcell, CCE, CAE, President
The face and voice of our Chamber members. When Bill is not out on the road working with and for our members on a variety of issues, he can usually be found in the office doing the same along with administering the Chamber’s operations. The Greater Valley Chamber’s Economic Development Specialist, Bill is the staff liaison to the Board of Directors.
Nancie Gray, Vice President - Marketing & Special Events
Nancie edits and coordinates the Chamber’s written publications including BizLink – our weekly enewsletter, this website, and all things Social Media. She also administers and executes special events and programs for the Chamber such as the Chick-fil-a Leadercast and Greater Valley Restaurant Week. Nancie is the staff liaison for the Leadership Greater Valley, as well as Alliance Leads, WIN (Women in Networking), the Marketing Council and the Young Emerging Professionals (YEP).
Laura Gorman, Director of Membership and Services
Laura is responsible for the management and oversight of the membership recruitment, development and retention processes as well as marketing event sponsorships. Laura is Chamber Liaison for the Business Showcase and is the staff liaison to the Ambassador Committee, Seeds to Leads Networking Group, Valley Business Network and Healthcare Council.
Al Patuzzi, Finance Director
Al began his career with the Chamber as a member and devoted volunteer, serving on the Membership, Education and Programs Committees. He is our “money man” handling the AP/AR/Payroll, as well as assisting with membership sales and special events. Al is also responsible for the Chamber’s Annual Golf Classic.