David has been with the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce since 2005 having previously served as President of the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of Institute for Organizational Management, on the Board of Directors of the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Sync Leads Group Contact, and is very active within the Statesville/Iredell County area.
The Statesville Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the addition of Tim Carr to the staff as the Director of Commercial Development. Tim has several years of experience in commercial development working for national retailers Whole Foods Market, Supervalu and Wal-Mart Stores. He has also worked for regional and national developers. Tim’s primary responsibilities will be to lead the commercial and retail growth of Statesville and working with the Statesville Regional Airport to expand the services and continue the growth of the airport.
“I am very excited about this opportunity. Statesville is a wonderful place to live and I cannot wait to become a part of the community and participate in the continued growth of the area.”
Tim, his wife Jennifer and their daughter Emily, are relocating from Austin, TX. They are looking forward to living in an area that has four true seasons and experiencing the wonderful treasures of North Carolina and the surrounding states.
Director of Commercial Development
Valerie has been with the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce since 2003. After serving as Membership Director for 12 years she was promoted as Special Events Director in 2014. As Special Events Director she is responsible for managing and organizing the Annual Meeting, Business Show, Business Spellin’ Bee, Golf Tournament, Manufactures/Ag Tours, Sporting Clay Tournament, Chamber Champions, Business After Hours. She is a graduate of the Institute for Organizational Management, she also sits on the Board of Directors of the Iredell Museums, Iredell Christian Ministries. Valerie heads the Ambassadors program and facilitates the Monday Lead's Group, The Noon Network and is very active within the Statesville/Iredell County area.
Special Events and Relations Director
Sydney has been with the Statesville Chamber of Commerce office since June 2016. Prior to working for the Chamber's office she was a college student at Appalachian State University pursuing a degree in psychology with a concentration in human services as well as a minor in sociology. Sydney is currently in pursuit of her master's degree in clinical mental health counseling at Lenoir Rhyne University.
Sydney's responsibilities at the Statesville Chamber of Commerce office includes research for commercial development of the City of Statesville, leading the Statesville Leadership program, as well as involvement in the many wonderful Chamber of Commerce events. She is currently serving on the following board of directors Full Bloom Film Festival and Discover Statesville.
Mandy has been with the Statesville Chamber of Commerce since 2009 with a background in management. Mandy’s responsibilities include organization of the Chamber as well as all accounting and financial transactions. Mandy leads the Iredell Business Synergy Leads Group, serves on the Board of Directors for Miss Statesville and served as Secretary of the Carolina BalloonFest Board of Directors. Mandy is the editor of the weekly e-newsletter and is very active within the Statesville/Iredell County area.
Elaine has lived in the Statesville area for over 38 years. Always working within a service-industry role, she has recently with the Statesville Family YMCA as Wellness Director.
“Though I didn’t move to Statesville until I was married, I moved here at such a young age that Statesville is truly my home. I attended Mitchell Community College and have always been involved in our community. The opportunity to work with the Chamber of Commerce seems like a logical fit and I look forward to serving the businesses and citizens of Statesville and Iredell County.”
Elaine is married to Frank Watts and they have two adult sons, daughter-in-law and a grandson (& one on the way!) who also live in the community.
Membership Sales Development