Staff

Krista Khone 2015 for web Krista Khone Vice President of Special Projects & Leadership
Krista has been with the Chamber since October 1999. Her primary responsibilities include planning and organizing special projects for the Chamber such as the Annual Dinner, NWA Business Women’s Conference and Teachers Fair.
Debbie Griffin 2015 for web.jpg Debbie Griffin Vice President of Communications, Marketing, & Design
Debbie joined the Chamber in April 2015. Her primary responsibilities are development, integration, and implementation of marketing and communication activities relative to the strategic direction of the Chamber. Debbie also oversees communication and services including: design and branding, newsletters, print publications, Website, E-news and online communications, media, public relations, and marketing. Debbie also directs the NWA Technology Summit and works with the NWA Technology Council.
Dawn Stewart Dawn Stewart Vice President of Business Retention & Program Development
Dawn joined the Chamber in June 2016. Her primary focus is business retention and rebranding of Northwest Arkansas. She works closely with the Northwest Arkansas Council to conduct surveys of local businesses and gather data which is leveraged to advance the region through various initiatives. Dawn also has oversight of our WalStreet membership programs and is leading the development, launch, and implementation of our Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!
Darrel Harvey Darrel Harvey Vice President Membership & Member Services
Darrel Harvey joined the Chamber in August of 2016. His primary responsibilities are ensuring the continuous and steady growth of the Chamber’s membership by building and maintaining a comprehensive and aggressive membership recruitment, retention and service program. Darrel also develops and manages programs and services that grow member businesses, increases the Chamber’s membership and overall retention of members, and service member needs. Darrel also coordinates the Chamber’s Ambassador Program.
Elaine Sanders 2015 for web Elaine Sanders Front Office Coordinator
Elaine Sanders has served as the Chamber Office Manager since August 1999. Her primary responsibilities are front desk management, greeting guests, answering phones, coordinating volunteers and assisting with special projects and programs.
Kristi Rachel Director of Finance
Kristi joined the Chamber in June 2011. She is responsible for accounts payable and receivable and policies of the Chamber of Commerce.