LEADING BUSINESSES. LEADING COMMUNITIES.

Paul Erwin

Paul Erwin

Chatham Animal Clinic

Chair

Christine Baggerly

Christine Baggerly

Chair-Elect

Alan Larson

Alan Larson

SOVAH Health

Vice-Chair

RJ Weaver

RJ Weaver

Virginia Bank & Trust

Treasurer

Bert Eades

Bert Eades

IKEA Industry

Immediate Past Chair

John Daniel

John Daniel

Daniel Builders LLC

Director

Kate Farmer

Kate Farmer

Blair Homes, LLC

Director

Janet Holley

Janet Holley

Holley & Gibson Realty Company

Director

Michael Jones

Michael Jones

Intertape Polymer Group

Director

Robin Jones

Robin Jones

Vintages by the Dan

Director

Shannon Knight

Shannon Knight

Centra

Director

Bruce Scism

Bruce Scism

Danville Community College

Director

John Settle

John Settle

American National Bank & Trust Company

Director

Mary Smith

Mary Smith

The Homeplace Vineyard

Director

Scott Waller

Scott Waller

BB&T Scott & Stringfellow

Director

Ashley Wolfe

Ashley Wolfe

Z-Train Fitness, LLC

Director

Tammy Wright-Warren

Tammy Wright-Warren

W&W Luxury Limousine Service

Director

Alexis Ehrhardt

Alexis Ehrhardt

President & CEO


Alexis Ehrhardt is President & CEO of the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, where her work focuses on serving the business community to make a stronger Dan River Region. Prior to that, she served as the founding Executive Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness at Averett University. 

Raised in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Rockville, MD, Alexis has lived in the region since 2000. She graduated magna cum laude from Emory University with a B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Spanish, holds a Master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Virginia, and a doctorate in Leadership Studies from Lynchburg College. A 2016 graduate of Lead Virginia, Alexis is a gubernatorial appointee to the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, and serves on the City of Danville’s Transportation Advisory Committee, the Middle Border Forward Advisory Board and the Dan River Region Health Collaborative.

Rachel Covington

Rachel Covington

Director of Member Services

 

Prior to joining the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce as Director of Member Services in 2018, Rachel served as the Director of Community Engagement for the Center for Community Engagement & Career Competitiveness at Averett University.

A native of Danville, Rachel graduated magna cum laude from the University of Mary Washington with a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish, and the equivalent of a minor in Arabic. She plans to graduate from the University of Lynchburg with a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership Studies in 2020. In addition, Rachel also holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University, and she is a 2017 Middle Border Forward Fellow and a 2012 graduate of Leadership Southside. In the community, Rachel is the Vice President for the River District Association Board of Directors and serves as a board member for the Southside Area Tennis Association.

Donna Ashworth

Donna Ashworth

Office Manager/Executive Assistant


A native of Hurt, Donna Ashworth joined the Chamber in June 2001. A Summa cum Laude graduate of Danville Community College, Donna earned an A.A.S. degree in Administrative Support Technology. Before joining the chamber and graduating DCC, Donna worked for 15 years at Bassett-Walker in Chatham.
Donna holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University and in 2010 completed the Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Institute. She also is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Southside.