President & CEO
Anne is a Danville native and a proud alumni of George Washington High School and Averett University, where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration. She most recently served Danville Public Schools in several capacities; the community engagement and business partnership specialist, teacher quality specialist, and the director of the Danville Public Schools Education Foundation. She also worked for Gateway Health as a project manager, and for the City of Danville as a project manager for the Office of Economic Development where she was responsible for the revitalization of the Downtown and Tobacco Warehouse historic districts.
Anne is excited to lead the Chamber during this time of growth for the community. Having been born and raised in the region, Anne has a passion for seeing her community grow and prosper.
In her role, Anne will work tirelessly to build the Chamber's role and relevance in the economic vitality of the region. She will serve the business community and the Chamber's 600 members by listening to members and collaborating with partners to enhance programs and services, engage volunteers, build financial strength and develop staff to make the Chamber a respected thought leader, convener, and an effective advocate for business.
Anne is an alumni of Leadership Southside and the Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership.
She lives in Danville with her husband Todd and their 3 fur babies.
Director of Member Engagement
Christy was hired in 2021 as Membership Manager and helped lead the Chamber through COVID and recent leadership changes. She was promoted to the Director of Member Engagement position in June 2022.
In her new role, Harper develops strategic projects that focus on the execution of initiatives that drive results in member recruitment, retention, and engagement. She implements programs, events, and services that directly affect member needs and interests.
Harper brings a strong background in community development, community engagement, and business networking. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Saint Paul's College, a Duke Non-Profit Management Certificate, and is a graduate of Leadership Southside. She was a member of the Dan River Region Entrepreneur Ecosystem COVID-19 Microgrant Selection Committee and led production for a recent TEDx Danville.
She also serves on various boards within the community to include the River District Association and the Danville Science Center. In addition, Harper is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
Christy has a passion for the community and walks with a strong Christian faith. She attends Christ Temple Apostolic Church where she is instrumental in several ministries. She is married to Darrell Harper, and together they have two amazing children, Kristen and Kohlman.
Wealth Equity Fellow
Danielle works with regional partners and stakeholders to focus on best practices in workforce development, employee recruitment and engagement, human resources and other critical topics in the context of creating a more equitable workplace. She also provides technical assistance to businesses and organizations.
Danielle is a program coordinator for the City of Danville Department of Parks & Recreation. She is active in her community with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and The Health Collaborative, a regional health coalition, where she serves as the Health Equity Co-Chair. Danielle currently is pursuing her doctorate in organizational leadership with a concentration in healthcare leadership at Regent University.