• Meet the Staff

  • Patrick Chapin
    President & Chief Executive Officer

    Patrick is from Orlando, FL. He has a Criminology degree from FSU and a Certificate of Non-Profit Leadership from Rollins College. Patrick is the first CEO of Business High Point - Chamber of Commerce. Patrick came to High Point in June 2016, after leading the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce for over 7 years in Winter Park, Florida. Contact Patrick

     

     

  • Rachel Moss Gauldin, IOM
    Chief Operating Officer

    Rachel was born in West Jefferson, NC, graduated from UNCG in 2005 with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Political Science. Rachel joined the team in 2008 and became COO in 2013. In June 2015, Rachel earned the prestigious Institute for Organization Management (IOM) certification from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Contact Rachel.

     

     

  • Brian Norris, IOM 
    Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives

    Brian is from Charlotte, NC and a 2002 graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with a Communication Studies degree. Brian has served on staff since 2007. He manages our implementation of Strategic Initiatives. In June 2017, Brian earned the prestigious Institute for Organization Management (IOM) certification from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Contact Brian with questions and partnerships regarding our initiatives.

     

     

  • Sarah Tate, M.A.
    Senior Director of Events & Marketing

    Sarah is from Greensboro, NC and a two-time graduate of High Point University with a BA and MA in Strategic Communication. Sarah joined the team in June of 2015. In her role, she plans and implements all of our Signature Events, leads all marketing initiatives and oversees the production of our annual High Point Magazine. Contact Sarah with questions regarding events and sponsorship, marketing opportunities for your business and the magazine.

     

  • Iris Boswell
    Director of Membership

    Iris is from Augusta, GA and moved to NC in 1992. Iris joined the staff in October 2013 after 22 years in membership. In her position, Iris manages all aspects of membership and also plans our Business After Hours. Contact Iris for questions regarding anything and everything membership.

     

     

  • Amber Williamson, M.A.
    Manager of Communications & Programs

    Amber joined the team in September 2017. In her role, Amber manages all aspects of communications for the organization including membership and event materials, the website, and social media, as well as managing our networking programs. Contact Amber with questions about our networking programs, their committees, and opportunities for increased visibility of your organization through our many platforms. 

     

  • Jewel Welborn
    Director of Information

    Jewel is from Thomasville, NC and a graduate of High Point University with a degree in Business Administration & Economics. Jewel has been a part of the staff since March 2007. When you call or enter our building, Jewel will greet you with a smile and an ability to answer any question you may have. Contact Jewel with questions about event times/dates/locations, payment options, room reservations, and general inquiries about our Chamber and city. 

     

  • Megan Oglesby, MBA
    Manager of Leadership & Member Engagement

    Megan is a High Point native with a Communications degree from Elon University, and later earned her MBA from High Point University. Megan joined our team in January 2017, after eight years in corporate sales. Megan is a 2016 Leadership High Point graduate. Contact Megan for questions regarding Leadership High Point, WE LEAD and other member engagement opportunities. 

     

  • Meria Howard
    Manager of Information

    Contact Meria with questions about event times, dates, locations, payment options, room reservations, and general inquiries about our Chamber and city. 

     

     

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