• Meet the Staff

  • Patrick Chapin
    President & Chief Executive Officer

    Patrick Chapin became the President and CEO of Business High Point, Inc. in 2016. Patrick is from Orlando and has extensive leadership experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, including 10-years with the Walt Disney Company and five years as Executive Director of the Sarasota Family YMCA. Prior to arriving in High Point Patrick served seven years as President and CEO of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce in Central Florida. Patrick has done a number of endurance events to raise awareness of Sanfilippo Syndrome, a very rare and terminal genetic condition that took the life of his 15-year old niece in 2017. He has competed in many marathons and ultramarathons; is a 5-time Ironman finisher; summited Mt. Kilimanjaro; has completed a one-day Rim to Rim to Rim run of the Grand Canyon. Patrick is also a kidney donor. Patrick and his wife, Michelle, have one daughter. Patrick is a graduate of Florida State University and earned a Certificate of Non-Profit Leadership from Rollins College. Contact Patrick

     

  • Rachel Moss, 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.
    Director of Leadership & Programs

    Amber joined the team in 2017 and oversees our Leadership High Point program as well as our many networking programs. The Triad native is an alumnus of High Point University, where she received both her undergraduate and master's degrees in Strategic Communication. Contact Amber with questions about our networking opportunities, their committees, and experiencing our Leadership program. 

     

     

  • Lauren Miller, M.S.
    Communications & Media Specialist 

    Lauren is a Winston-Salem native who joined our team in January 2019. She has a Bachelors of Science Degree from the UNC Greensboro and her Dual Masters in Global Luxury & Management from NC State University and Skema Business School. Have any exciting company news, events or community updates you would like to share? Contact Lauren

     

  • 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. 

     

  • 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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