Faces and Places


Effingham County Chamber of Commerce (Ga.) named Andrew Cripps, IOM, president & CEO. Cripps comes to the organization with 15 years of experience leading chambers of commerce in Wildwood, N.J., Sumter County, Fla., and most recently, Isle of Wight County, Va.

The Meridian Chamber of Commerce (Idaho) named Sean Evans as its new president & CEO. He was previously president & CEO of Junior Achievement of Idaho.

Philip C. Fritsche, Sr., IOM, was named president & CEO of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce (Ill.). Fritsche has spent over 20 years as a chamber executive, first at the Germantown Chamber of Commerce (Wis.) and most recently at the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce (Wis.). He also served as chair of the Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives board of directors (2016 & 2017) and served on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (2014-19).

Greater Louisville Inc., the Metro Chamber of Commerce, named Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, MPA, IOM, president & CEO. Davasher-Wisdom, who has been with Greater Louisville Inc. since 2014, is the first female CEO or president in the organization’s 157-year history.

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce (S.D.) named Jeff Griffin as the organization’s new president & CEO. Griffin previously served as president & CEO of the Peoria Chamber of Commerce and the CEO Council in Illinois since 2014.


The Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce (Ga.) named Deborah L. Lanham president & CEO. Before launching her own business development consultancy, Sufficient Imagination, LLC, Lanham served the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (Ga.) for nearly eight years – the last four as vice president of business development.



Brad Klopfenstein was named president of the Greater Lawrence Chamber of Commerce (Ind.). He previously led a private social organization, the Antelope Club, in downtown Indianapolis.


The Culpeper Chamber of Commerce (Va.) named Jeff Say president & CEO. He was most recently editor of the Culpeper Times.

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