Laurie Kerkering, President

laurie kerkeringLaurie Kerkering was appointed President of the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce in January 2016.  Her duties include Strategic Planning, Financial Planning and Oversight, Events and Programming, Board and Committee Support and Development and Membership Growth and Retention.

Prior to her appointment, Laurie was an active member of the ERCC as the Store Manager for Wendell August Forge and Sales Manager of Buca di Beppo in Exton.  Over the 6+ years of membership, she has served on the Ambassador Council as the Chair and the Non-Profit council.  In 2014, she was appointed to the Board of Directors where she became the Member at Large for the Executive Council in 2015.  Laurie has lived, worked, played and raised two children in the Exton Region for the last 12 years.  She is committed to helping the continued success of the businesses and non-profits in the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce and contributing to its growth.

Laurie is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University, B.S. Food Marketing, 1986 and started her career with the Kellogg Sales Company.   She chose to leave her career in 1996 to raise her children and volunteer in many of her children’s schools and activities.   She currently serves on the Board of Directors with Exton chamber member Chester County Children’s, Inc.
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Don Anders, Marketing Director
Don2.jpgDon Anders enjoyed a 40-year career as a successful business executive with a well-known and respected Philadelphia-based corporation, followed by a business ownership where he coached and mentored small and mid-size Chester County entrepreneurs.  It was at the time of his business ownership that he became a member of the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce, later installed as a board member and then interim president, and then retirement in 2007.  He returned from retirement to become president in August 2010 and took over as Marketing Director in January 2013.  He has been a resident of Chester County for 35 years and has served on numerous non-profit boards.
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