The Business Chamber

Our Staff

Executive

Michael Ayers
President/CEO

Events & Communications

Meg Richey, Events &
Communications Director

Government Affairs

W. Nathan Meloon, Esq.
Director of Policy & Government Affairs

Membership Services

Sherry Godman
Membership Services Representative

Recently, I caught a ride on a tornado headed to Florida and landed on the doorstep of the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce. I then clicked my heels three times to get back home and realized, I don’t live in Kansas anymore. Hello Florida!

Favorite Place to Travel: back to Kansas, so I can see my children.

Staci Donovan
Membership Services Assistant

Originally from Queens, NY I moved to Florida in 1995. I've been married to my best friend for 20 years and we have 3 girls.  I was a stay at home mom for 17 years and am so blessed.
     
My professional background is in administration and is customer focused.  Education is a passion of mine and I have been an IEP advocate for my daughter for 10 years.  I am so thankful to be working at the Chamber and look forward to meeting all of you, hearing your story and serving our community together. 
Visitors Information Center
and Office Management

Lisa Rouede
Office Manager
& Visitors Information Center 

​A true native! Born and raised on the shores of Melbourne, Florida.  My career inspiration come as a teenager racing through the San Francisco airport; frantic that I might miss my flight back to Florida.  I received the best customer service from an airline agent who got me to the right terminal and assured me all would be fine.  I saw the importance one person can make in helping someone upset or in need. That is why I do what I do. Staff to the Melbourne Regional Chamber since 2000, currently the Office Manager serving the needs of all who call upon the Chamber.   I love my job!
Accounting and Human Resources

Elaine Hinkley
Accountant
& Human Resources

Spur of the moment travel has become one of my favorite things to do!  Growing up I learned to enjoy adventure!  My life began at the Naval Base in Portsmouth, VA. and then we moved three times in Massachusetts and then  twice to New York. New places, new neighbors, that’s always fun. The move I made coming to Florida was even better. Summer never ends in Florida and there are lots of places you can go to on just a tank full of gas. What more could you ask for!
 
Web/Graphic Designer

Liz Von Achen
Web/Graphic Designer

Living the Dream (in 100 words or less)
 
As a 60’s child, I made regular treks to the neighborhood travel agency (under the guise of school research) and amassed an impressive collection of travel brochures from around the world. The slick brochures sparked my dreams of someday becoming a designer and writer, who could travel for work. I feel blessed that those dreams came to fruition in my 30+ years career as a graphic designer, copywriter, and creative director.
 
It’s an honor to share my experience with the Chamber. My favorite place to travel is…   Darn, I’m out of words!!!
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