President and CEO
Bill Sproull is president and CEO of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce (RCC), Tech Titans (formerly the Metroplex Technology Business Council) and the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP). This unique and complex set of organizations he runs has two separate Board of Directors and a City Council to whom he reports. Read Bill's full bio >>
Executive Vice President, Economic Development
John Jacobs has been with the Richardson Chamber of Commerce for nearly 20 years and is the executive vice president of economic development. He helps companies to relocate, expand, and establish businesses in Richardson. Before bringing his expertise to Richardson he was vice president of economic development in Garland and was a successful real estate broker.
Senior Vice President, Programs/Events
Paul Bendel has been managing and producing the Signature Luncheon, Women in Leadership Luncheon, Annual Meeting and other events at the Chamber for the last eight years as the senior vice president for programs/events. He has been a Chamber of Commerce professional for thirty years and had prior careers as a news reporter and play-by-play announcer for several East Texas radio stations. Paul completed the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management, the Basic Industrial Development Course at Texas A&M, and has earned the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) administered by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives Association.
Executive Director of Leadership Richardson
Kim Quirk is the Executive Director of Leadership Richardson and also works with the Chamber's K-12 education initiatives. Quirk has been an active in the North Texas community for more than 25 years. She was on the board of trustees for the Richardson Independent School District for nine years, where she served five terms as president. Read Kim's full bio >>
Vice President, Member Services
Drew Snow engages with the Chamber membership as vice president of member services. He ensures that Chamber members have access to Chamber offerings that make the greatest impact to their business. Previous to his work at the Chamber, Drew worked with the US Chamber of Commerce as their executive director of corporate relations. Other gigs include software sales and 20 years with the Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Times Herald. His degree is from Southern Methodist University.
Vice President, Mayor's Office of International Business
Mike Skelton came to the Chamber in 2011 after more than 27 years in high-level executive management in high-tech businesses, mostly in the Silicon Valley. At the Chamber he is vice president of international business development and has a bachelor’s degree of business administration from Western Michigan University. Mike helps Chamber members to develop opportunities internationally.
Director, Marketing and Communications
Amy Alexander is the director of marketing and communications and came to the Chamber in 2011. She manages branding, websites, newsletters, social media, PR and publications. She spent 10 years at Texas Instruments and has her MBA and journalism degrees from Texas A&M Commerce.
Chief Governance Officer
Molly Ulmer has been with the Chamber for 12 years and is executive assistant to CEO Bill Sproull as well as director of operations. She manages the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Public Policy Committees and special projects. She has a BS degree from Texas Tech University. Molly spent five years as Special Event Director at the National Kidney Foundation of Texas and two years at the Southwest Center for Abuse Recovery and has more than 28 years experience in non-profit organizations as a volunteer, board member and staff member.
Member Services Manager
Sylvia Palmer joined the Chamber in 2013 as the member services manager. Before coming to the Chamber, Sylvia focused on providing high quality customer relations to clients at Bank of America for more than eight years. Sylvia helps Richardson Chamber members get connected within the organization. She is the liaison to the Ambassador group and manages the New Member Orientation lunch. If you are interested in joining the Ambassador group or would like to attend the New Member Orientation feel free to contact her.
Member Services Sales Representative
Allen Wise is a former mortgage associate with Washington Federal. He is a graduate of Austin College, where he had a double major in business and history. He also was an all-conference offensive lineman and national player of the week multiple times. Recently, he went back to school to earn his masters degree in taxation. His hobbies include fishing, boxing, traveling and fighting with his kitten, Chubs.
Andrea Young joined the Richardson Chamber in 2016 and is on the Events team. She helps produce the Annual Meeting and Richardson Chamber Golf Classic. Andrea spent 16 years of her career as a software programmer, at Lennox International developing systems for internal payroll, human resources, and other sensitive data, and later at Thomson Reuters developing client-facing systems to manage trust tax data and returns. She has served on the board of Families with Children from China - North Texas, and has volunteered her time on PTSA boards, the Richardson Neighborhood Watch program, and Boy Scouts of America. She has lived in Richardson since 1999. Andrea received her B.S. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.
Mallory Crumb joined the Chamber in 2017 and is part of the Events Team. She is a Dallas native and studied Hotel and Restaurant Administration at Oklahoma State University. She has been working in the event industry for 10 years previously with Gleneagles Country Club, NYLO Hotels and Two Sisters Catering. Outside the office, she loves spending time with husband Jake, puppy Mia and new daughter Charley.
Economic Development Director
Beth Kolman has worked in Richardson most of her career including positions at the Richardson Independent School District, Nortel, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and most recently, Cisco. She has also lived in Richardson for 20 years, is a graduate of Leadership Richardson, and has represented her employers on the chamber board and executive committee.
Luciana Arteaga is the Marketing Manager for the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP). She is tasked with marketing the city as the top location for businesses and for young professionals to live, play, and work in. Luciana attended the University of Texas at Dallas, where she majored in Economics and minored in International Political Economics. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, learning new languages, and taking her three dogs, Mia, Brooks, and Sol, on walks and to the park.
Shannon Skripka helps organize, market and execute economic development-related Chamber events and handles special projects for the Richardson Economic Development Partnership. Prior to working at the Chamber, she lived several years in Italy where she worked for Texas Instruments Italy in international procurement. She is a graduate of UT Dallas.
Manager of Accounting and Human Resources
Michelle McCandless, manager of accounting and HR, is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. Michelle has more than 15 years of experience in accounting and serves as a member of the Budget & Finance Committee. In her time away from the office, she enjoys gardening, spending time with both her family and her animals--especially Llamadeus, that crazy llama, who does a great job protecting the goats.
Julie Grauel is the first welcoming face you will see when visiting the Richardson Chamber. Julie comes to us from Presbyterian Village North, a community for retirement, assisted living and short-stay rehabilitation services. She wore many hats during her tenure there. Julie also worked at Bombardier Aerospace – Flexjet in Richardson for nine years.
Ginger Tonne manages the Chamber's Dine Smart Dine Local program, and is Richardson restaurants' access to success within the Chamber.
Bonnie Perry has been at the Richardson Chamber longer than anyone can remember. She manages special projects, especially for the healthcare and wellness division, and knows more people and Richardson businesses than anyone. Back in the day, Bonnie was a driving force in the creation of the Chamber's Women in Leadership group.
Kedzie Arrington joined the Chamber in 2013 as the administrative and legislative intern. Along with managing the advocacy website and assisting the board, Kedzie uses her problem solving and organization skills with the member database, website and marketing initiatives. Prior to joining the Chamber, Kedzie worked at a law firm and received her bachelor’s degree from St. John’s College in Santa Fe. She currently attends UT Dallas as a post baccalaureate healthcare major and is well on her way to medical school.