Dallas Regional Chamber

  • Talent Pipeline

    Serving our business community and our local students who will become the workers of tomorrow.

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  • Talent Attraction

    We're marketing the region to attract and retain talented workers and enhance the quality of life.

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  • DRC Facts

    Get all of the details about our formation, leadership, mission and background.

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  • Strategic Plan

    Our strategic plan, Building Tomorrow Together, builds on our progress and addresses long-term challenges.

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  • Economic Development

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  • Leadership Team
  • Economic Development Team
  • Public Policy & Advocacy Team
  • Talent Attraction Team
  • Education Team
  • Membership & Revenue Growth Team
  • Member Engagement and Leadership Team
  • Research and Innovation Team
  • Communications and Events Team
  • Finance Team
  • Administrative Team
  • Dale Petroskey
  • Hilda C. Galvan
  • John J. Stephens
  • Thomas W. Codd
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Member Engagement and Leadership Team

Jennifer Schmiel, CCE, IOM
Senior Vice President, Member Services
Phone: 214.746.6729
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Ms. Schmiel is Senior Vice President of Member Services for the Dallas Regional Chamber. In this role, Jennifer leads an internal membership development team and collaborates with volunteer leadership throughout the business community to provide the resources to support and sustain the DRC’s region-wide programs and initiatives.

Her primary objectives include efforts to foster positive relationships with existing members and optimize their experience, recruit new members, increase corporate investments, and promote membership benefits and events. Ms. Schmiel and her team also work to increase member participation and retention and identify ways for member companies and community leaders to enhance their success.

Before joining the Dallas Regional Chamber in early 2010, Ms. Schmiel gained extensive experience in the chamber industry: she worked as Vice President of Membership & Marketing for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce; Manager of Member Services for the Greater Houston Partnership; Membership Development Director for the Charleston (South Carolina) Metro Chamber of Commerce; and Manager of Membership and Special Projects for the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce.

During her 16-year career with chambers, Ms. Schmiel has been active in the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, serving on both the executive committee and board; the National Association of Membership Development, serving on both the executive committee and board; and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as a faculty member for the USCC Institute of Organizational Management.

Ms. Schmiel holds a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Houston and a Bachelors degree from Texas A&M University. In 2013 she graduated from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organizational Management, as well as earned her Certified Chamber Executive designation from ACCE.

She and her husband, Greg, live in the Lake Highlands neighborhood of Dallas with their two young daughters, Ruth and Leah. Among their many family activities, they are members of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Kelle Marsalis, IOM
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Phone: 214.712.1901
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Diana Rivas-Smith
Vice President of Member Services
Phone: 214.746.6744
Kari Nelson
Managing Director of Leadership Programs
Phone: 214.746.6778
Cindy Brugge
Manager of Leadership Programs
Phone: 214.712.1952
LaDondra Wilson
Manager of Leadership Programs
Phone: 214.746.6794
Katie Summerfield
Manager, Investor Relations
Phone: 214.746.6745
Kate Campbell
Manager, Member Relations
Phone: 214.746.6760
Denise Labrado
Executive Assistant
Phone: 214.746.6771
Joyce Gray
CRM Database Manager
Phone: 214.746.6637
Claudia Alaniz
Member Services Coordinator
Phone: 214.746.6615

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  • Dallas Regional Chamber
  • Call Us 214-746-6600
  • 500 N. Akard Street
  • Suite 2600
  • Dallas, Texas 75201
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