Your KV Chamber staff works hard every day to bring you top of the line programs and events. Learn more about each of them below.
Katie Doherty, President & CEO has been with the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce since 2015 as Program Director. Katie came to the Chamber with a strong resume of business operations, management & marketing experience, and a degree from Thomas College. Katie has shown exponential knowledge and charisma that the prospering Kennebec Valley needs.
During her time with the Kennebec Valley Chamber, Katie has been the driving force behind the growth of several events and programs including the Kenney Awards and the annual Business EXPO. She is also responsible for bringing the popular Color Dash 5K to Augusta. A graduate of the Kennebec Leadership Institute, Katie is passionate about her community involvement and encouraging the development of more business leaders in the area.
Patricia M. Hewett, Chief Operations Officer, joined the Chamber in 2002 as Office Manager to manage bookkeeping and finance issues for the Chamber and a couple of subsidiaries. Patty has played key roles also in the execution of many Chamber programs and has provided leadership in CYNERGY (our Young Professional program), Membership Committee and Membership Appreciation Day.
Kate McAllister, Membership & Marketing Coordinator joined the team in October 2016 with the eager desire to advance the Chamber’s membership count. Kate’s responsibilities range from educating potential and current members on positive attributes the Chamber can offer to creating, appealing visuals for community events. Kate produces and publicizes the monthly newsletter, and is the contact for all membership needs. Kate joined us from her recent Marketing Internship at United Way of Mid- Maine in Waterville, where she practiced her advertising and public relation skills.
For the past 13 years Debbie Camporiale has been the KV Chamber Information Coordinator, or as she sometimes remarks, the Queen of Information! She responds to requests from visitors, school children, general inquiries as well as the chamber membership. She is responsible for the chamber’s website news page and events calendar, keeping them maintained and updated daily. And she is always looking for events happening in the 23 communities to promote on our Facebook page. She plays a key role with the Women's Network Committee, coordinating luncheons and managing all the details. She takes an active role in all our programs and secures sponsorships for the great Whatever Family Festival. Look out - she'll be calling you in the very near future!