The Chamber exists to advance the civic and commercial interests of our members and the Wood River Valley area in general.
Chamber Board Leadership
The Chamber is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of local community and business leaders. The Board meets the last Wednesday of the month to conduct the business of The Chamber. The Chamber Board members volunteer on various committees and community groups that encourage economic development in the Cities of Hailey, Ketchum, Bellevue and Sun Valley, help plan for community events and promote healthy business environment in our area. 2020 Board of Directors:
President Christina Cernansky - NAMI-Wood River Valley
Vice President Jenni Riley - Hazlett Wealth Management
Treasurer Jane Dyndiuk - Hallmark Idaho Properties
Secretary Allison Kindred - Idaho Mountain Express
Past President Todd Hunter - Idaho Lumber
Sarah Benson - Hailey Ice
Patrick Buchanan - State Farm Insurance
Tiffany Cross - Cross Valley Cleaning
Joan Davis - Retired
Jane Drussel - Jane's Artifacts
Amber Larna - Idaho Power
Marlon Peck - Wells Fargo
Chris Roebuck - Christopher & Company
Jeffery Roth - Hailey Dental Studio
Alex Stohl - First Interstate Bank
Mike McKenna - Executive Director
Originally from New England, Mike McKenna is the Executive Director for The Chamber and an award-winning journalist. Mike first moved to the Wood River Valley in 1996 and worked in the restaurant and landscaping fields locally before following his writing career onto New Hampshire and California.
Mike returned to the Wood River Valley in 2010 after being recruited to become the managing editor for Sun Valley Magazine. Mike’s writing and editing work for that and other publications has won numerous national and regional awards. This includes "Best Book" awards for his first two books, Angling Around Sun Valley and Casting Around the Eastern Sierra.
Mike was a member of The Chamber’s Board of Directors for several years before being asked to become Executive Director. Over the last couple of decades, Mike has served on the boards of a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Wood River Baseball and Softball Association and an appointed member of the Hailey Tree Committee.
When he’s not working, Mike can usually be found biking, coaching youth sports like baseball and hockey, and fishing or Nordic skiing around the Wood River Valley. He can often be found enjoying these activities with his wife, Brooke, and their two young sons and fifth generation Idahoans, Jack and Sam.
Check out Mike’s popular Chamber Corner column for the Wood River Weekly here.