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.
Christopher Voynik, Events & Program Director, is the newest addition to the Chamber. After graduating Magna Cum Laude fromThomas College in 2014, Chris had already successfully founded two of his now four businesses. His businesses have been featured on Greenlight Maine, Gorham Savings LaunchPad, and Downeast Magazine to name a few.
In 2017, Chris was awarded the Cynergy Young Professional Award at the Chamber's Annual Kenney Awards. Currently, Chris serves on the Cynergy Steering Committee as well as the Thomas College Business Innovation Advisory Council. Chris is a large advocate for entrepreneurship in the state of Maine and has been a featured speaker in multiple events around the state of Maine.
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.
Debbie Camporiale, Communications and Volunteer Coordinator, joined the KV Chamber in 2004 as the 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. She also maintains Constant Contact and all communications, and coordiniates all volunteers for events. She takes an active role in all our programs and is ready to assist when needed.