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At the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, we understand the expectations of our members and we are committed to delivering excellent programs, advocacy, and community engagement opportunities. Contact us today and see how one of the largest Chambers in Texas might help your organization grow!

Chamber Staff

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(903) 593-2004 ext. 246

Scott was named the President and CEO of the Tyler Economic Development Council and CEO of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce on July 28, 2020 after serving as President of the North Louisiana Economic Partnership since 2013. In a career spanning over 20 years, he has worked directly on projects culminating in over $1.1 billion in direct capital investment. Martinez has served in economic development roles in the Houston and Austin, Texas markets, North Louisiana, and his home state of Mississippi. Scott is a native of Laurel, Mississippi and earned a bachelor’s degree from Ole Miss as well as a Master of Science degree in Economic Development from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has been designated a Certified Economic Developer by the International Economic Development Council and serves on its Board of Directors and Governance Committee.

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President: HENRY BELL

(903) 592-1661 ext. 230

Henry worked for 14 years with what is now Regions Bank in Tyler and has been with the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce for over 30 years where he is currently President. He has added responsibilities for the Tyler Convention and Visitors Bureau referred to as Visit Tyler and SPORTyler as well.  He currently serves on the board of Champions for Children, Mosaic and Chair of the Development Board of the Pharmacy School at UT Tyler.

Vice President, Operations and Controller : LISA DILLINGER

(903) 592-1661 ext. 227

Lisa Dillinger has over 29 years of experience in accounting. She has an Associate Degree in Business Fundamentals, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. Lisa is part of two organizations, The International Honor Society and National Society of Tax Professionals.  Lisa says, “many people dread looking at numbers, but to me they are another language.”  I am not a native of Texas but got here as quick as I could. I grew up in a small town in Southern California.

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Vice President, Membership Services : JENNI WILSON

(903) 592-1661 ext. 223

Reporting to the President, Jenni provides customer service to members of the Chamber, facilitates Chamber events, and is responsible for membership database management, which includes interfacing with the chamber's website. If you are interested in learning more about how the Chamber of Commerce can assist your business, call her today!

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Administrative Assistant: MARGAUX SANDERS

(903) 592-1661 ext. 224

Reporting to the President, Margaux is serving as administrative assistant working with the Chamber Board and committees as well as membership services.  In addition, she assists with many Chamber events, ribbon cuttings, as well as support the volunteers of the Contact Club.  She grew up in Tyler and graduated from TK Gorman HS. She earned a degree from Texas Tech in Hospitality (GPA 3.4) with a concentration in Event Management.  Margaux joined the Chamber in November 2020.

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