“We are very pleased to welcome Jim to the Board,” said Merlin Beitzel Chamber Board Chairman. “Jim’s business acumen and his commitment to Garrett County will serve Chamber members well.”
As President & Managing Member of GCC Technologies, LLC, Jim provides overall leadership and direction for the acquisition & program management company which also provides administrative support, IT support and training services. GCC Technologies, a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and a certified SBA HUBZone Company, was awarded the 2008 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year award. Jim served 28 years in the United States Air Force in both officer and enlisted ranks. His service includes over 12 years in Special Operations, 10 years in Air Force contracting, and six years in executive support. Upon retirement from the Air Force he began a second career in industry and has worked in large and small businesses as Business Operations Director; Vice President of Business Development, and Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. Jim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Nebraska, a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Auburn University, and a Masters Certificate in Government Contracting from The George Washington University. He is also a graduate of the Air Force Command and Staff College and Air War College.
The 2013 Chamber Board of Directors include Merlin Beitzel of Beitzel Corporation, Billy Bishoff of Gap Run Farm, Inc., Robert Browning of Deep Creek Outfitters Hardware & Bait House, Linda Carr of CLS Ventures, Judy Devlin of the Book Mark’et & Antique Mezzanine, Jeff Gosnell of Gosnell, Inc., Shane Grady of Boal & Associates, P.C., Cristine Kepple of Janes & Kepple, P.A., Ed Lytle of ERL Financial Services, LLC, Patty Manown-Mash of Smiley’s Fun Zone, Nancy Railey of Railey Mountain Lake Vacations, Phil Rodeheaver of My Bank! First United Bank & Trust, Jan Russell of Savage River Lodge, Communications and Pam Trickett of 104.5 KHJ, 92.3 The Train, 1050 AM WMSG. The Chamber Board of Directors were elected by the Chamber membership.
The 2013 Board Officers are Merlin Beitzel, Chairman, Patty Manown-Mash, First Vice Chair, Ed Lytle, Second Vice Chair, Shane Grady, Treasurer and Jan Russell, Secretary.
For more information about the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, please visit www.garrettchamber.com or call 301.387.4386.