Janet Tressler-Davis is President and CEO of the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce. Through her transformative leadership, clear vision, and infinite work ethic, Janet has built the Chamber into one of the region's most valuable resources for small businesses as well as one of the nation's leading professional organizations.
Janet completed the U.S. Chamber Institute of Organizational Management program at the University of Notre Dame and is recognized as a Certified Chamber Executive by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Ohio. In addition, Janet has been named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International and has been featured in various publications, speaking engagements, and high-profile events. She is also a graduate of Westerville's Otterbein University.
A lifetime resident of Westerville, Janet's community involvement roots come from her mother, who was highly involved in the Westerville Garden Club and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. An attourney by trade, Janet's father served as the Mayor of Westerville for 13 years during his 22 years on Westerville City Council. Through the outstanding work of multiple generations, the Tressler-Davis legacy continues to grow in the City of Westerville.
'Every day is exciting at the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce. We're constantly keeping up with the latest trends and industry insights to help give our members a competitive edge. Free enterprise is the backbone of America, and our work allows us to ensure the vitatlity and progress of the business community both locally and nationally. It's important and rewarding work. We love what we do!'
In addition to her work at the Chamber, Janet enjoys teaching group fitness classes at a local fitness club. She has been actively teaching group fitness for over 30 years.
Marketing and Communications Manager/ Manager of the Music & Arts Festival
Matt leads two major efforts for the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce. His primary area of responsibility includes all forms of communications for Chamber events and opportunities, along with planning and leading all Quarterly Membership Meetings. His other focus is the managing of the Westerville Music & Arts Festival in July. He first joined the Chamber team back in 2012 as the Manager of Events.
He is a graduate of Otterbein University where he studied extensively Public Relations and Broadcasting. His professional background consists of doing public relations and marketing for Jack Hanna, working in creative in advertising and did events for the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce for nearly four years. He also spent time as a youth minister, a backpacking guide in Maine and New Hampshire and served in the United States Coast Guard as a Boatswains Mate.
When the office is closed, you can find him teaching cycling classes, hiking, spending time with his fiancée Heather, volunteering in youth ministry and searching out the best fish tacos in town.
Chelsie Holmes joined the Chamber in 2016 as their Events Coordinator. She is responsible for overseeing a variety of chamber functions such as Evening of Elegance, Taste of Westerville, the Annual Golf Outing, Women in Business and Young Professional events.
Chelsie is a graduate of Western Michigan University, where she earned a degree in Communication and Media Studies. She has a background in radio, corporate retail and most recently the non-profit sector where she coordinated events and marketing for a Michigan chamber of commerce.
Chelsie is excited to work in Westerville and looks forward to meeting new people in the community!
Membership Engagement Coordinator
As Membership Engagement Coordinator for the Chamber, Kim is responsible for assisting with Chamber events, membership relations and outreach.
Kim is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and has a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to coming to the Chamber she spent many years working with local government and non-profit organizations in the affordable housing and community development field. She has also served as a planning commission member for a local community prior to moving to Westerville. She is excited to bring that experience to the Chamber, learn more about the community and “work where she lives.”
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her grown children when they’re around. She spends a lot of time watching her husband and son at running events – her son is on the Otterbein cross country and track teams. She also enjoys running, kayaking, yoga and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Angela joined the Chamber team in 2016 as the Office Administrator. Her primary responsibilities include processing invoices, bookkeeping and providing clerical support to the Board of Trustees and President/CEO. She also serves as the Westerville Music & Arts Festival’s Youth Art Exhibit Coordinator.
Angela brings over 15 years of experience in comprehensive medical records and billing. She also has an Associate of Arts Degree from Columbus State.
In her spare time, Angela enjoys reading, cooking and watching sporting events. She is passionate about animal rescue and loves spending time with and Instagraming her Boston terrier.
Membership Development Coordinator
Lori joined the Chamber as a part-time team member in the fall of 2016. She has an extensive retail background ranging from store management to training/development and regional merchandising. She has also held various support roles, including marketing, event planning, human resource administration and store operations.
Lori is a resident of Westerville and enjoys being connected to the community. She has represented her children's schools as a parent council representative and involved herself as an active board member of the local PTA. She and her family enjoy the Westerville Parks and Recreation programs as well as Westerville's many social events.