Ambassador Program

Members First • Members Strong

About the Ambassador Program

In March of 2014, the Chamber unveiled a team of Ambassadors. These Ambassadors are essentially an extension of the Chamber's team of staff, with a shared goal of providing support to our members on how to make the most of their membership as well as to grow the membership community through recruitment and retention efforts.

meet Our Ambassadors:

Julie Chevalier
Julie Chevalier
Executive Director
Community Progress

Photo and bio coming soon!

Jeff Frey
Jeff Frey
Sales
PSP Unlimited

Bio coming soon!

Eileen Peet
Eileen Peet
Account Executive
Vasco Brands, Inc.
Eileen Peet is an Account Executive with Vasco Brands. Originally from Endicott, NY and currently living in Elmira Heights, she has always enjoyed the Finger Lakes area. She attended Keuka College where she studied Psychology and also participated in women’s lacrosse and was a synchronized swimmer. Her past work experience includes being the Sales and Marketing Director for Rust911 and a Sales Representative for Payco Payroll Services. In the beginning of 2015 she won the Rising Star Award from the Southern Tier Business Meet Up community. Eileen tells us, she especially enjoys meeting new people, hearing their stories, and learning from others. In her spare time she enjoys being with her family, her two rescued American pit-bulls, and enjoying the outdoors.
Ted Peet
Ted Peet
National Account Executive
Cameron Manufacturing and Design

Ted Peet is the National Account Executive for Cameron Manufacturing & Design. Ted has transitioned seamlessly into the world of manufacturing after years in the construction industry. He is a United States Marine Corps Veteran and involved in a variety of ways with many different Veteran organizations, including being the Founder/Facilitator of Got Your Six Veterans Support Group. Ted’s presence in the local manufacturing community was recognized as he was awarded the 2016 Rising Star Award from the Southern Tier Business Meet-Up.

Ted’s duties at Cameron Manufacturing & Design include: identifying sales opportunities throughout a National client base, building and maintaining robust business relationships, acting as a liaison between internal teams and clients, and ensuring brand consistency and recognition. Being a bridge for communication between a client and Cameron Manufacturing & Design is something Ted takes great pride in, as he feels that providing a solution to one’s problems is as an invaluable asset as there is.

Of joining the Ambassador Program, Ted shares, “I want to help businesses grow their business and gain a greater understanding of the needs of my clients or prospects in the process.”

Debbie Rohde
Debbie Rohde
Senior Recruiter
Adecco

Debbie Rohde is an accomplished Sr. Recruiter with Adecco General Staffing in Corning, NY. She joined Adecco in July of 2002, bringing with her years of customer service, sales, and training experience. In her current role, she meets with potential clients to determine various business models they can develop and implement to meet their specific staffing needs. Once a plan is agreed upon, Debbie will then recruit potential employee matches through phone screening, testing abilities, and onsite interviewing. She is motivated to provide excellent service for her clients, her associates, and her colleagues.

It is Debbie’s desire to network in her community that has brought her to our Chamber. She is looking forward to meeting new people and learning more about our unique area of the world.

Born and raised in Chemung County, Debbie still resides in Horseheads where she has raised two sons and continues to enjoy time with her wonderful support team of family and friends. Debbie has always enjoyed our surrounding lakes and activities we offer. She is looking forward to meeting our members and being a part of the Ambassador program.   

Sue Silhan
Sue Silhan
Co-Owner
Selah Studio's Yoga and Music
Sue Silhan is Co-Owner and Manager of Selah Studio’s Yoga and Music in Burdett. Sue is a practicing Registered Nurse and Certified Yoga Instructor who is continuing her education in Gestalt Pastoral Care.  A career in healing and helping professions has led her to many connections in the Watkins Glen/Hector area and she feels that a connected community is a strong and healthy one. As a new business owner herself, Sue is excited to help others in business meet their full potential through the connections that the WGACOC provides.  Meeting and talking to people is a special joy as she seeks to enhance the special relationships in the business community.
Matthew Sharpe
Matthew Sharpe
Director of Sales
Cameron Manufacturing and Design

Matthew Sharpe is a business professional with thirty years of comprehensive business experience in sales and marketing, operations management, training, and human resources. Over the last fifteen years, he has specialized specifically in human resources including, recruitment and retention, conflict resolution, change management, employee relations, training, compensation, and benefits. He has successfully become a strategic human resources partner with the ability to align business objectives with employees and management, as well as serving as a value-added consultant on human resources related issues. He moved to the Southern Tier area in 2011 and joined Cameron Manufacturing and Design as Director of Sales in 2013.

Bill Sitzman
Bill Sitzman
Chamber Patron

Bill is a member of the MacKinnon Clan, a group of Canadian families from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. He met his wife Martha while in college and moved to the Finger Lakes in 1969. Bill Sitzman worked for Toronto-based Electronic Associates of Canada before founding his communications consulting firm near Trumansburg, NY in 1973. Bill and his two-man staff worked with over 700 clients in the United States, Canada, Latin America as well as the Pacific until his retirement in 2012. He continues to represent a small number of clients and is also the frequency coordinator for broadcast mobile units covering the Watkins Glen Race Track and for other events in the Southern Tier. He was a member of the Trumansburg Area Chamber of Commerce from 1979 to 2011 and has been a Patron Member of the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce since 2011 and is committed to promoting business and tourism in the Finger Lakes region. He is also active with the membership and Ambassador committees.

Kim Wilson
Kim Wilson
Director of New Sales
Wallin Insurance
Kim joined the Wallin Insurance team in 2016, bringing with her many years of sales and excellent customer service experience.  As the Director of New Sales, Kim meets with prospective clients, offers them competitive insurance quotes, and then welcomes them to the agency.  She has a property and casualty license for both personal and commercial insurance. She can help everyone with their insurance needs. Kim has a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Keuka College.  She enjoys spending time with her friends and family. As a lifelong resident of the Southern Tier, she values the beauty and culture that the Finger Lakes has to offer. Kim and her husband, Darren, are proud to be raising their son in this wonderful area. When she isn’t working you can find her with her family, walking her dogs, listening to music, playing games, going to the movies, or playing trivia.