Christine Donnell - (INTERIM) President & CEO
Christine Donnell is a former superintendent of West Ada School District. She retired in 2004 after spending 34 years in the district as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent. Christine was honored by the District’s Board of Trustees when they named the first magnet school in the district, the Christine Donnell School of the Arts. She has served on a variety of non-profit boards, including the Meridian Chamber of Commerce board as a member, vice-president, president and past president.
Christine has been recognized as a National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), given the State Educational Leadership Award by the Idaho State Superintendent Association (ISSA) and was named Woman of the Year in 2002 by the Meridian Chamber of Commerce.
Since retirement, Christine has consulted for the University of Phoenix, served on the Meridian City Council and worked part-time in Middleton School District as an assistant superintendent. She then served as the executive director of Idaho Business Coalition for Education Excellence (IBCEE), now Idaho Business Education. Christine is currently a consultant with the Idaho School Boards Association assisting with superintendent searches statewide and providing board training. Christine received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Boise State University, a Masters in School Administration from the College of Idaho and a Specialist Degree from the University of Idaho.
Reach Christine directly at 888.2817
Betsy Davies - Programs & Events Manager
Betsy plans and executes Chamber events and programs that are designed to return maximum membership value to each of our members. These events provide opportunities for members to engage and interact with other Chamber members, as well as a chance to give back to the community. When the Chamber is successful, the whole community reaps the benefit. With that in mind, Betsy is continually evaluating the Chamber’s events, programs and marketing to keep expanding the Chamber’s reach and influence. Reach Betsy directly at (208) 577-2442 [email protected]
Michelle Leverett - Office Administrator
Michelle keeps the Meridian Chamber office organized and running smoothly, assisting both members and staff with accounts, events, phone reception and helping to coordinate the Idaho Entrepreneurs Academy program. Greeting visitors to the Chamber office and providing information about the Meridian area to folks looking to relocate or vacationing in the area is also a part of the job she enjoys.
Reach Michelle directly at (208) 577-2443