134 W. Michigan Ave


Meet the Chamber Staff



Mindy Bradish-Orta















Mindy Bradish-Orta, President/CEO, is responsible for organizational oversight as well as the Legislative Committee.

Mary Schuessler

Mary Schuessler, Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for organizational accounting and human resource management, including all member invoices.

Matt Swartzlander, Events Director, is responsible for creating and implementing special events including MLK Diversity Breakfast/Challenge Day, Annual Meeting, Golf Outing, JAXPO as well as Off the Clock, Legislative Rise & Shine,  Economic Luncheons, Good Morning!Greater JacksonSpeed NetworkingLeadership Jackson and Alumni (and all associated committees). Matt is also the staff liaison for the Chamber Ambassador Committee. Duties also include social media, graphic design, and website. 

Patrick O'Dowd, Business Development Manager, is responsible for assisting current and potential members through anticipating and responding to needs, including increasing sales, decreasing expenses, protecting businesses and assisting with workforce development.



Kelly Sharrer, Executive Liason,  Kelly works part-time for the Chamber and part-time for Experience Jackson.



Sarah Lyman, First Impressions Director, is responsible for all front desk management including event registrations and assisting members and visitors with information on the Chamber, Experience Jackson, and the general Jackson County community.  This position works part-time for the Chamber and part-time for Experience Jackson.