Board of Directors & Staff
The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization governed by a group of thirteen board members who are elected for three-year terms. The following local business people are currently serving as the Board of Directors:
Steven Aft, CCCC President
Steven Aft, Owner of Steven Aft State Farm, is a trusted
risk manager to over 2,700 clients. Steven’s career as a
trusted State Farm Agent has placed him in the top 1%
of his peers through successful qualification of many
Since 2011, Steven Aft State Farm has been successful because Steven is
passionate, dedicated, and committed to being a resource for his clients’
financial security. What this means to those he serves is he shares a process
that empowers people to understand, evaluate, and implement effective
risk management solutions for them and their families. The real benefit to
his clients is the clarity and confidence they have to protect against what
can go wrong so they can plan for what can go right.
Kathryn Jenkins, CCCC Vice President
Kevennie Westmoreland, CCCC Treasurer, United Community Bank
Chris Raper, Secretary Murphy Power Board
Brian Smith, Peachtree Lumber Company
Tim Radford, CCCC Board Member
Town of Murphy Mayor & Owner WKRK
Carmen Lance, Ameriprise Financial
Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC - I am a financial advisor based out of Murphy, NC.
Kim Johnson, CCCC Board Member
With 27 years of experienc in the financial services industry, Kimberly brings knowledge, professionalism and an understanding of the financial landscape to her customer relationships. A member of the First Citizens team since 2007, she's well known as a trusted banker, helping customers achieve their financials goals.
Tom Rodeck, Hoppy Trout Brewing Co.
Dusty Schiestel, Harrah's Valley River Casino & Hotel
Rebecca McNabb, McNabb Properties
Kelly Roberts, Executive Director of Murphy Rehabilitation & Nursing
Kelly graduated from Murphy High School in 1982. She went on to purse a career in the Health Care industry, starting as a Certified Nursing Assistant in 1984. As the years passed she first became a Licensed Practical Nurse, then a Registered Nurse and obtained her Associates Degree from Tri-County Community College. In 2015 she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Grand Canyon University. In 2016 Kelly became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and has been Leading her team at Murphy Rehabilitation and Nursing for the last 7 years. Kelly’s entire Healthcare Career has taken place in Cherokee County. She is proud to serve on the Board of Directors for Cherokee County. Kelly also serves on the CTE Advisory Committee.
Paul Worley, Ex-Officio, Tri-County Community College
Our staff was chosen for their tremendous amount of knowledge and love of our area. They eagerly await your visit and look forward to helping you enjoy and cherish time spent in Cherokee County, Murphy, Andrews, and Brasstown, North Carolina.