Members 2017


Rosemary Elebash, Chair

NFIB Alabama

Rosemary Elebash is a native of Opp, Ala., and a graduate of Troy University. She was appointed as state director of NFIB/Alabama in January 2003 and represents NFIB’s Alabama members as the public policy advocate.


Edward Wayne Bassett

Beck’s Turf, Inc.

Wayne Bassett is a partner at Beck’s Turf, a turf grass producer and wildlife habitat nursery. Wayne enjoys working with the turf grass industry and wildlife groups in the southeastern United States.


Krista Conlin

KC Projects, LLC

Krista Conlin is the matriarch of KC Projects, LLC and an accomplished public relations professional and successful entrepreneur. In 2011, she founded KC Projects, quickly becoming highly recognized and respected as a top public relations firm that delivers positive editorial and branding results to her clients. Krista, an M.B.A. graduate of University of Miami and Finance degree from University of Alabama, is as passionate about public service as she is about public relations.

Stinson Tomas Ellis

Priester Pecan Co.

Stinson Ellis is the Shipping Department Manager and Shelling Plant Supervisor at Priester Pecan Co. He is from Hope Hall, Alabama and attended Hooper Academy. Stinson received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Auburn University in 2006. He is a member of Hope Hall United Methodist Church. Stinson and his wife, Allison Ellis, have two sons named Rivers and Harrison.


Lynne G. Frakes

Cable Television of East Alabama

Lynne Frakes is the chief operating officer of Cable Television of East Alabama, and she also serves as president of RM Greene, Inc. in Phenix City.


Dwight Gamble

HNB First

Dwight Gamble is the president and CEO of HNB First in Headland.


Jheovanny Gomez

Jalapeno’s Mexican Grill

Jheovanny Gomez is the co-owner of Jalapeno’s Mexican Grill restaurants. Jheovanny Gomez was named the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama’s Member of the Year Thursday night at the chamber’s 113th annual celebration.


Peter “Greg” Gregerson, Jr.

Gregerson’s Foods, Inc.

Greg Gregerson became the company president of Gregerson’s Foods in 1993. Today, the company owns two supermarkets—Gregerson’s Foods in Piedmont and the new Gregerson’s Cash Saver in Gadsden. And, keeping up the family tradition, three of Gregerson’s four daughters now work for the company. “I like to do business with people I know, and who are local,” he says.  

Lee R. Henderson

Which Wich Sandwich Franchises

Lee Henderson is the owner of the Tuscaloosa Which Wich franchises. He graduated from Samford University, and he serves a number of organizations including the Renasant Bank Tuscaloosa Advisory Board, the DCH Health Systems Foundation Board, Hospice of West Alabama Board of Directors, and the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama Board of Directors.    

Keith Kelley

Harris McKay Realty, Century 21

Keith Kelley is the former president of the Alabama Association of Realtors. Keith is currently the president of Harris McKay Realty in Anniston, Alabama. Mr. Kelley has business interests in other companies in Alabama.

Donna Kerr

Robbie’s of Fayette

Donna Kerr graduated summa cum laude with a degree in marketing from the University of Alabama in 1978. Donna has dedicated her entire career to developing, marketing, and building customer loyalty for her family’s 57 year old business. She is a member of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce and Calvary Baptist Church. Donna also served on the Fayette Downtown Revitalization Committee.

Les Letlow

The Letlow Company, LLC

Les Letlow is the owner of the Letlow Company. He received a BS in Building Science from Auburn University. He is the State Director of the Lee County Homebuilders Association and current president of the Homebuilders Association of Alabama.

Charlotte Meadows


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Sen. Paul Sanford

Stanford Restaurant Group, Inc.

Senator Sanford was elected to the Senate in 2009. He is the owner of Little Paul’s Barbeque in Huntsville. Senator Sanford was educated at the Culinary Institute of America. He is a Christian and enjoys hunting, fishing and cooking.


Joseph Ogelsby

Monroe Scrap Material, Inc.

Joseph Oglesby is the owner of Monroe Scrap Material. Joseph was born in Andalusia and grew up in Monroeville. He is a 2001 graduate of Monroe Academy. He graduated from Auburn University in 2005 with a BS in Business Administration (International Business). Joseph is married to Emilie Davis Oglesby. They are members of the First United Methodist Church of Monroeville. Joseph is a member of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Monroe Health Foundation, and the Kiwanis Club.

Lisa Patterson, CPA

Patterson, Prince, & Associates, PC

Lisa Patterson is a local Certified Public Accountant and a partner of Patterson, Prince and Associates, P.C. She holds a B.S. Degree in Accounting from UNA and a CPA certificate from Alabama and Mississippi. In 1993, UNA Alumni Association named her Alumna of the Year. In 1998, Shoals Chamber of Commerce named her Small Business Person of the Year and in 1999, The State of Alabama Small Business Administration named her Accountant Advocate of the Year.  

Curtis Richardson

C&J Electrical Services, LLC

Curtis Richardson is the founder and president of C&J Electrical Services. He is a State Licensed Master Electrician operating in the State of Alabama, been in the industry for 20 plus years, majoring in electrical engineering at Lawson State Community College, and also lead the company on several prominent projects through out the metro areas. Just to name a few: BJCC UPTOWN Entertainment District, Bill Harris Center, Birmingham Park and Recreation Walking Trail Packages.


Stacia Robinson

Benechoice Companies

Stacia Robinson is the agency principal of the BeneChoice Companies. She serves on Leadership Council of NFIB and is a speaker on business, networks, employee benefits, and entrepreneurship. Stacia is also a contributing author of Masters of Networking, and she serves on the Board of Directors for Leadership AL and Leadership Montgomery.


Brian Roth

IndusTREE Timber, Inc.

Brian Roth is a Certified Public Accountant and CFO of IndusTREE Timber, Inc. its related timber products companies. He is a graduate of Auburn University and a resides in Montgomery.


Judy Ryals

Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Judy Ryles, President/CEO of the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau, is Alabama’s longest serving tourism agency director having joined the bureau in 1978. She is Chairman of Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel’s Advisory Board and has been previously appointed to serve on the board by six governors. Mrs. Ryals was one of the first female board members of the International Association of Convention & Visitor Bureau and was the first CVB representative inducted into the Alabama Tourism Hall of Fame which is the state’s top award. She received a public relations degree from the University of Alabama.

John L. Mitchell, Jr.

Mitchell Nissan, Inc.

With over 45 years in the automobile business, John L. Mitchell, Sr., serves as President of Mitchell Automotive Group. His leadership style takes on a family feel, and as a result, employees exhibit loyalty and pride in their work.


Rep. Richie Whorton

All Star Enterprises, Inc.

Representative Ritchie Whorton was elected to the House in 2014 and represents District 22. He has been a co-owner of All Star Enterprises, Inc. since 1994. Ritchie graduated from Jacksonville State University and he is a member of Associated Builders and Contractors, Madison County Southeastern Business Association, and Madison County Home Builders.

William T. Youngblood

Youngblood Real Estate

Bill Youngblood is the owner of Youngblood Real Estate in Mobile.

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