The Chamber

About Us

We are committed to helping you grow your business within South Baldwin County. Please contact us if we can assist you in any way.

Staff

Donna Watts, President/CEO
251-943-5540
Donna has been the President of the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce since September, 1997.  In addition she is the President of the South Baldwin Chamber Foundation. She serves on numerous Boards including G.U.M.B.O., Business Council of Alabama, past board member of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama and currently is part of the Coastal Resiliency Coalition leadership team.

Travis Valentine, Membership and Investor Relations Director 
251-943-1036
Travis joined the Chamber team in February, 2015. Responsible for strategically partnering members with chamber events and opportunities, Travis is working to help members build their businesses. Travis is responsible for recruiting new members to our Chamber, overseeing the Diplomat program, Local Discoveries Business Tours, Chamber Rec Nights and AM Connections. Travis, his wife Merritt and daughter Tatum reside in Gulf Shores. 

Jeanette Harris, Office Manager
251-943-1064
Jeanette joined the Chamber team in February, 2013. Managing information and the front office, Jeanette is in close contact with customers seeking information and services. She maintains the work functions of the front office, Community Calendar, coordination of the Blue Ribbon Team, (volunteers who help with various chamber projects) as well as our membership database. Residing in Foley with her husband Ricky and dog Zena, Jeanette enjoys reading,  visiting the beach and spending time with her family, especially her two grandchildren.

Rachel Spear, Events Director
251-943-5550
Rachel joined the chamber team in August of 2014 as the Event Assistant for the Foundation and Chamber. She was promoted to Events Director in October 2016. Rachel oversees the planning of the Annual Gala, the Balloon Festival 10K & 5K run, Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival and the Alabama Festival of Flavor. Rachel, her husband Daniel, and daughter Lena reside in Foley.

Tara Worth, Development and Finance Director
251-943-5510
Tara joined the chamber team in September 2017 as Development and Firance Director. With a background in non-profit work, she is an asset to the chamber. Tara, her husband and their two daughters have recently relocated to Gulf Shores while they look for their permanent home in south Baldwin County. 

Gale Croft, Executive Director
South Baldwin Chamber Foundation Executive Director
251-943-5520
Managing the Chamber Foundation's education enrichment programs and development efforts, the Executive Director coordinates the Junior Ambassadors and Young Entrepreneurs Academy student groups at Foley and Elberta High Schools. Ten schools in the Foley & Elberta feeder pattern currently benefit from the SBCF Student & Teacher Grants program and connecting with corporate partners and funding opportunities through the Foundation. Gale and her husband Patrick and their four sons live in Daphne. 

Kylee Raulerson, Events Assistant
251-943-5590

Kylee joined the Chamber team in November, 2016. As the Event and Foundation Assistant, and has recently been named the Event Assistant for the South Baldwin Chamber. Kylee assists with the execution of all major events for the organization; including the BBQ & Blues Cook-Off, Night Glow Golf Tournament, Free Enterprize Person of the Year, Leadership Luncheons and many more. Kylee, her husband Chris and sons Rylee and Payton reside in Foley. 

Board of Directors

  • Chair:  Tom Debell 
  • Chair Elect: Sue Alford   
  • Treasurer:  Michelle Hodges  
  • Immediate Past Chair: Barbara Ward
  • Renee James
  • Frances Holk-Jones
  • Scott Shamburger
  • Lee Hagan
  • Linda Spangrud
  • Leslie Costigan
  • April Boone
  • Charlene Haber
  • Tommy Lee
  • Bob Higgins
  • Drew Wenzel
  • Rich Caldwell
  • Keith Newton
  • Debra Brown 
  • Herb Malone
  • Donna Givens 
  • Anthony Kaiser
  • Sted MCollough
  • Chad Watkins
  • Jenny Campbell                       
     
  • Riviera Utilities 
  • Homecare Companion, LLC 
  • SH Enterprises 
  • United Bank
  • Insurance Specialist 
  • Frances Holk Insurance Co Inc / State Farm
  • The Highland Group
  • Gulf Coast Broadcasting Co.
  • Spangrud & Associates
  • Longs Human Resources
  • Global Marketing Solutions
  • Wolf Bay Lodge Restaurants
  • Vulcan, Inc.
  • Coastal Resiliancy Coalition
  • Caldwell, Wenzel & Asthana
  • Century 21 Meyer Real Estate
  • South Baldwin Regional Medical Center
  • Tanger Outlets Center
  • Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism
  • Baldwin EMC
  • Exit Realty
  • McCollough Architecture
  • WAS Design
  • Stewart Lodges at Steelwood