Diane Poole is the Executive Director of the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce.
She has extensive experience working with non-profit agencies, both as an employee and as a board member. She has served as president of the board of directors for Junior Achievement of North Alabama and also Crisis Services of North Alabama, a shelter for victims of domestic violence.
Her previous professional experience includes event planning, sponsorship, and donor support and recognition. She previously served as the Manager of Individual and Corporate Support at McWane Science Center and prior to that served as the Assistant Director of The Arts Council in Huntsville.
In 2016, Diane was named Chamber Executive of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA).
She holds a double-major in Marketing and Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a president-elect of the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club and serves on the Trussville Redevelopment Authority. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. Diane, her husband John, and son Andy are Trussville residents. She is an active member of First Baptist Church Trussville.
Melissa Walker is the Events Coordinator of the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Melissa grew up Pinson and graduated from Pinson Valley High School. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Social Psychology.
Melissa’s previous experience includes organizing team building events, parties and meetings. She has also been instrumental in coordination of many community, school and church events as a volunteer.
Melissa has been married to John Walker for 21 years. They have two daughters, Maleah and Lacey, who attend Hewitt-Trussville High School. She has been a resident of Trussville for twelve years. Melissa enjoys photography, spending time with family and serving at Huffman Baptist Church.
June Mathews had long been a member and volunteer with the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce before joining the staff as membership coordinator in 2015, so working with the chamber was familiar territory. Her duties include processing new memberships, keeping track of member records, working to ensure that members are aware of and taking advantage of their member benefits, and compiling the weekly Chamber Deals & News e-newsletter.
A resident of Trussville since fifth grade – and we won’t say how long that’s been – June is a graduate of Hewitt-Trussville High School, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (BA in Political Science) and Samford University (AA in Paralegal Studies). Since 1999, June has worked as a freelance writer and editor for numerous local, state and regional publications. She is co-author with Sandra Bearden of Images of America: Trussville.
June served on the TACC Board of Directors from 2011 to 2015 and was board president in 2014. She is a longtime member of the Trussville Library Board and previously served on the boards of the Trussville City Schools Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary. She is a member of the Trussville Historical Society, Eastern Women’s Committee of 50, Friends of the Trussville Library and First Baptist Trussville.
June and husband Jimmie are the “parents” of two terrier mixes named Bitsy and Moxie and a parrot named Murray.