• Staff

  • Ray Hernández
    IOM  President

    Ray is a graduate with Honors from Southwest Texas State University. He also received his Economic Development training from Texas A&M-College Station Extension office. He is a Leadership training graduate with Honors (Innovation 88) at University of Texas-Austin LBJ of Public Affairs, and received his Institute of Organizational Management (IOM) certification through the United States Chamber of Commerce at Loyola Marymount University.

     He serves as a Board Member for the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives and as the advisor for the graduating class of West Institute of Organizational Management (Los Angeles) for the United States Chamber of Commerce.


    Rachel Gillespie
    VP of Program Development

    Rachel joins the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce with over nine years of experience working for and promoting small businesses. She has worked with nonprofit organizations to achieve fundraising goals, execute direct marketing initiatives, develop volunteer programs, and coordinate events. Rachel has also held leadership roles in the healthcare and hospitality industries where she focused on finance, human resources, and management. As a graduate of Liberty University, Rachel holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing. Rachel is a board member with the non-profit charity Humbly I Serve. 


    Natalie Drayden
    Office Manager

    Natalie joins the Chamber with more than 5 years of experience as a business analyst. Her ventures in community service led her to found Colony of Home, a nonprofit organization that promotes community and self enrichment. In 2007, Natalie graduated from Southern Methodist University where she studied computer science and is currently pursuing a psychology degree.


    Damian Lane
    Program Development Assistant

    Damian joins the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce with more than five years of public relations and customer service experience. Damian has a strong passion for helping others. He has over 2000 hours of community service through education under AmeriCorps. In 2014, Damian graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.


    Haley Carroll
    Program Development Assistant

    Haley joins the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce with more than three years of experience in management, marketing, and event coordinating. In her previous position with the United Service Organizations (USO), Haley served as the Assistant Center Manager for nearly three years while living overseas. After her return to Texas, Haley earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Texas. 

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