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Chamber of Commerce Names Releford Board Chair

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) has named Colette Releford their 2017 Board of Directors Chair. Releford is the Regional Sales Manager for On-Site.com.

“Colette has been involved in almost every aspect of the Chamber. She will be a tremendous resource and a great leader of this organization,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive Director.

The GGCC Board of Directors were sworn-in in a ceremony held Thursday, December 8, 2016.The ceremony was conducted by Cathy Matthews, Director of the Montgomery County Upcounty Regional Services Center, at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg.

Releford has been a GGCC Board Member for six years, serving in the capacity of Chair-Elect, and Vice Chair of Member Programs and Member Services.

Releford is a Multi- Family Industry Professional with over 20 years’ experience in business development, sales, account management and professional services. Other industries she has worked in include: staffing, IT, construction, waste management, media and real estate.

She has an MS in E-Commerce and an MBA. She also holds a BA in Communications.

The GGCC is active in providing business-to-business networking opportunities throughout the year: a collective voice in local, regional, and state legislative affairs, professional development opportunities and other services that enhance the business environment.

The full list of 2017 GGCC Board of Directors:

Chair: Colette Releford, On-Site.com

Chair Elect: Barbara Crews, Johns Hopkins University

Treasurer: Adam Cox, Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Vice Chairs:

Economic Development: Henry Bernstein, Scheer Partners, Inc.

Member Programs: Brittany Hilton, Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Young Professionals: PJ Horan, Mass Mutual Greater Washington

Member Services: Bruce Kanner, Cartridge on Wheels

Legislative Affairs: Randy Scritchfield, Randy Scritchfield, CFP


2017 Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Board of Directors: Paul Rachetta, First National Bank; David Hamerski, Shannon & Luchs Insurance Agency Inc.; Jim Muir, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Rob Liebreich, Asbury Methodist Village;Brittany Hilton, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Margaret Latimer, Montgomery College Germantown Campus; PJ Horan, Mass Mutual Greater Washington; Randy Scritchfield, Randy Scritchfield, CFP®; Ellen Lambert, Baywood Hotels; Katie Doherty, Holiday Inn Gaithersburg; Paula Ross, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy; Doug Wrenn, Rodgers Consulting, Inc.; John Compton, GeneDx; Joe Bucci, Universities at Shady Grove; Barbara Crews, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus; Stuart Barr, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered; Adam Cox, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Colette Releford, On-Site;Francine Waters, Lerner Enterprises; Tom Lonergan, City of Gaithersburg; Will Schlossenberg; Gary Unterberg, Rodgers Consulting, Inc.; Brett Friedman, DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors; John Olenick, WaveGard Inc.; Ray McKenzie, The Law Office of Raymond T. McKenzie, Esq.; Jerry Therrien, Therrien Waddell, Inc.; Bruce Kanner, Cartridge on Wheels; Doug Ryder, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital and Henry Bernstein, Scheer Partners, Inc.

Photo Credit: John Keith Photography

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