Sheri Hawes- Chair

Company: Allstate- The Ellerbee Agency
Address: 155 Bankers Blvd, Suite F100, Monroe, GA 30655
Phone Number: 770-207-4780
Title: Business Development
Number of years with Company: 3.5
Hobbies: Spending time with Husband, raising our two children, spending time with family, beach
Hometown: Monroe, GA
Currently Involved In: Leadership Walton Graduate 2001, Chamber Referral Group, Volunteer at kids schools, First Baptist Monroe, Chamber Ambassador
Additional Info:
Proud to be a life long resident of Walton County and love promoting our community.

Russell Ashley

Company: Liberty First Bank
Address: 1901 West Spring Street, Monroe, GA 30655
Phone Number: 770-207-3000
Title: Vice PResident & Commercial Lender
Number of years with Company: 1+
Hobbies: Golfing, watching son play baseball, spending time with family
Hometown: Honea Path, SC
Currently Involved In: Leadership Walton, Habitat for Humanity, Gratis Church, Chamber Ambassador
Additional Info:
Happily married to my best friend Kathy with four wonderful kids.

Drew Bowen

Company: Southern Traditions Landscaping
Address: 1529 Monroe Drive, Monroe, GA 30655
Phone Number: 770-853-0958
Title: Owner
Number of years with Company: 6
Hobbies: Golf, hunting, and fishing
Hometown: Monroe, GA

Robin Chadwick

Company: Southeastern Paving & Grading
Address: 6110 GA Hwy 20, Loganville, GA 30052
Phone Number: 770-235-3262
Title: CFO/SEC
Number of years with Company: 12 years
Hobbies: Traveling
Hometown: Monroe, GA
Currently Involved In: Chamber Ambassador

Bonnie Haynes

Company: Peach State Federal Credit Union
Address: 1505 Lakes Parkway, Lawrenceville, Ga
Phone Number: 678-518-7503
Title: Business Development Rep.
Number of years with Company: 19
Hobbies: Gardening, crafts
Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas
Currently Involved In: DeKalb Chamber, DeKalb Rockdale Employer Committee, Lithonia Chamber - BOD, Secretary

Melanie Jackson

Company: Your Local News Inc. / Walton Living Magazine
Phone Number: 404-375-7881
Title: Co-owner/Co Publisher; Director of Marketing and Sales
Number of years with Company: 2
Hobbies: Painting, cooking, grandkids, golf, reading, music
Hometown: South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Other Community Organizations/Chamber Committees Currently Involved In: Past President /current member Loganville Kiwanis Club, Current Chamber Ambassador - Ambassador of the year 2014, Walton County Community Emergency Response Team volunteer, Alcovy District CASA volunteer, other community volunteer work.

Debbie Jones

Company: Heritage Realty
248 N. Broad St.,, Monroe, Ga 30655

Phone Number: 678-725-3812
Title: Associate Broker
Number of years with Company: 1
Hobbies: Golf, Fishing, Traveling, Crafts, Outdoors Adventures
Hometown: Monroe, Georgia
Currently Involved In: Walton Barrow Board of  Realtor/Pres, Kiwanis, GAR Committee Chair, Center Hill Baptist Church

Additional Info: 7 time Susan G Komen 3 Day Walker, Grandma (Lovey) to two beautiful children

Carla Joyner

Company: The Dainty Plum
Address: P.O. Box 893 Loganville, GA 30052
Phone Number: (770) 727-8687
Title: Owner
Number of years with Company: 2.5 years
Hobbies: Running, crafts, soccer mom
Hometown: Ellenwood, GA
Currently Involved In: Referral Group, Chamber Ambassador, West Point Society of Atlanta Member
Additional Info:
Lieutenant Colonel (retired) with 23 years of active military service, lives in Walton County

Eli Lussiana

Company: Peach State  Publications
Address: 120 2nd Street, Suite 205, Monroe, GA 30655
Phone Number: 404-434-4188
Title: Co-Owner
Number of years with Company: 2.5 years
Hobbies: Family (2 kids), traveling, craft beer
Currently Involved In:
Leadership Walton Alumni Association Board Member, Chamber Marketing Committee

Blake Peters

Company: Monroe- Walton County Library
Address: 217 West Spring Street, Monroe, GA 30655
Phone Number: 770-267-4630
Title: Library Manager
Number of years with Company: 2
Hobbies: Reading, running, movies, music, food, and history

Rhonda Sheridan

Company: Sheridan & Associates, Inc
Address: P.O. Box 1865 Conyers, GA 30012
Phone Number: 770-760-9474
Title: Rhonda Sheridan
Number of years with Company: 20
Hobbies: Gardening and traveling
Hometown: Conyers, GA
Additional Info: Twenty years in business, specializing in health insurance

Hollie Towles

Company: Legacy State Bank
Address: 3825 Harrison Road, Loganville, GA 30052
Phone: 404-643-7324
Title: Branch Manager
Number of years with the company: 4
Hobbies: Reading, playing with my kids, watching Braves games and Georgia games
Hometown: Conyers, GA

Jocelyn Wykoff

Company: Athens Orthopedic Clinic
Address: 3440 Highway 81 South, Loganville, GA 30052
Phone: 706-286-7308
Title: Physician & Community Liaison/ Marketing
Number of years with the company: 6
Hobbies: Baseball & softball mom, raise fox red labradors, Rodan and Fields Consultant
Hometown: Austin, TX
Involved in: Walton County Young Professionals, Referral Group, Amabssadors
Additional Info: Live in Walton County, married with three kids

Ambassador Program


The Ambassador’s annual goal is to increase the retention rate of new and existing members by conducting a program of goodwill member contacts:  Reinforcing the benefits of Chamber membership, increasing members’ knowledge about programs and services of the Walton County Chamber of Commerce, and keeping the channels of communications open between the membership and the Chamber’s Board of Directors.


  • A group of knowledgeable volunteers serving in a year-round effort as the customer service representatives of the Walton County Chamber of Commerce, and acting as a conduit between the Chamber and its existing and new members.
  • Ambassadors aid the Chamber with membership retention by making a personal call to assigned members and maintaining communication with them throughout the year via phone calls, email, visits, etc.  Ambassadors encourage members to become involved in the Chamber, and assist members in learning more about the Chamber.  It is important for the Ambassador to be familiar with the 2017 Business Plan. Ambassadors will inform and receive feedback on Chamber activities and programs.
  • Additional activities include serving, participating, attending and volunteering at various meetings and events such as Ribbon Cuttings, Coffee Connections, Annual Golf Tournament, Casino Night & Auction, Business & Community Expo and Annual Meeting.


The Ambassadors are exclusively limited to men and women whose companies are members in good standing of the Walton County Chamber of Commerce.

The candidate’s current position should involve significant sales, public relations or equivalent public exposure, and allow freedom to devote time necessary to contribute to and participate actively in Ambassador goals and activities.


  • Enhanced career development/networking
  • Increased exposure for your business
  • Expanded base of contacts and clients
  • Recognition for you and your firm


The following are activities that must be met and maintained to retain active Ambassador program participation.

  • Attendance at Ambassador Monthly Meetings
  • Commitment to contact the assigned members each month
  • Maintain communication with assigned members throughout the year
  • Mentor new members as assigned
  • Recruit/Refer new members
  • Represent yourself as a Chamber Ambassador Volunteer
  • Assist in membership renewals and retention
  • Wear name badge furnished by the chamber for identification as a Chamber Ambassador Volunteer
  • Participate in Chamber activities
  • Complete monthly point sheet and return to the chamber office by the 5th (or next business day) of the following month


  • All ambassadors will serve a 2 year term, replaced only by written resignation or inactivity in the Walton County Chamber of Commerce.
  • Once a term ends or a resignation accepted, he/she will be replaced from a list of members who have expressed interest in becoming a member of the Chamber Ambassadors.
  • The Ambassador meetings shall be kept confidential.
  • An Ambassador does not have the authority to speak on the Chamber’s behalf regarding any issues.