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Executive Staff

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Stephanie Ford

Executive Director

Stephanie brings with her over 10 years of professional experience in the Special Events field. Most recently she held the title as Special Events Manager at Easterseals Northeast Central Florida. Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts from the University of Florida. She is excited for her new role as Executive Director where she will expand the reach of the Chamber for the business community through Adocacy. Stephanie is excited to bring her experience and expertise to the businesses and community of Southeast Volusia. She loves being on the water and makes the most of living in New Smyrna Beach with her husband, stepson and fur baby.

Ashley Novak

Membership Coordinator

Ashley Novak is a highly experienced and skilled non-profit leader, with a proven track record of building meaningful relationships and connections in her community. Most recently, Ashley served as the Coalition Director of One Voice of Volusia, and has an extensive background in professional and volunteer experiences, including working with Girls on the Run International, PACE, Center for Girls, APD (Agency for People with Disabilities), and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. A team player with high standards of integrity, Ashley is dedicated to fostering meaningful relationships and connections within her community. With over 30 years of experience as a non-profit leader, she continues to be an enthusiastic and engaged community volunteer for several organizations within the Volusia County area. Ashley is a graduate of Elon University, where she met her husband, Michael. They have two adult daughters and love living in their coastal community. In her new role as Membership Director, Ashley looks forward to taking a proactive, inclusive, and multi-faceted approach to ensure businesses, citizens and greater communities are supported and celebrated every step of the way.

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