BOARD OF DIRECTORS CANDIDATES
FOR 2023-2025 TERM
I am Rachel Bane and work for my family-owned and operated business, Bane Staffing. I work in the Human Resources industry helping clients navigate the challenges of staffing. I love being an aunt to my 4 nephews and niece. I also enjoy coaching others, spending time outdoors in nature, and finding the best chocolate on the market! One of my missions is to ensure all children have access to books. My nonprofit, Sunshine Book Club, encourages kindness and empowers children to read by providing books at no cost. When I'm not working, you can find me serving through my nonprofit.
Helping others move forward is something I'm extremely passionate about. It brings me joy to give back to the community. I'm excited and grateful for this opportunity to assist the chamber and provide support to local businesses.
Harold “Glen” DeBolt
Co-Owner of Quest Gymnastics and Owner of Elite World Wide MotorSports
I was born in Dayton in 1974. I left to go into the Army right out of high school. I spent 8 years in the Army and then had a break in service for 4 years where I went into the Air Force Reserve. Straight from the Army I work at Crysler as a Inspection Supervisor. I was called back to active duty after September 11, 2001 where I served in Operation Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle. I spent 2 years back on active duty where I attended numerous leadership courses and was the alternate first sergeant. I will retire from the United States Air Force in September 2023. I attended Sinclair Community College and Wright State University for Business Organization Leadership. I have coached numerous local businesses with business restructuring needs and new entrepreneurship questions. I have been married for 12 years to my best friend, Erika and have 4 beautiful children.
I am very passionate about small business and entrepreneurship programs and hope to be a positive role model in the community.
Budget Analyst for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center
I am Jack Dickenson and married to Vanessa Dickenson. We have a son and daughter, Bailey and Rebecca, who are Beavercreek High School grads both of whom are attending Wright State University. Throughout my 25-year active-duty Air Force career I was lucky enough to be stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB 3 times and decided to stay here in this great area. I’m a native of Harlan, Kentucky and a graduate of Park and Webster University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Master of Arts degree in Procurement and Acquisition Management respectively. I enlisted in the Air Force in 1994 and served as a Firearms Instructor before cross training into the Financial Management Career Field in 1997. After my two Enlisted assignments, I was commissioned through the Air Force Officer Training School program in 2001. I have experience in numerous financial management positions culminating in being the Chief Financial Officer at two major Air Force installations. At Wright-Patterson I was a Major Command Budget Analyst & Executive Officer for the Financial Management Directorate at Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command. I was deployed overseas on 3 separate occasions 2 of which were in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Bagdad Iraq. I was also deployed to Kabul Afghanistan in support Operation Enduring Freedom as Chief of the NATO Afghan National Army Trust Fund Office. I have financial experience in federal funding, profit activities, not for profit activities and trust funds.
I’m very interested in serving the local community and helping where I can with Beavercreek business and economic development initiatives. Also, with my financial background and military service experience, I’d like to help not only all businesses but also specifically veteran owned businesses in the local area. Thank you for the opportunity and I’d love to serve on the Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce Board.
Beaver Creek Wetlands Association
Jacki grew up in New Jersey & came to Ohio to go to college at Antioch, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology & Management. She grew up working in her father & grandfather’s pharmacy from the time she was eight years old & through her breaks in college. Jacki has experience in both the for-profit & not-profit arenas.
In 1992, she went into business with her parents in the Poconos in Pennsylvania. They had a disposable health care goods company until 2000. At that time, they sold it & Jacki moved back to Ohio. She had begun working as the National Recruiting Manager for a company in the salon & spa industry. Jacki brought in clients like L’Oreal, Bliss Spas & Elizabeth Arden and helped to find employees for them.
In 2004, Jacki was hired by Antioch University as the Business Manager for WYSO. At the time, they were running a $275,000 deficit with a budget of $800,000. Her goal was to create a solid & sustainable foundation. Within a short time, she became the Director of Business Operations & Development. During her tenure, she was able to help WYSO turn a profit by cutting spending, increasing advertising sales to over $500,000, expanding the number of volunteers to 400 & creating successful fundraising events. This resulted in increasing the budget to just shy of $2 million.
During this time, Jacki earned her Master’s in Conflict Resolution through Antioch University Midwest. After WYSO, she created her own consulting business that worked with for & non-profit businesses to help them plan & achieve success through marketing, business planning & connecting businesses with the right professionals.
Prior to becoming the Executive Director for the Beaver Creek Wetlands Association, she was the Executive Director at the Therapeutic Riding Institute. She helped complete a capital campaign to raise the funds to buy a 23 + acre horse farm in Spring Valley, created an endowment, new fundraising events & expanded the services offered to students with a variety of disabilities.
Throughout my career, I have focused on curating a people first culture to provide the best atmosphere for success. Working in multiple different positions within the hotel industry has allowed for me to connect with my employees and provide a different perspective. Currently in my role as General Manager, I get to provide this leadership to my team to help provide a welcoming environment for all. One of my major goals is to get our hotel more involved in community. We currently participate in Habitat for Humanity and would like to branch out. Previously I have held positions with the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce and Bowling Green Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. In these positions, it was important to be a part of the local community and provide support. I was heavily involved in curating relationships with community members and potential future visitors to the city.
Beavercreek Chamber Board Member and Benefits Advisor for Aflac and Ethos Life
I have been a Beavercreek Chamber member for six years, and a member of the Board of Directors for four years. I’ve also been one of the most active Chamber Board members, in particular with Business Links, Ribbon Cuttings, annual events such as Bourbon & Blues, Taste of Greene County, the Golf Scramble, the July 4th Parade, and the Chamber’s new Business Grant program.
I’ve spent 30 years as a successful entrepreneur and advisor to business owners and executives. It’s been my pleasure to put my experience, capabilities and energy to use with the Beavercreek Chamber and the businesses and non-profit organizations in Beavercreek. I hope to continue to be of service.
Co-owner and chef of Casa Núñez LLC
I have lived in Beavercreek since 2014 and has completely embraced the pace of life here since retiring from both active duty Air Force and then the U.S. government (WPAFB), both of which offered me assignments and leadership experiences around the world for 46 years. I am now enjoying the warm aspects that our community offers, especially to our small businesses, and I want to support others pursing similar ambitions. I have served as a professional mentor through both of my government employments and into retirement, and more recently have volunteered with multiple Chamber of Commerce events; the Doors of Compassion; Ronald McDonalds House Charities; the Tecumseh Council Boy Scouts; Xenia Veterans of Foreign Wars; Rafi’s Amigos Golf Outing; The Miami Valley School; PEO Chapter DA; Beavercreek Women’s League Scholarship Luncheon; and Project Coqui (a fund-raising program to benefit the residents of his home island of Puerto Rico following Hurricanes Maria and Ian). I believe in the power of communities and especially those who are involved in their small businesses – to represent and support local entrepreneurs is a challenge and service that I look forward to.
Serving on the Chamber Board will give me the most effective way of repaying Beavercreek for its support to my business adventure and helping others to realize their professional goals. Thank you for your consideration... ¡Hay Motivó! (and if you don’t know what that means, you need to join us at one of Casa Núñez’ dinners!)