Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce Staff
Bill Powell - Executive Director
Currently serving as the Executive Director/CEO of the Chamber, Bill is responsible for implementing programs that have taken the Chamber membership from 300 to over 1,200 members since 1995.
Responsibilities include: Overseeing a monthly newsletter sent to over 15,000 Hoover-area business leaders as a section of Hoover's Magazine, published by The Shelby County Reporter. Overseeing committees, including Economic Development Committee, Education Committee, Ambassador Committee, Scholarship Committee, the Chamber Golf Committee, and the Chamber's committee on the Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament, held each May at The Hoover Metropolitan Stadium (aka The Hoover Met).
Bill implemented the Board of Trustees membership program, adopted by the Board of Directors in 2007. This program has resulted in the addition of dozens of new members and tens of thousands of dollars in additional revenue for the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce, allowing the Chamber to expand services to the membership, the city, and the business community in countless areas.
Bill also is responsible for overseeing development of the annual Discover Hoover Magazine, a high-gloss, first class magazine used by the Chamber to showcase Hoover, particularly for newcomers to the area and for businesses considering locating in Hoover; Developing and implementing the Annual Hoover Chamber Golf Tournament, the largest fund raiser in the Hoover Chamber; Developing and implementing Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year Awards; Developing and implementing the Hoover City School System Employee of the Year programs; Developing and implementing the Hoover Chamber Scholarship program.
Bill holds a B.S. Degree in Marketing and a Masters Degree in Business Administration - MBA - both from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is married to Dr. Gail McGee Powell, professor emerita of both UAB's School of Business and School of Health Professions. They have two grown children, and five grandchildren.
Sylinda Daniel, Senior Account Executive
Sylinda Daniel took on the role of Senior Account Executive in March 2016. She brings with her over 16 years of experience in the social sciences and administration fields. She holds a B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Her main responsibilities will be the recruitment / retention of the Hoover Chamber members. She will be attending virtually all Hoover Chamber events, including Coffee & Contacts, Chamber Luncheons, Business after Hours, ribbon cutting events, and other events that are hosted by the Hoover Chamber. Sylinda will also take a big role in updating the format of the Chamber's e-blasts, using the latest software to track membership participation and assisting in the redesign of the website.
Andy Tatum, Account Executive
Andy Tatum has been an Account Executive for the past two years. He is responsible for the retention & recruitment of Hoover Chamber members. He attends all networking events sponsored by the Chamber.
Andy has been an active member of the Chamber for 20 years with 3 of those years serving on the Board of Directors. He has been in sales / management roles for over 30 years. Companies include Sears, co-owner of a locally owned payroll company, ADP, and the Hoover Area Chamber.
has a B.S. in Liberal Arts from the University of Memphis. In his spare time he
enjoys watching sports, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Lisa Dunbar, Administrative Assistant
Lisa is a Michigan native by way of Snellville, GA, where she received an Associate of Science Degree as a Paralegal. Recently relocating to beautiful Hoover, AL, she is the friendly voice on the phone when you call the Chamber Office. Her primary responsibilities include maintenance of phone and internet systems, website updates, organizing monthly luncheons, conference room scheduling, Secretary to Economic Development Committee.
Lisa has one daughter, Jennifer, son-in-law Christopher and two adorable grandchildren, Aiden and Madison residing in Michigan.