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Tish Shade

Tish Shade, IOM

Tish is currently the President/CEO of the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce. She comes to us from a year in Texas and before that, 30 years in Colorado. She has worked in the Chamber industry for over 12 years and in Business Development for over 25. She and her husband Mark moved to Kentucky in March of 2021.

Tish grew up in Kansas in a small farming community, much like Kentucky only no humidity!

After high school she moved to Colorado where she studied Early Childhood Education at Arapahoe Community College and then Business Management at Colorado State University. She also has her Six Sigma Project Management Certification from Villanova University.

Tish is a member of the Rotary Club of Frankfort, The Frankfort Elks Lodge, the Frankfort Kiwanis and the Optimist Club. She is an Ex Officio board member for Downtown Frankfort Inc., Just Say Yes, Leadership Central Kentucky, a member of Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives and the Frankfort Bourbon Society.

Tish loves to go boating and be on the water, travel to new places, loves trying new foods and most of all loves spending time with her family and friends.

Suzy Hosley

Suzy Hosley, IOM

Suzy Hosley has worked at the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce since 2007 and currently holds the Director of Member Relations position.

She has a BA in Fine Arts from Kentucky State University and holds a certification in Organizational Management through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is a graduate of Leadership Frankfort and Leadership Central Kentucky. She was named Staff Member of the Year by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives in 2019.

Suzy serves on the Leadership Central Kentucky Board of Directors, the Downtown Frankfort Inc. Board of Directors and the Friends of Farmers Market Board of Directors and is a member of the Frankfort Kiwanis Club.  Suzy is a lifelong resident of Franklin County and a graduate of Franklin County High School. Suzy is married to Luke Hosley and they have a son, Quinn Hosley.

Joy Brooks

Joy Brooks

Joy Brooks has been Office Manager at the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce since 2017.

Joy holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science and an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, both from Washtenaw Community College in Ypsilanti, Michigan and is a graduate of Leadership Frankfort.

A Frankfort native, and graduate of Western Hills High School, Joy and her husband Patrick, are happy to be raising their 4 children here in Frankfort.

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