• Chamber Staff

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  • Shawna Gilroy, President & CEO
  • Bio Bio

    Shawna Gilroy was born and raised in Northern California. After moving to Vallejo in 2014, she wasted no time in becoming immersed in the community. With 15 years of advertising and marketing experience, Shawna uses her knowledge to promote and support the community of Vallejo, its businesses, and community organizations. She is a member of Vallejo Rotary, and was President for the 2018-2019 Rotary year. Shawna was also awarded the President’s Award for Outstanding Leadership in 2015-2016. She has served on the committee for Vallejo Waterfront Weekend since 2014. She is also an Alumni of Leadership Vallejo, graduating with the Year 8 Class in 2015, and continues to contribute to their many activities. She was an Ambassador for the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce, formally serving as Chief Ambassador in 2016, and was awarded the Ambassador of the Year recognition.   She continued to serve as Chief Ambassador for the 2017 year while also being a board member in the Membership Chair position. She then moved on to becoming Board Chair for both the 2020 & 2021 years.

    In addition to all this, Shawna is the Chair of the Board for Griffin Technology Academies. GTA is the parent of the four free public charter schools located in Vallejo; MIT High School, MIT Academy Middle School, Griffin Middle School & Griffin High School. She is the former Advertising Sales & Community Engagement Manager for the Times-Herald where she worked with the community for almost nine years.

    Shawna lives in Vallejo with her son and is proud to call this city home. She strongly believes in supporting her community through activism, volunteerism, and perseverance. She is looking forward to continuing to work and grow with Vallejo and the Chamber.

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  • Kim Carter, Finance,
    Office Manager

  • Bio Bio

    Kim handles the monthly finances, membership invoicing, accounts receivables, accounts payables and special events.

    Kim was born in Vallejo but raised in Woodland, CA. and moved back to Vallejo at 19 to be closer to her sister, Gail Lyon. She has been married to Chip Carter, owner North Bay Cabinets & Countertops since 1990. She has two adult children, Joshua (Megan) and Gillian (Charleto) and 7 grandchildren. Kim was an active member of the Vallejo Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) a community service organization holding several offices until she aged out. Kim has been and still is working with North Bay Cabinets doing bookkeeping. Before working with her husband she worked for Valley Construction as office manager/bookkeeper for 13 years. Favorite place to be is at their cabin in the mountains. Favorite thing to do, spend time with grandchildren. Kim, Chip and their Yorkie Jazzy live here in Vallejo.