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    Staff

  • The Chamber staff is a team of experienced professionals who work diligently on behalf of our members.

    On a daily basis we answer questions from members, the community and visitors.

    The staff manages daily operations, on-going programs and events, provide business referrals and

    contributes strong leadership and support to the community.

  • Andrea Fulks - President/CEO Andrea Fulks - President/CEO

     

    Andrea is a hard-working business professional currently serving as the President/CEO for the Hayden Chamber of Commerce. Her professional career spans across years of experience in various business trades. For the first 25-years of her career, she worked in the banking industry in several positions such as; teller, loan officer, branch manager and a mortgage loan officer.  She has also had years of retail and customer service experience.

    She has served as President/Chair of the Women Making Business Alliances networking group and has been actively involved in the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce.  There she served on the Board of Directors, as the Ambassador Chair, the After Hours Events Chair and the Post Falls Business Fair Chair. She was also selected for the River City Leadership Academy where she was served as the president of the Class of 2019.

     Andrea has a heart of gold and it shows in her volunteer work. In 2007, Andrea was awarded the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of The Year Award. In 2019 Andrea was one of a team of women who volunteer to work auctions and they won the Spirit of Post Falls Award.

  • Deb Wheeler - Director of Operations Deb Wheeler - Director of Operations

    Deb was born and raised in eastern Washington and spent a lot of time on her grandparent’s farm near Coeur d’Alene. She attended college at EWU playing basketball for them and working on a Business Administration Degree.  Her time there included a semester at the Northwest Council of Colleges in Guadalajara, Mexico. Moving to Jackson Wyoming in the early 80’s she worked in the tourism industry at Barker-Ewing Whitewater River trips and the Jackson Hole Ski Resort.  
     
    Following these adventures, she went back to college for two years at the University of Wyoming studying Business Administration.  Deb worked for six years as a travel agent for the largest travel agency in Wyoming.  A friend talked her into taking a position at the Days Inn of Jackson Hole, as the Controller and eventually she ended up as the General Manager.
     
    After getting married and having a son, they moved to northern Idaho where she worked as the Administrative Manager for Classical Christian Academy for eight years. In February of 2011 Deb was hired by the Post Falls Chamber where she served as the Director of Operations and the Idaho Tourism Grant Administrator for more than ten years. 
     
    Deb is a graduate of the River City Leadership Class of 2015 and she won the 2015 Post Falls Chamber President's Award for outstanding service and dedication to the Chamber.  As part of the Chamber staff she won the Chairman's Award in 2017 in recognition of outstanding efforts in furthering the Community's Economic Development. She is part of a group of ladies that volunteer their time to Non-Profit Auctions, this group won the 2019 Spirit of Post Falls Award for their many hours of volunteer service.
     
    After working for another local chamber for more than 10 years, she started at the Hayden Chamber in August of 2021.