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  • Chamber Welcomes Two New Board Members!


    Ruckersville, Virginia-July 31, 2019

    The Greene County Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that two new directors have been named to the board, effective July 1, 2019.  Stacy Griffith, Chamber President, states, “The addition of Zack Collier and Marianne Shephard to the board will bring a wealth of business knowledge to the Chamber of Commerce so that we can continue to meet the needs of our business community, now and in the future.”


    Just a few of their accomplishments are listed below:

    Zachary A. Collier, Ph.D., is president of Collier Research Systems, a consultancy providing decision making and analytics services. With over 10 years of consulting experience specializing in modeling complex decision problems, he has worked across multiple industries and on a number of topics, including logistics management, technology development, strategic planning, supply chain management, and risk analysis. Zachary’s experience includes the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, where he was a member of the Risk and Decision Science Team. He earned his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from University of Virginia, a Master of Engineering Management from Duke University, and a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Business School at James Madison University, and is a Fellow of the Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems at University of Virginia. He is an active member of the Society for Risk Analysis, where he is president-elect of the Decision Analysis and Risk Specialty Group, and has contributed as a subject matter expert to the development of industry standards through SAE International. He is Managing Editor of the Springer journal Environment Systems & Decisions, and has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers on topics related to decision modeling, risk analysis, and resilience.


    Marianne Shepard, with Edward Jones Investments, has lived and worked in Greene County for 15 years.  Marianne is passionate about serving the individual investor, utilizing an established process to build personalized strategies to achieve her client’s goals.  There is nothing more important to Marianne than understanding what’s important to her clients.  In addition, she believes in partnering with her clients throughout their lives to keep them on track towards their goals.


    About the Chamber – The Greene County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to advancing the economic vitality and quality of life in the Greene County area so that the entire community shall prosper.  All businesses in Greene County and surrounding counties are welcome to join.  Just a few of the benefits include:


    • Enhanced visibility and profile for businesses
    • Networking and exchanging best practices with other business owners
    • Being an integral part of the community and its current and future success


    For additional information about the Chamber or to join, please visit or email  If you are already not doing so, we invite the community and all businesses to follow the Chamber on facebook and twitter.