FCC Gala

Hundreds of Fauquier Chamber of Commerce members and guests attended the organization's annual gala Nov. 5 to network, socialize and watch the award ceremony take place. 

The Fauquier Chamber of Commerce has welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors, bringing the board total to 14.

Here are the new members and their bios, according to a chamber news release:

Caitlin Adkins is the owner of Spaces Organized & Styled, a home and business organizing service based in Marshall, and has been an active member of the chamber since 2021. After leaving a career in the nonprofit sector in Washington, D.C., Adkins started Spaces Organized & Styled, providing her clients a simpler and more organized life. She holds a master’s degree in legal studies and is proficient in luxury event planning, according to the release. She also serves as vice president for the chamber’s Leadshare Program and is a member of the Young Professional’s Executive Team.

Priscilla Hottle is president of Hottle & Associates, a Warrenton business offering insurance services to businesses, organizations, families and individuals with products that range from homeowners’ insurance, auto insurance, life insurance and umbrella insurance to property insurance, worker's compensation, general liability insurance, group health insurance and various casualty and specialty insurance types of protection. Hottle & Associates has been a chamber member since 2008. Prior to 2008, Hottle served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Patterson/Smith Associates. In 2005, she served as president of the firm. During her time with Patterson/Smith Associates, she developed national industry insurance programs for industry groups and associations and was highlighted in Forbes magazine in 2003 for leading the company's disaster recovery team after Hurricane Isabel, according to the release. Hottle is the founder of the Women’s Business Council, which since 2010 has been hosting educational programs and events to assist women with their success. Hottle serves on chamber’s Finance Committee.

Benjamin Musser is a managing real estate broker for United Real Estate, which has been an active chamber member since 2020. A native to the area, Musser prides himself on providing only the best service to his clients, according to the release. Getting his start in the industry at only 17 years of age, Musser has been able to garner an expansive knowledge, providing essential peace of mind to his clients. He is an active member of Greater Piedmont Realtors as well as the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, Virginia Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. Additionally, Musser is a member of the Young Professional’s Executive Team.

Rebecca “Becca” Segal is CEO of Fauquier Health, which has been a member of the chamber since 1972. Segal is a Virginia native and a seasoned LifePoint leader, having previously served as CEO of Rutherford Regional Health Systems and COO at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. Her proven leadership and passion for ensuring quality care that's close to home is instrumental in leading Fauquier into its next chapter of Making Communities Healthier. This passion aligns perfectly with the needs of the Fauquier small business community which will certainly be best served by her appointment to the board, the release states.

“These newest board members bring significant business acumen to the Chamber of Commerce,” Ray Knott, chairman of the Fauquier Board of Directors, said in the release, “and their awareness of what’s needed for Fauquier to continue growing economically will bring value not only to our small business but the entire Fauquier community. Additionally, their individual skill sets will align perfectly with the balance of the board.”

Segal, Musser, Hottle and Adkins will join Knott, Immediate Past Chair Michelle Coe, Chair-Elect Dawn Arruda, Secretary Wes Shortridge, Treasurer Sarah Yakel, Vice Chair of Member Engagement Carmen Rivera, Vice Chair of EDLA Lorna Magill, Vice Chair of Councils Amelia Stansell, Angie Thomas with NOVEC and Doug Parsons, Fauquier County’s economic development director, on the board.

“2022 was a banner year for the Chamber of Commerce and I am excited about the elevated value we will continue to provide the business community but that can only be done with the right strategic leadership in place, and I know that is exactly what we have as we move into 2023,” Alec Burnett, president and CEO of the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce, said in the release.

 

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