meet our team
President / CEO
Director, Member Services
Ambassadors provide an essential service to the Chamber membership and team.
The Chamber Ambassadors are highly visible, prestigious volunteers who serve as the Chamber’s primary liaison to the new Chamber members. Considered the goodwill arm of the Chamber, the Ambassador committee plays an essential role in member communication and retention, and each Ambassador is charged with conveying member needs, questions and concerns to Chamber staff, keeping our Chamber in line with our members’ desires. Upon their appointment, each Ambassador makes a commitment to build lasting relationships with the Chamber membership, particularly new members, in order to build a loyal, committed membership base that will continue to support, participate in and invest in the Chamber.
Ambassadors actively promote membership in the Chamber, facilitate networking among members and encourage meaningful participation and involvement in Chamber programs in order to enhance the membership benefits received by each member, strengthen member commitment and increase long-term member retention.
Mary Jane Boyle
Gateway Mortgage Group
Accompanist/Sea Island Rotary
Hospice Care of the Lowcountry
Kinghorn Insurance Agency of Beaufort
Zarah Goodyear is a Beaufort native and joined the Beaufort Regional Chamber Ambassador program in 2018. She works for Kinghorn Insurance of Beaufort as a Personal Lines and Life & Health Insurance Producer. As a native she enjoys going to the beach, fishing and paddle boarding. She is also very passionate about her community and enjoys giving back to it. As a businesswoman she appreciates the opportunity the Ambassador program gives her to network in the community and support the other local businesses in celebrating their achievements.
Kinghorn Insurance Agency of Beaufort
CPM Federal Credit Union
Chavis Lesane is the Branch Manager for CPM Federal Credit Union’s Port Royal location. A native of Sumter, SC, Chavis moved to Beaufort in 2020 and quickly became involved with The Beaufort Chamber. A strong supporter of his local Chamber, Chavis feels that it is his obligation to be involved in his Community and being involved with his local Chamber is the perfect way to do that.
Beaufort Convention & Visitors Bureau
Maggie Mitchell is a Client Ambassador for Somerset Advisory in downtown Beaufort, SC. She’s also born and raised on the sea islands of Beaufort, South Carolina. She’s passionate about financial planning, serving clients and helping them achieve their dreams as individuals and for their families and communities. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and making memories with her three daughters.
Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity
Beaufort Digital Corridor
Military Hearts Matter
Holly Vega is a connector and a supporter; striving daily to connect military families to resources while supporting military spouses to collaborate in the pursuit of their dreams. She is a heart health advocate and believes that education is the key to personal and professional growth. She is a Marine Corps spouse and has been married to her Marine for 21 years. Holly is a proud mother of three kids, two parrots, four chickens, one rooster, one dog, a slew of fishes and a pear tree. When she is not tending to her small farm “ Sweet Tea Island you will find her volunteering or planning an event. In 2020, Holly Vega officially co-founded the non-profit Military Hearts Matter (“MHM”). Together with a board, volunteers, and ambassadors of military spouses and veterans the organization is paving the way to fully support our military heart community.
Weichert Realtors - Coastal Properties
C.T. Lowndes Insurance
Palmetto State Bank