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The Harris County Chamber of Commerce is here to be a resource for your business offering various programs, events, and so much more to help make your organization the best it can possibly be! Below you can meet our hard-working chamber team who is motivated every day to provide maximum value to our members. Reach our to our skilled team today to find out how we can help you.
President & CEO
Formerly President and CEO of Vance Smith Construction Company, Vance Smith, Jr owns and operates Vance Smith Contracting & Consulting, LLC, which provides business development services for construction and engineering companies.Vance served as a Harris County Commissioner from 1987-1990 and was Chairman for the last two years.Elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1992, he served 17 years and was Chairman of the House Transportation Committee for five. From 2009-2011, Vance was the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation.Re-elected to the Georgia House in 2018, Vance serves as Vice Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee and Vice Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.He has been married to Michele, a former teacher in Harris County, for 49 years. They have 3 children and 7 grandsons.
Conner was born in the area and recently graduated from the amazing school system here in Harris County. He is also a full-time college student at Columbus State University in addition to his role at the Chamber. Conner lives in Midland with his family
Tourism and Event Manager
Gloria has a degree in Human Services from Mercer University. She has enjoyed working with people and families for over 30 years and loves coordinating events and meeting goals. Gloria moved to Harris County 4 years ago because of the warm people and all the activities in Harris. County. She enjoys outdoor activities which include hiking and biking. Gloria's goal as tourism and events manager is to improve the experience that tourists and residents alike have while visiting or being a part of Harris County.
Katie is a senior at Harris County High School. She plans to go to college, but she's still searching for the right one. Katie's passion is in computer science and she plans to study something in that field after graduation.