Laurie Kerkering, President

Laurie Kerkering was appointed President of the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce in January 2016.  Her duties include Strategic Planning, Financial Planning and Oversight, Events and Programming, Board and Committee Support and Development and Membership Growth and Retention.

Prior to her appointment, Laurie was an active member of the ERCC as the Store Manager for Wendell August Forge and Sales Manager of Buca di Beppo in Exton.  Over the 6+ years of membership, she has served on the Ambassador Council as the Chair and the Non-Profit council.  In 2014, she was appointed to the Board of Directors where she became the Member at Large for the Executive Council in 2015.  Laurie has lived, worked, played and raised two children in the Exton Region for the last 12 years.  She is committed to helping the continued success of the businesses and non-profits in the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce and contributing to its growth.

Laurie is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University, B.S. Food Marketing, 1986 and started her career with the Kellogg Sales Company.   She chose to leave her career in 1996 to raise her children and volunteer in many of her children’s schools and activities. She currently serves on the Board of Directors with Exton chamber member Chester County Children’s, Inc.
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Deborah Beach, Assistant to the President

Deborah joined the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce in September 2015 to provide administrative support and sales experience, working alongside the President to coordinate strategy development and implementation. She interacts directly with existing and potential members and maintains the specialized chamber membership and prospect database. Deborah also assists with Events, including appointments, meetings, registrations and reservations.
She is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in business and her business development approach delivers sure-fire results. Prior to Deborah joining ERCC, she was a National Account Executive for VeriFirst Background Screening, LLC and a Territory Manager with The Boyds Collection, LTD.
Deborah has lived in the Exton area for the past 14 years and resides with her family. She brings her passion, dedication, positive energy and persistence in helping businesses and non-profit organizations grow to her role as Assistant to the President of the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce. Contact Deborah at: