The Chapin Chamber of Commerce Staff
Meet the President
My name is Paul Sadler and I’m the President and CEO of the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce. I am thrilled to be a part of this growing community. We are blessed to live and work in an area with such great business owners, leaders, educators, and citizens who share in the success of our community. Together we can do more and make our community stronger.
I have lived in the Chapin community for 3 years and prior to that I lived in Irmo; just down the road. I have a lovely wife (Amanda) of 17 years, 2 children (Addison and Ethan) who attend Chapin schools, and 3 pups. We are an active family who love to take spontaneous trips to the beach or mountains. It’s great living in a community where both of those areas of our state are easily accessible.
Prior to my arrival at the Chamber, I worked with the YMCA of Columbia and served as the Executive Director for the Lexington Family YMCA and the Ballentine Family YMCA. During my time at the Y, I was an active partner of the Chapin Chamber. It was during that time that I fell in love with this community.
I am looking forward to serving you in my role and meeting all the wonderful people of Chapin. My door is always open and I welcome you to stop by the chamber house anytime.
Partner Service Coordinator
My name is Gail Dorroh and I am the Partner Service Coordinator and Administrative Assistant to the President and CEO of the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce. I was born in Tampa Florida but spent many summers at my Aunts house on Lake Murray in Hilton. One of my earliest and most fond memories is enjoying a scoop of Butter Pecan ice cream at the Chapin Pharmacy on Clark St. My family finally moved to South Carolina when I was 13 years old and settled in the big city of Pomaria.
I now live in Newberry with my husband Sammy. We have three wonderful children and two of the sweetest Granddaughters anyone could ask for. Before becoming a staff partner, I was a Chapin Chamber Ambassador for three years so I was absolutely thrilled when I was offered this position. Working at the Chamber House feels like home to me and I am so excited to represent Chapin, the community and the fine folks who make this such a great place. Please feel free to reach out to me or stop in and say ‘”hello.”
Director of Partner Engagement
Hello, my name is Tracey Wilkes and I am the new Administrative Assistant to the President/CEO and Director of Partner Engagement of the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce. I was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina near Forest Acres. I grew up enjoying city life in Richland County and lake life in Lexington County with my family as a young tot through my teenage years. My fondest memories as a child were going fishing with my Dad and listening to his Big Fish stories as he animated them for us. We spent our summer weekends at Snelgrove’s Landing and at the Lake Murray Dam. After graduation, I moved to Fairfield County with my family, fell in love with the countryside, started a family, who loves the outdoors and then I pursued a career in environmental management. While living in Fairfield County, we enjoyed swimming, fishing and camping at Lake Murray’s-Billy Dreher Island State park in Newberry County, Lake Wateree and Lake Monticello in Fairfield county. During my career, when my children were teens, we relocated to Lexington on Lake Murray. I have 2 amazing children, a Son (daughter in law) and a Daughter who are great parents to my four fun-loving grandchildren, 3 granddaughters and 1 grandson, who all call me Nona.
The Chapin Chamber house feels like home and the staff like family. I look forward to serving and representing the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce with enthusiasm.
Please feel free to reach out to me or stop in and say ‘”hello.”