Lois Light
Executive Director

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Lois M. Light is a 20 year Human Resource Professional with 15 years of tenure in the auto and manufacturing industry. Previous employers include: BF Goodrich, Michelin North America, Fort Wayne Metals, Tower International, and most recently RM Auctions. In addition to general hun resources, her employment background includes Training, Sales/Marketing, Recruitment, and Events Management. Lois obtained a Bachelors of Science in Business Management, with a minor in Communications, from Indiana Wesleyan University.

She enjoys being a professional Officiant and has married nearly 200 couples over the past four years. Lois also teaches chalk painting classes at her home shop where she upcycles vintage furniture and housewares. Her home also serves as an Airbnb and small event venue in downtown Auburn.

Lois has worked and lived in Auburn for almost 2 years and her eldest daughter and her family are new residents of Garrett, IN. She and her family are invested in DeKalb County's economic and cultural success - both professionally and personally. Lois looks forward to continuing the efforts, progress, and momentum established by her predecessor, Teresa Harmeyer, as the new Executive Director of the DeKalb Chamber Partnership.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Terry Rayle
Associate Executive Director

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Terry is happily married and has lived in Auburn for the last 27 years. "My family has been truly blessed by the kindness and acceptance of so many in this county," he says. He feels fortunate to have served at his church, on several community boards and in multiple government positions.

Terry retired from the YMCA of DeKalb County as the CEO at the end of 2007 having worked for several YMCA's over his 36 year career.  Terry was the Administrative Assistant and Interim Director of the Chamber and has taken on the role of Executive Director as of November 2015.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

   

Sandi Deardorf
Office Manager

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Sandi Deardorf was born and has lived most of her life in DeKalb County and a graduate of DeKalb High School. She has been married to Greg for 25 years and is the mother of two sons and has four grandchildren.

She has always worked in the local community. She worked as Court Reporter for 24 years in the DeKalb Circuit and Superior Courts. Prior to that, she worked in both advertising and circulation for the Auburn Evening Star newspaper. She also was the Welcome Wagon Hostess for DeKalb County in 1985-87.

Sandi currently is also employed in her own business, Sandi's Office Solutions, LLC as a Virtual Office Assistant assisting local business and nonprofit organizations. When her schedule allows, she also does court reporting for Holm Court Reporting & Video in Fort Wayne recording witness depositions.

Always believing in giving back, Sandi is currently the Board Secretary for SonShine Ministries (Shelter Ministries) and the Board Vice President for Paul's Place: Support For Families. She also has been active throughout the years in many roles at her church.

 

 

George Davis
Office Volunteer


George Davis is DeKalb Chamber Partnership’s new volunteer. He has lived in DeKalb County all his life and has been a resident of Auburn for 43 years. He served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War and received an Honorable Discharge in 1975. George is a graduate of Garrett High School and received a degree in Marketing from Indiana University. He and his wife Becky have been happily married for 42 years and have raised one son and two daughters in this community. George shared with us, “I truly believe that Auburn has been and is still an excellent community for raising children and I am especially glad to have had our three children graduate from DeKalb Central High School.”

After serving as Vice President of Charleston Metal Products, and working with the company for 41 years, George recently retired. His current plans are to help the DeKalb Chamber Partnership whenever possible, as well as do some traveling around the country and overseas. George is generously giving his time and talent to help us with many various tasks. George has proven to be a true asset to us since coming on-board. His hope is that his contributions to the Partnership will be beneficial not only to the organization, but to the community at large.