Gary Purnhagen, Membership Director

Gary was born and raised in New York City and has been a resident of Hudson since 2014. He started his business career in technology, which led to management positions in Sales, Marketing, and Business Development.  Gary and his wife, Elizabeth Moore, were attracted...
Amy M. Kneller, Office Manager

Amy M. Kneller, Office Manager

Amy Kneller joined the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce in April 2004. Amy graduated from Chatham Central School in 1987 and Siena College in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing/Management. A lifelong Columbia County resident, Amy’s responsibilities...
Debbye Byrum, Membership Director

Debbye Byrum, Membership Director

As Membership Director, Debbye is responsible for the recruitment and retention of Chamber members, as well as managing benefit programs. She also arranges special promotions and ribbon cuttings for new businesses and organizations. Having extensive experience in both...
Bill Gerlach, President & CEO

Bill Gerlach, President & CEO

Bill was born in Wilkes Barre Pa.  and raised in Claverack NY. He has Business Degrees from SUNY Cobleskill and Marist College. He started his career in sales with the former KD Office Work Inc. He had several roles with KD eventually becoming an equity partner. When...