Ambassadors 22-23

Ambassador Program The Greater Fayetteville Chamber Ambassador program consists of enthusiastic Chamber volunteers who are the official “public relations” arm and welcoming committee of the Greater Fayetteville Chamber. Ambassadors ensure that our member’s needs, questions and concerns are heard and addressed by the Chamber. The Ambassador program is also designed to involve and educate new and existing members. Our Ambassadors play a vital role in member retention, recruitment and communication and in doing so they grow professionally and personally by building business relationships within the community. Being an Ambassador provides extended business contacts through active association with other volunteers and members, professional and community recognition, enhanced credibility among peers as well as expanded communication and marketing skills. If you want to be considered for the Ambassador program, contact the Membership Dept at 910-483-8133.
LaVern OxenDine
Staff Support for the Ambassadors
Teddy Warner
Chair of Ambassador Committee
Lynnie Guzman
Holmes Security Systems
Marketing Director
Jonathan Proffitt
Edward Jones - Jonathan Proffitt
Financial Advisor

I started my second career as an Edward Jones financial advisor in 2016 after

serving a decade of active duty as a soldier in the U.S. Army. I continue to serve to

our nation as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve.

I attended Campbell University and earned a bachelor's degree in business

administration and a graduate degree in trust and wealth management. I also

graduated from the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School and U.S. Army Airborne

School, and served as an Infantryman across the country and globe.

I am a single father with three young men: Tristan, Nathaniel (Nano), and

Matthew. My sons helped inspire me to take this career path, which allows me to

help individuals grow and learn to prepare for all the challenges life has to offer

while working to achieve their individual goals.

Joseph Dowless
CLC Financial Services
CLC Financial Services Group 

I am an independent broker serving Fayetteville and surrounding areas. I help people find the best version of the insurance that they are looking for to meet their personal needs. Every business and every individual is unique in what can best serve them and I help them find the company that will provide the best service to meet those needs.

I help people with Medicare, health insurance, ACA, life insurance, disability insurance, vision, dental, investments, and I help businesses set up a robust portfolio of employee benefits. 

I have every major carrier that sells health insurance and Medicare in the state of NC at my fingertips including, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Aetna, Wellcare, SilverScripts, Trustmark, etc.
Kelly Brooks
Cadillac Of Fayetteville
Public Relations Manager
I am the Public Relations Manager at Cadillac Of Fayetteville. I've been with the company for two years where I started out as the Business Development Manager, I quickly found out that my place was in within the organization and have learned a lot from the various roles I've had. 
Steven Grimes
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company
Agency Development Manager
I provide comprehensive employee benefit solutions to local, state, and nationwide businesses. After specializing in existing public sector legacy accounts for over 7 years, I have shifted my focus towards developing new accounts and new talent through direct and broker channels in the Fayetteville and surrounding area. These types of benefits are available at no direct cost to the employer and typically reduce payroll taxes for the business.

I live in Fayetteville with my wife, Merritt, and two children, Sophia and Brett.