• Hanford Civic Auditorium
  • Chamber Staff &

    Board of Directors

  • Chamber Staff

    Amory Marple - CEO/Executive Director

    Amory Marple is a native of Hanford California and is passionate about serving her community.  She comes with over 20 years experience in exceptional customer service . Her background is in event planning, after obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art studying at the Art Institute of Atlanta.  In 2015  she began working with the County of Kings as their Office Supervisor for the Human Services Agency and enjoyed developing the professionalism of entry positions and office support staff. All the while she was highly involved with the well known Soroptimist organization and served on their board in capacity of Social Media Chair, Secretary, Vice President, President, Advisor, and Region capacity as Secretary.  Her greatest achievement during her presidency was developing the Dream It Be It Program that incorporates working with the younger female youth and discussing many relatable and difficult issues of today's time. Seven years later the program has grown and now partners with Earl F Johnson High School and Hanford West High School.

    Amory is a consistent leader with high ethical standards who encourages the voice of others while fostering personal development. She insures efficiency due to her experience assimilated with organized managerial strategies.  She is ambitious and excited to serve her community through the Chamber and is dedicated to our mission of encouraging and promoting balanced business for the benefit of our community.

    Experience and Recognition

    • Latino Inspire Award | Congressmen TJ Cox
    • International Recognition for Membership Accomplishments | Soroptimist International of the Americas
    • Guest Speaker Panel at International Soroptimist Convention for the Topic: Millennial Membership
    • Outstanding Club Award | Soroptimist Sierra Pacific Region | Regional Overall Outstanding Service
    • Membership Award | Soroptimist Sierra Pacific Region | Regional Highest Percentage of Club Growth
    • Holiday Touch Award | Holiday Retirement  |Outstanding  Customer Service with Event Coordination


    • Membership formatted organization including first-rate regrowth and retention strategies
    • Exceptional attention to office management skills with knowledge of employment law
    • Expertise and renowned credibility in customer service and member benefit solutions
    • Creative design aesthetic with multiple marketing applications and programs


    • B.A Fine Art | Art Institute of Atlanta Georgia
    • Continuing and Professional Education | UC Davis



  • Gisselle Tamayo - Administrative Assistant

    Gisselle Tamayo is our newest Administrative Assistant for the Chamber of Commerce, a young-driven asset to the Chamber who plans to contribute to the dynamic growth and tourism of Hanford, giving back to the city that raised her.

    A Central Valley native, she has attended and graduated both West Hills College Lemoore with an A.A. in Social Science and California State University, Fresno with a B.A. in Psychology. Her involvement in event organization in high school laid the foundation for her future interests in event promotion and successes in higher education. During her college career, she performed administrative duties as a Research Study Assistant and fostered client relations as a Teacher's Aide at a local non-profit institution. Upon graduating, she has achieved: President's List over several semesters, the title of Summa Cum Laude, and has become a lifetime member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.

    Building a professional background that spans from childcare, educational research and now a focus on event planning, Gisselle's affinity for combining both psychology and business will help propel her towards developing her credentials to meet the needs and goals of the Chamber and leave a lasting impact on the community and its local businesses.

    Experience and Recognition

    • Summa Cum Laude | California State University, Fresno
    • President's List | West Hills College Lemoore
    • Lifetime Member | Psi Chi


    • Professional customer service and clientele/business outreach
    • Proficient in administrative duties and event organization/promotion


    • B.A. Psychology | California State University, Fresno
    • A.A. Social Science | West Hills College Lemoore


  • Executive Board of Directors & Ex-Officio Representatives

  • Executive Officers

    President of the Board
     Debbie Williams, Valley Strong Credit Union

    Vice-President of the Board
    Randy Mauge, Oh So Clean Carwash
    Gabriela Rodriguez, Kings Partnership for Prevention

    Dolores Santos, Windgate Apartment Homes

  • Board of Directors

    Jay Rubalcava, People's Funeral Home

    John Umscheid, The Law Offices of John Umscheid

    Carole Farris, Hanford Soup Kitchen

    Cecilia Gonzales, CVM Tax & Notary Services 

    Linda Carter-Stephens, Linda Carter Insurance Services

  • Ex-Officio Members

    Michelle Brown, Main Street Hanford

    Jack Schwartz, Carnegie Museum of Kings County