• 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 18 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, and Advisor.  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. Five years later the program  has grown and now partners with Earl F Johnson 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

    • 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



  • Jacob Sanchez - Executive Assistant

    Jacob Sanchez is a native of Hanford California and is passionate about serving the community. Graduating with the Hanford High Class of 2016, he comes with over 7 years experience in customer service. His background is in local/state government and law, finishing up his Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice.  In 2016, he moved to Sacramento to attend College and interned at the State Capitol with the CA State Assembly. In 2017, he moved back to Hanford and shortly after was appointed to Hanford Planning Commission as the youngest person to serve in local government in Kings County. In addition, he serves on the KCAO Board of Directors, the Kings County Homelessness Collaborative, is a member of the Hanford Sunset Rotary Club, and is now the Chair of Hanford Planning Commission. He has also participated in youth initiatives, such as Inspire California, to motivate youth in Hanford to follow their dreams and accomplish their goals.

    Jacob is an ambitious individual with a passion to serve and better the community we all call home. He is committed to the Chamber's mission of encouraging and promoting balanced businesses for the benefit of our community and is eager to see what we can all accomplish as a whole.

    Experience and Recognition

    • California State Assembly Resolution | Commending for Community Service 
    • Co-Rookie of the Year | Hanford Sunset Rotary Club


    • Great understanding of local government and how City departments function
    • Knowledge of how Nonprofits are meant to function and the laws governing them
    • Interpersonal communication skills to help build community relations  


    • Continuing Education | Fresno Pacific University 


  • Executive Board of Directors & Ex-Officio Representatives

  • Executive Officers

    President of the Board
    John Umscheid, Law Offices of John Umscheid

    Vice-President of the Board
     Jay Rubalcava, Peoples Funeral Chapel

    Kristine Lee, County of Kings

    Carole Farris, Salvation Army

  • Board of Directors

    Ashlyn See, The Ivy Boutique

    Bobby Peters, Hanford Joint Union High School District

    Cecilia Gonzales, CVM Tax & Notary Services 

    Amy McMahon, Central Valley Regional Center

    Gabriela Rodriguez, Champions Recovery Alternative Programs Inc.

    Dolores Santos, Windgate Apartment Homes

  • Ex-Officio Members

    Michelle Brown, Main Street Hanford

    Jack Schwartz, Carnegie Museum of Kings County