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Lisa Thomas

Lisa Thomas
Executive Director
Phone: (502) 348-9545
Email: chamber@bardstownchamber.com

Lisa Thomas is the Executive Director of the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce. Born and raised as a Kentucky girl, I grew up in Owensboro, KY. After completing my degree from Spalding University in 2000, I married my husband of 22 years. I was a military spouse for 18 years and moved around until we retired in Nelson County in 2016. My Chamber directorship started as an interim position in March of 2020 and became official in August 2020, but my chamber career started in 2014 at the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce. I have over 20 years experience in the non-profit sector mostly in Louisville and Barstow, California. Some fun facts are that I love history and my community and would prefer to work on the couch in my office rather than a desk!

Hannah Viens

Hannah Viens
Operations & Finance Coordinator
Phone: (502) 348-9545
Email: chamber@bardstownchamber.com

Hannah Viens is the dedicated Operations & Finance Coordinator at the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce, bringing over five years of invaluable experience to her role. With a passion for cultivating young leaders, she actively mentors and guides them within the organization. Responsible for overseeing operations and finance, Hannah ensures the smooth functioning of essential chamber activities. Additionally, she spearheads the chamber's golf initiatives, leveraging her organizational skills and attention to detail to orchestrate successful events. A proud alumna of Western Kentucky University (WKU), Hannah holds a Bachelor's degree from WKU and furthered her education by earning a MBA from the same institution. With her blend of academic excellence and practical expertise, she plays a pivotal role in advancing the Chamber's mission and supporting the local business community.

Elliott Newland

Elliott Newland
Membership & Programs Coordinator
Phone: (502) 348-9545
Email: chamber@bardstownchamber.com

Elliott is originally from Louisville, but has called Bardstown home for 10 years. He attended Jefferson Community College and studied Sociology. Elliott has been involved in the Chamber for over a year and enjoys serving his community. He currently serves on our Young Professionals committee. Elliott is happily married and has a cat named Kiki Ka’bor. He enjoys meeting new people, hosting dinner parties, and spending quality time with friends and family. If you see him around town don’t hesitate to say hi and introduce yourself.

TaNia Calbert (1)

TaNia Calbert 
Publications Coordinator
Phone: (502) 348-9545

TaNia Calbert, the Publication Coordinator for the Chamber. Balancing the role of being a part-time employee with the demands of being a full-time college student at the University of Louisville, I'm pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Finance.