Dana Herr

    Executive Director

    Herr was previously employed with the Gainesville Chamber from 1993 until 2007 and worked as the Chamber Director 10 of those years prior to accepting a position with Madden Media, a national travel marketing firm based in Tucson, Arizona. She has worked the last year as the Marketing Coordinator for Martindale Feed Mill in Valley View. Herr has always been passionate about the Chamber’s Leadership Gainesville program and remained involved in the planning and organizing for the past 20 years.

    Herr and her husband Brad, live on a small farm in Gainesville. Her son, Dillon is a proud 2015 graduate of Gainesville High School.



     Karen Moran

    Membership & Events Coordinator

    Karen recently moved back to the area after living in Lubbock for 3 1/2 years. She and her husband, Shannon, are happy to be back in the area. She previously worked for the Office of the Attorney General in Lubbock and Dallas and has a passion for helping people. Karen is a North Central Texas College graduate and enjoys fishing and hunting with her husband on the family farm, watching movies and spending time with her family. Karen is very proud to be a part of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce.


    Jenny Richardson

     Director of First Impressions

    Jenny Richardson and her husband moved to Gainesville nearly fourteen years ago. After raising two daughters in Keller, TX, it was refreshing to move to a small town and become active in community events. She served six years on the Frank Buck Zoological Society Board. Eight years ago she was hired in a part time position, working at he front desk for both GEDC and the Chamber of Commerce. It is a job she truly enjoys as she welcomes newcomers and visitors to Gainesville.


    Eddie Shauf

     Director of First Impressions

    Eddie Shauf joined the Chamber staff in a part time position in September of 2014. She has previously worked in her husband's medical practice until his retirement. She teaches family history and is married to Dr. David Shauf.