Board of Directors
Stephen Smelley is the Founder and CEO of Goldfinch Consulting.
Stephen is a strategic, consultative insurance industry leader with a three-plus decade career focused on building and leading high-value, high-integrity brokerages within the independent insurance agency sector. He is a collector and promoter of great people. Stephen’s specific expertise lies in training, coaching, and developing independent distribution leadership and growing privately held businesses. He specializes in building collaborative, growth cultures in businesses as well as long-term perpetuation planning, exit strategies, and multi-generational transfers of ownership. Stephen is an Advisor for InCite Performance Group and consults with clients across the United States and Canada. He is a public speaker and thought leader in Risk and InsureTech.
Stephen is madly passionate about the value of local Chambers of Commerce and volunteers time and talent to support a thriving local business community. He is also a wine enthusiast and volunteer business and industry lobbyist.
Since 1992, Roy Kim has served as the General Managing Partner of Central Bethany Development Company, a commercial real estate development firm responsible for the development of the master planned community of Bethany Village, west of Portland in Washington County, Oregon. The community consists of grocery anchored shopping center, apartments, office buildings, condos and townhomes, an athletic center and a senior living community.
He is an active member in the community, serving on numerous boards and committees.
Kelsey Joined Madden Industrial Craftsmen fulltime in June of 2014. She works as the Corporate Operations Manager overseeing office procedures and recruiting for all Madden Industrial offices. In addition to her position at Madden Industrial Craftsmen, Kelsey manages and is part owner of Madden Marine Staffing. Kelsey graduated from Oregon State University and continues to be involved with Oregon State’s Austin Family Business Program. She is also active with the American Staffing Association’s Oregon Counsel and currently serves as the chair. She has a passion for the trades and bringing awareness to the career opportunities within the skilled trades. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys traveling and spending time with her family, friends and dog.
Ada Boje is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Trager Practitioner focusing on advanced bodywork. She has practiced massage therapy in Portland, Oregon since 1994. Ada studied at Oregon School of Massage in Portland, Oregon and have continued her studies in advanced massage course work throughout the country.
Ada offers a variety of integrative approaches to massage therapy at Health Touch Massage Center using a variety of modalities including Deep Tissue Massage, Somassage, myofascial release, The Trager Approach, and Muscle Energy Technique.
As a lifelong learner, Ada strives to learn all that will enhance the lives of those she touches. Each year she takes at least two to three classes in advanced bodywork.
Ada loves Dragon Boat racing, good books, and volunteering at the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce.
Ali Kavianian, CFP® practitioner and Vice President with Churchill Management Group. As a fiduciary, Ali works with individuals, endowments, foundations, business, and retirement plans across the northwest. His objective is to understand their circumstances and needs to create a customized multi-strategy investment approach to help manage their assets, while providing a comprehensive Financial Plan. He states, “\There is great sense of accomplishment and joy in cementing long lasting relationships based on a foundation of trust and dedication to provide a “client first” experience.”
Ali has served on the Beaverton Chamber board since 2014. He is am passionate in helping local businesses have a voice, connecting people to each other and resources, and coordinating efforts for the success of a greater Beaverton, and those who call this place home.
Amy is the founder and owner of Ava Roasteria. . She has been a member of the chamber since 2008 and on the board since 2012 and served as a chair for two years.
Dianne Danowski Smith APR, Fellow PRSA, has three decades’ experience in the implementation and management of public relations, public affairs, crisis communications, strategic marketing, corporate communications and reputation management, through her work at Publix Northwest, and for large/medium/small companies, firms and organizations. She has created award-winning results in advocacy, community programming, issues management, strategic counsel and tactical implementation.
She has serves on the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce board and has chaired the Business Advocacy Council for the past several years. She survived stage 3 colorectal cancer and founded Answer2Cancer, Inc. She resides in Beaverton, Oregon, with her husband Andrew, a commercial banker and credit analyst.
Georgie is proud to represent the third generation in her family’s local flooring and interiors business, Koeber’s Interiors. She takes great joy in helping people rediscover the love of their homes. Georgie is a Beaverton native, Southridge High School graduate, and later earned her degree at Eastern Oregon University in Business Management and Marketing. Her drive to serve the community is contagious. Georgie has a considerable history of volunteering for Beaverton and the surrounding areas. She has led donation drives for Home Plate Youth Services, Play Fit Fun, The Giving Bag Initiative, the Good Neighbor Center, and more. Supporting and connecting with other women in business is another passion of hers.
Georgie strives to increase member involvement with innovative ideas and events. She serves on our Leadership Beaverton board and chairs the Evolving Leaders committee. Aside from chamber work, she is a proud mother of two, wine lover, outdoorswoman, and retired college athlete.