• Meet the Staff

  • Patrick Chapin
    Chief Executive Officer

    Patrick is from Orlando, FL. He has a Criminology degree from FSU and a Certificate of Non-Profit Leadership from Rollins College. Patrick is the first CEO of Business High Point, Inc. Patrick came to High Point in June 2016, after leading the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce for over 7 years in Winter Park, Florida. 



  • Rachel Moss Gauldin, IOM
    Chief Operating Officer

    Rachel was born in West Jefferson, NC, graduated from UNCG in 2005 with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Political Science. Rachel joined the High Point Chamber in 2008 and became the Chamber’s COO in 2013. In July 2015, Rachel earned the prestigious Institute for Organization Management (IOM) certification from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


  • Brian Norris 
    Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives

    Brian is from Charlotte, NC and is a 2002 graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with a Communication Studies degree. Brian has served the High Point Chamber since 2007. He manages the Chamber’s implementation of workforce development, education, and government advocacy initiatives. Contact him with questions and partnerships regarding those initiatives.



  • Megan Oglesby
    Senior Director of Leadership & Events

    Megan is a High Point native and a 2016 graduate of Leadership High Point. Megan is responsible for Leadership High Point, all major events and their sponsorship. She has a Communications degree from Elon and an MBA from High Point University. Megan joined our team in January 2017, after working 6 years at Old Dominion Freight Line. Contact her for questions regarding Leadership High Point, Annual Events, and sponsorship opportunities. 


  • Iris Boswell
    Director of New Membership & Programs

    Iris is from Augusta, GA and moved to NC in 1992. Iris joined the High Point Chamber staff in October 2013 after 22 years in membership. In her position, Iris manages all aspects of membership and also plans many of our events such as Business After Hours, Annual Meeting, Conversation Cafe and BizLinks. Contact her for questions regarding potential, current, or increased High Point Chamber membershipupcoming events, or Business Services.


  • Sarah Tate, M.A.
    Director of Marketing & Communications

    Sarah is from Greensboro, North Carolina and a two-time graduate of High Point University with a BA and MA in Strategic Communication. Sarah joined the High Point Chamber team in 2015. In her role, she develops all communication pieces for our Chamber including our publications, e-newsletters, and websiteContact her with questions regarding marketing opportunities for your business and community partnerships.


  • Jewel Welborn
    Director of Information

    Jewel is from Thomasville, NC and a graduate of High Point University with a degree in Business Administration & Economics. Jewel has been a part of the High Point Chamber staff since March 2007. When you call or enter our building, Jewel will greet you with a smile and an ability to answer any question you may have. Contact her with questions about event times/dates/locations, payment options and general inquiries about our Chamber and city. 



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