• Meet the Staff (2)

  • Patrick Chapin
    President & 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 - Chamber of Commerce. 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 team in 2008 and became COO in 2013. In June 2015, Rachel earned the prestigious Institute for Organization Management (IOM) certification from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.




  • Brian Norris, IOM 
    Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives

    Brian is from Charlotte, NC and a 2002 graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with a Communication Studies degree. Brian has served on staff since 2007. He manages our implementation of strategic initiatives. In June 2016, Brian earned the prestigious Institute for Organization Management (IOM) certification from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Contact him with questions and partnerships regarding our initiatives.




  • Megan Oglesby
    Senior Director of Leadership & Events

    Megan is a High Point native with a Communications degree from Elon University, and later earned her MBA from High Point University. Megan joined our team in January 2017, after eight years in corporate sales. Megan is a 2016 Leadership High Point graduate. Contact her for questions regarding Leadership High Pointevents, and sponsorship opportunities. 



  • Iris Boswell
    Director of Membership

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



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

    Sarah is from Greensboro, NC and a two-time graduate of High Point University with a BA and MA in Strategic Communication. Sarah joined the team in June of 2015. In her role, she develops all communication pieces for our organization including our e-newsletters, social media, event marketing materials, the annual High Point Magazine and website. Contact 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 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, room reservations, and general inquiries about our Chamber and city. 



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