Ambassador Committee

Chairs Starla Laper

The Ambassador Committee is a group of men and women who represent the Growth Association as a public relations body. The main focus of this committee is to aid the Growth Association in maintaining our visibility in the community. The Ambassador committee provides this visibility by generously volunteering their time to attend our ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings, open houses, and member events. They volunteer to work at our special events. This committee also assists the Membership Committee in the recruitment and retention of the membership.

This committee meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday at 9:00 am.


Heather Garrigus | Heather’s Zen Den & Yoga Studio

Gary Hoggatt Jr. | 1st MidAmerica Credit Union

Bianca Jackson | City of Alton

Taylor Justice | Beverly Farm

Matt Kotzamanis | Liberty Bank

Starla Laper | CEFCU

Adrianna Lock | Reclaim Inc.

George McGilvrey | McGilvrey Fine Portraits

Lee McRaven | OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center

Lori Palmer | Village of East Alton

Abigail Parker | Nourished Revival

Olivia Klockenkemper | Alton Memorial Hospital

Amy Roady | CNB Bank & Trust

Erin Spain | Big Z Media

Nancy Jo Wilson | Fancy Nancy on Main

Stefanie Withers | RiverBend Growth Association