Staff

Our Staff Includes:

Amy Looten
Executive Director

Amy was hired as the Chamber’s Membership Director in 2001, after a 15-year career in public relations, and became the Executive Director in 2002. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Quincy College (now Quincy University) and is a graduate of the Institute of Organizational Management. She is a Quincy native and is married to Steve Looten. The couple has two adult sons.

Latonya Brock
Membership Manager

Latonya was hired as the Chamber’s Membership Manager in Feb 2016.  Latonya moved here from Indianapolis, IN.  Prior to Chamber work, she was in the financial industry for 22 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies from Indiana Wesleyan University.  She is married to Jebora Brock. Together the couple has one adult son, two adult daughters, a teenage son, and 6 grandchildren.

Alta King
Communications Specialist

Alta has been the communications specialist for the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce since April 2014. She publishes two weekly and three monthly e-newsletters, sells advertising, develops marketing plans for Chamber programs and events, photographs Chamber events, and more. Alta earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Eastern Illinois University and a certification in nonprofit management from John Wood Community College.

Melissa Hess
Member Services Coordinator

Melissa is the Chamber’s Member Services Coordinator and a Quincy native.  Before joining the Chamber crew she was a small business owner in Quincy for 12+ years. Melissa enjoys volunteering in the community and helped facilitate the first annual Super Kids Soapbox Derby Race for special needs kids via the Quincy Breakfast Optimists Club.  She enjoys watching her two sons play baseball and swim.