Chamber Staff

Our Staff Includes:

Latonya Brock
Executive Director

Latonya was hired as the Executive Director of the Chamber in September 2017.  She was originally hired as the Chamber’s Membership Manager in February 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 seven grandchildren.

Melissa Hess
Member Services Coordinator

Melissa joined the Chamber in November 2016 as the Member Services Coordinator.  She is also an instructor at John Wood Community College within the College for Life program teaching entrepreneurship and computers/technology.  Melissa leads the YP (Young Professionals) and the Women’s Networking Group, plans the annual Dogwood Parade, and designs the annual Chamber Guide.  Before joining the Chamber, Melissa was a small business owner in Quincy for 12+ years. She enjoys volunteering in the community, specifically with Junior Achievement and the local Quincy Area Autism Support Group.  Melissa sits on the Friends of the Castle (Villa Kathrine) Board of Directors and is a member of the Tri-State Area Fundraising Professionals.  She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in business management.

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 in Charleston and a certification in nonprofit management from John Wood Community College.

Laura Rheinecker
Membership Manager

Laura was hired as the Membership Manager in November 2017.  Laura was born and raised in Quincy.  She graduated from Quincy Notre Dame and has a bachelors’ Degree in art from Illinois College in Jacksonville.  Prior to working at the Chamber, she has worked in HR and Marketing. In her free time, she enjoys photography and spending time with her family. Laura has been married to Joe since 2010 and they have two beautiful boys, Jackson and Jordan.