Chamber Ambassadors

Become an Ambassador

Our Ambassador program is a great way to engage with local Sedalia companies and the business district.  Ambassadors are a committee of volunteers who enable public relations and increase visibility between the Chamber, its members and the community.  Our Ambassadors assist with chamber events such as ribbon cuttings, fundraisers, business after hours, and monthly chamber business connection breakfasts. Please contact the Sedalia Chamber for more information at 660-826-2222.

Ambassador Application



Clint Schweitzer, Claire Yeager, Debbie Gant, Julie White, Chanisty Lambert, Sierra Miller, and Lora Hilburn outside of the Katy Depot Visitor Center. 
Casual networking is a  great way to make new connections, get to know others better and share common interests.

What are the advantages of serving as an Ambassador?

  • Networking opportunities to establish and maintain valuable business contacts
  • Recognition as an engaged community leader, individually and for the business/organization you represent
  • Recognition at events and in Chamber publications
  • Ambassador of the Year recognition opportunity
  • Affords an Ambassador a way to make contributions to the Sedalia area and to your chamber


Who Are the Chamber Ambassadors?


The next Sedalia Chamber Ambassadors meeting will be Wednesday, July 21st at 12:00 p.m.
at Pure Life Cuisine.

Julie White – President
The Sedalia Democrat

Chanisty Lambert – Vice President
Center for Human Services

Melissa Marksberry
Bothwell Regional Health Center

Debbie Gant
Retired Private Citizen

Corey Bond
Preuitt Insurance

Claire Yeager
Central Bank of Sedalia

Chloe Andresen
Art and Graphic Innovations

Clint Schweitzer
Preferred Properties

Eddie Crouch
Retired Private Citizen

Lora Hilburn – Secretary
World Finance


Sedalia Young Professionals will host its next monthly meal at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 6th
at El Tapatio. 


Sedalia Young Professionals will host its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 6th
at Fazoli’s Restaurant.

Affiliate Organizations

Sedalia Young Professionals

The Sedalia Young Professionals is a group to bring young career-minded people together to promote community service, social engagement and professional development in the Sedalia area.

SYP provides a forum for young, like-minded professionals in the Sedalia area for networking, civic engagement and community service. Our greater goal is to empower young leaders and have a positive impact on the place we call home. We will:

  • Foster relationships between like-minded young people.
  • Empower the next generation of Sedalia area leaders.
  • Increase awareness and create visibility for issues pertinent to young professionals in the Sedalia area.

Membership is comprised of young professionals between the age of 21 and 40 who either pay yearly dues or are employed by a company that is a member of the Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce. Members participate in monthly meetings and quarterly social, community involvement and professional development events.

For more information, visit or

To learn more about the Sedalia Young Professionals Executive Team, click on the images below.


Katie Kirby - President

Child & Family Therapist, LPC, NCC, Child Safe of Central Missouri, Inc.

Email Katie

Madison Corle

Madison Corle Henderson - Vice President

Student Financial Resource Assistant, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg

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Megan Page

Megan Page - Treasurer

Branch Manager, Wood & Huston Bank in Sedalia Owner, Heckart Funeral Home

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Sarah Manuel - Secretary

Apprentice Coordinator, State Fair Community College

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Nicole Cooke

Nicole Cooke - Public Relations Chair

Editor - Sedalia Democrat

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Child & Family Therapist, LPC, NCC
Child Safe Missouri, Inc

Katie Kirby - President

As a Licensed Professional Counselor working with children of trauma-related backgrounds, my job is to help those children and families to understand and grow through their discomforts, to continue to learn about themselves, and to build resilience through adversity. I have been involved with Sedalia Young Professionals since 2016, have served as the SYP President since 2019, am and Executive Board Member of the DeFeet Suicide Prevention organization since 2019, am a member of the Sedalia Business Women since 2019, and was nominated as a Top 20 Under 40 of 2019 for Business and Community Achievement. Some activities I enjoy are photography, skiing, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends.

Student Financial Resource Assistant
University of Central Missouri Warrensburg

Madison Corle Henderson - Vice President

Madison and her husband moved to Sedalia from Independence, Kansas, in 2018. She got involved in SYP to meet people and to learn about the community. She has one fur baby, a toy Aussiepoo named Archie. She enjoys running, hiking, biking, and anything outdoors.

Branch Manager, Wood & Huston Bank in Sedalia
Owner, Heckart Funeral Home

Megan Page - Treasurer

Megan serves the citizens of the Fourth Ward on the Sedalia City Council. She is married to Jeff and they have two children, Jonah and Jude. Megan serves as Secretary of the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri, President of Pettis County Pachyderm Club, and is a member of Sedalia Business Women. She is also a worship leader at First United Methodist Church, Celebration Center.

Apprentice Coordinator
State Fair Community College

Sarah Manuel - Secretary

As the Apprenticeship Coordinator at State Fair Community College, Sarah is expanding opportunities for manufacturing apprenticeships in Pettis and sounding counties. She opens the line of communication between students, instructors, and businesses. Sarah holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Missouri Valley College where she started the Shooting Sports Team. She is currently in the process of earning a Master’s Degree from Central Methodist University. Sarah enjoys helping the community and looks forward to the opportunity that Sedalia Young Professionals has to offer.

Sedalia Democrat

Nicole Cooke - Public Relations Chair

A graduate of the University of Central Missouri, Nicole began as a reporter at the Democrat in 2013 and was named editor in 2017. She is also a volunteer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri and a Recruitment Supervisor for Sigma Kappa Sorority at UCM. She has been a member of SYP since 2014 and has served on the executive board for several years as the Public Relations Chair.