Kelli S. James
Executive Vice President
Kelli joined the Conway Chamber staff in August 1997. She is a native Horryite having grown up in the Aynor area and graduating Aynor High School. She attended Coastal Carolina University and Horry Georgetown Technical College. Kelli’s initial experience with Chamber work was with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber where she served as Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Information Services. Following her tenure with the Myrtle Beach Chamber, she was employed with the Horry County Planning Department Street Addressing Office.
Kelli’s original position with the Conway Chamber was Assistant to the Executive Vice President. As her job duties expanded to include more administrative and financial responsibilities, she was promoted and her job title was upgraded to Vice President of Administration. She is responsible for all financial aspects of the not-for-profit organization including, accounts receivables, accounts payables, monthly financial statements, yearly audits, etc. Kelli also serves as staff liaison to many of the various division, program, and event volunteer committees.
Kelli is married to Lee James and has two children; a daughter Katie, and a son, Jordy.
Director of Special Events and Marketing
Harley Shelley joined the Conway Chamber Staff in January 2017. She is a native of Horry County, grew up in the Conway area, and graduated from Conway High School in 2012. She attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia where she obtained a degree in Hospitality Management. Harley now resides in Conway with her son, River, and husband, Hunter. Harley is the Marketing and Special Events Coordinator at the Conway Chamber.
Director of Economic Development and Government Relations
Devin Parks joined the Conway Chamber Staff in July 2016. He has lived in Horry County for a total of 23 years. He attended The College of Charleston for one year, after which he returned to Conway and graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration – Marketing. Devin has four years of Marketing and Sales experience and worked two years as a Data Analyst for Small Business Technology Solutions, LLC. Devin works as the Director of Economic Development and Government Relations at the Conway Chamber of Commerce.
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