President and CEO
I’m Laura Terhune, the President & CEO of the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce. While I joined the Midlothian Chamber team in February of 2019, I have been a chamber professional for 25 years. As a resident of Midlothian, I love the warm sense of community among business professionals and citizens. I grew up in rural Perryton, TX and graduated from Abilene Christian University. The Midlothian Chamber of
Commerce is on its way to achieving even more in the coming year, and I know
we will continue incredible growth as a community.
Membership Benefits Coordinator
After 25 years of non-profit work, Judy Bates came on board as our Membership Benefits Coordinator late last year. Her passion for customer service and efficiency means Judy spends her time getting to know our members and finding ways for the Chamber to increase their business opportunities. Judy has a Bachelor’s degree in marketing and a Master’s in Business Administration.
Special Events Manager
Allie Benham joined the Chamber
Staff in May of 2019 as the Special Events Coordinator. She plans and oversees the Major events hosted by the Chamber
of Commerce, including the Wine & Arts Festivals, Golf Tournament, and Annual Auction & Dinner. Allie graduated from
Dallas Baptist University and worked in private events before joining our team. This year, we are seeking to continue building
the major events so that they bring more benefits to our members.
Administrative Assistant/Social Media Marketing
Emily Yancey is the Administrative Assistant/Social Media Marketing at the Chamber of Commerce. Emily graduated
from Bob Jones University in 2018. She wears many hats and keeps so many details moving. You’ll see Emily at the office, Ribbon Cuttings, Business Breakfasts, Luncheons, Business After Hours Events—basically everything! She oversees our Social Media promotions, updating our members,
and is the friendly face of the Chamber office.
Midlothian Means Business
The Midlothian Chamber is the catalyst for economic growth for our members and the community
through advocacy, education and community enhancement.