Graduating from Baylor University in 1993 with a BA in Economics, Stormy Nickerson has a strong background in community based marketing, financial management, sales, and accounting in the automotive industry prior to joining the Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce. For over a decade, Stormy has been an active volunteer in our community with the Marshall Independent School District, City Council PTA, Junior Achievement, and she started the Leadership Tomorrow program for the Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce in 2012. Stormy is a 2010 Graduate of the Leadership Marshall program.
Stormy is married to Brian Nickerson, Instructor at Texas State Technical College in Marshall. Stormy has lived in the Marshall community since 1998, and has five children with Brian: Danielle Nickerson Bray, Drue Lester, Kaylee Nickerson, Cameron Lester, and Leah Nickerson. Danielle is married to Jonothon Bray of Marshall. The Nickerson family has strong ties to higher education in Marshall as Danielle is a graduate of Panola College, Drue is a graduate of Texas State Technical College, Kaylee is a freshman at Wiley College with a volleyball team scholarship and Cameron will graduate from Texas State Technical College in May of 2017. The family ties to Marshall also include Mr. Charles Nickerson, President of Southwest Meter & Supply and a Member Investor in the Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce.
Kim Brown is a veteran of the Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce with over seven years of service to the businesses of Harrison County. In her experience, she has led the Leadership Marshall program, Leadership Tomorrow program, Law Enforcement & Firefighters Appreciation Dinner, Annual Chamber Banquet and the Business & Industry Luncheon. As Kim has lived in Harrison County her entire life, she has served graciously on the Marshall Symphony League, local councils and PTA Boards. Kim is a 2011 Graduate of the Leadership Marshall program.
Kim has been married to Jack Brown, owner of Jack Brown Construction, for 32 years. Kim and Jack were blessed with three daughters who all graduated from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas: Brittany Brown Lee, Blaire Brown Maranto, and Bailey Brown. Brittany is married to Canon Lee. Blaire is married to Janssen Maranto and they have one son, Jack. Bailey will begin her Master’s Degree at ETBU in Spring of 2017.
Stacia Runnels, Public Relations/Marketing Director
Stacia Runnels is also a graduate of Baylor University in 1993 with a BS in Education. Stacia specialized in Early Childhood Education and minored in Psychology. Stacia also serves as the Director of Children’s Ministry at Crossroads Baptist Church. Stacia and James actively volunteer in our community and schools, serving on multiple boards and committees annually. They have served in nearly every area of church ministry over the last 20 years. Stacia proudly supports the Arts, serving in the Marshall Symphony League as well as advocating the Arts in Education through the State Reflections program in our schools for many years.
Stacia is married to James Runnels, Associate Pastor and Minister of Worship at Crossroads Baptist Church here in Marshall. Stacia and James have lived in the Marshall community since 2003, and have five daughters: Anna Grace, Emma Beth, Olivia, Rose and Ella Kate. Anna Grace and Emma Beth are both students at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The Runnels family has had strong family ties to Marshall since 1943, where James’ Grandmother, Minnie Lee Runnels, taught school at Robert E. Lee and his grandfather Mack Runnels served as Vice President of Development at East Texas Baptist University.