Stacia Runnels, Executive Director
Stacia Runnels joined the Marshall Chamber in 2016 where she served as both Marketing and Membership Coordinator until becoming Executive Director in 2019. Stacia is a graduate of Baylor University with a BS in Education, specializing in Early Childhood Education and minoring 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. Emma Beth and Olivia are both students at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Anna Grace, a graduate of Baylor University is married to Tyler Day, who attended East Texas Baptist University. 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 V. Runnels, served as Marshall’s City Manager and later as Vice President of Development at East Texas Baptist University.
Kim Brown, Special Events and Programs Coordinator
Kim Brown is a veteran of the Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce with over nine 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 33 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 and they have one son, Preston. Blaire is married to Janssen Maranto and they have one son, Jack. Bailey is employed in Marshall.
Dinora Harris, Communications Coordinator
Dinora Harris studied Communication Science in the Mesoamerican University in Guatemala. She is bilingual Spanish/English and has experience in administration, social media, marketing, and graphic design. Dinora is an active volunteer in the Marshall community, currently serving in the Board of Trustees of the Michelson Museum of Art. Previously she served as a volunteer for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children), the Hospital Foundation, and the Marshall Symphony League.
Dinora moved to Marshall 14 years ago when she married her husband Rush Harris, who currently works for the Marshall Economic Development Corporation as Director of Business Services. Dinora and Rush have two girls: Gabriela and Grace. Both girls are students at Trinity Episcopal School in Marshall. The family enjoys art, music, dance, participating in community events, and traveling.
Patrick Tatum, Administrative Analyst
Patrick is a native of Marshall, TX. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1996, and two months later he was in San Diego, CA for Marine Corps boot camp. Patrick’s Marine Corps military occupational specialty was administration. Patrick completed 13 honorable years in the Marine Corps touring duty stations in CA, Japan, Washington, DC, HI, and his final tour was Albany, NY. Patrick was stationed and in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Upon completion of his military career, Patrick went into the government sector and found himself at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA, where he served as an Administrative Analyst for G-1.
Patrick returned to Marshall in December 2016. Using his Post 9-11 GI Bill benefits, he obtained two Associate’s degrees from Texas State Technical College in Professional Office Technology and Business Management Technology. He is currently earning his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Organizational Management from Wiley College. His graduation date is May 2, 2020. Patrick plans to pursue his Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Leadership from East Texas Baptist University beginning in the fall of 2020 with a graduation date of December 2021. Patrick joined the team in June 2019. He loves to watch Netflix and shop in his spare time.