Meet the Chamber Office Staff

Billy Kahn
Interim Executive Director

Having spent nearly 40 years in marketing, public relations and administration, Billy was recently appointed Interim Executive Director while the Board of Directors conducts their search for a new candidate.  He is often spotted in town walking his dog, Leland, or drinking wine and carrying on with friends at the Courtyard Wine Bar.

Tess Swindle
Part Time Executive Assistant

Currently the employee with the longest tenure at the Chamber, Tess has many years of experience and service in the community.  She is a past president of the Magnolia Homes Tour and is a wealth of knowledge on all things Columbus.  She has three daughters and four grandchildren.  At the time of writing, Tess is on vacation, spending time somewhere on a sunny beach with her family.


Janet Hollmann
Part Time Executive Assistant

Lifelong resident of Columbus, Janet is our newest team member with more than 30 years of administrative experience.  She’s worked with other non-profit organizations and is very active with church and other community events.  She loves to travel with family and friends and enjoys all of her six grandchildren’s activities.