Lynn Saunders has served as the President/CEO of the Truckee Chamber of Commerce since 2002. Prior to joining the Chamber, Lynn was the Marketing Director for the Nevada Commission on Tourism in Carson City. In that role, she developed and managed marketing programs to promote the State of Nevada as a tourism destination. She also coordinated the annual Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism, which brought together 500-800 industry professionals for a 2-day tourism industry conference. She has experience in the advertising agency field, and worked at the largest ad agency in Nevada, R&R Partners in Reno, for eight years as a media buyer and account executive. She has many years of experience in graphic arts working for publishers, magazines, and newspapers. At the Truckee Chamber of Commerce, Lynn oversees all Chamber programs for the business community and their 600 members; including marketing and promotional activity for Truckee through a contract with the Town of Truckee and a Truckee Tourism Business Improvement District (TTBID); is a key leader in the Truckee Tomorrow collaborative economic development initiative; and oversees the management and operation the Truckee California Welcome Center in the historic train depot downtown.
Colleen Dalton joined the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in September 2015 with 20 years of Brand / Interactive Marketing experience in executive positions held at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Sugar Bowl, Northstar California, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and Myths and Mountains. Colleen's areas of responsibility included hospitality, dining, retail and recreation. Colleen holds a BS in Communications, an E-MBA in emerging technology and Project Management Certification. Colleen’s special interests include yoga, mixed media upcycling, local history and the environment. She has lived in Truckee since 1993 with her husband Steve Jahnke of Sierra Window Coverings. Their favorite activities are riding, hiking, skiing, climbing and taking their dog Baron to Donner Lake.
Manager, California Welcome Center; Executive Assistant
Ruth Geresy has been with the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce since 2001. Ruth is the Manager of the California Welcome Center in the historic train depot downtown. The California Welcome Center assists over 100,000 visitors each year, and is part of a network of 20 Welcome Centers throughout the state of California. Ruth is also the Executive Assistant to the President/CEO. Prior to joining the Chamber, Ruth worked at the Truckee Tahoe Airport for 19 years. In that role, she produced the annual Air Show that attracted thousands of spectators. Ruth was the guiding force to creating The Relay For Life of Truckee Tahoe. Now in its ninth year, the event brings the community together in the fight against cancer. Ruth has been recognized on numerous occasions for her significant contributions including 2010 Volunteer of the Year Award by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce; honored in 2011 by Rotary Club of Truckee and the Rotary Foundation of Rotary Internation with a Paul Harris Fellow; and in 2013 named Truckee's female Citizen of the Year by Truckee Interclub.