Rob Parker, President & CEO
Rob Parker joined the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce in January 2016 as the President and CEO. Rob comes to the Chamber with over 19 years of various managerial roles from CenturyLink.
In his current position, Rob is responsible for all aspects of the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce. His main initiatives will be lead from the mission statement, “Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce is to be the advocate of business in stimulating economic growth and diversity, promoting educational excellence and coordinating action on issues of community importance.” He will ensure that the Chamber is focused on providing the best service possible, driving value and benefits to the membership.
Rob is a Warsaw High School and an Indiana Tech graduate. In 2009, he received the Outstanding Graduate award from Indiana Tech while obtaining a dual degree, Bachelors of Science in Management and Marketing. Additional, Rob is a graduate of the Kosciusko Leadership Academy and serves on the board of multiple non-profits, including Kosciusko County Community Foundation and Lakeland Christian Academy.
Rob has a passion for many activities, including snow skiing, mountain biking, fishing, golfing and playing any sport that engages his children. He is married to Renee and they reside in Winona Lake with their two children, Trent & Kiersten.
Michelle Goble, Operations Manager
Michelle Goble joined the staff of the Chamber in 2002 as the Administrative Assistant. In 2005, Michelle became the Chamber's Executive Assistant, now known as Operations Manager.
In her current position Michelle oversees internal operations of the Chamber, human resource functions, accounting/financials, technology administrative support to all departments, and management of the front office. She is also the liaison to Young Adult Professional Committee and Health Care Committee.
A native of Kosciusko County, Michelle graduated from Tippecanoe Valley High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Tri-State University, now known as Trine University. Michelle and her husband and their two children reside in Kosciusko County.
Michelle is very active in organizations that her children are involved with. Currently Michelle is active on the Mentone Youth League Board of Directors as Treasurer and on the Tippecanoe Valley Youth Football League Board of Directors. In addition, Michelle volunteers at Mentone Elementary School as a Junior Achievement instructor.
Jennifer Kerns, Member Relations Manager & Main Street Coordinator
Jennifer Kerns joined the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce in September 2013 as an intern through Grace College and was then promoted to Main Street Coordinator in January of 2015 and Member Relations Manager in December of 2016.
In her current role, Jennifer is responsible for serving existing members as well as growing the Chamber's membership. She serves as the leader for the Chamber Ambassadors, Small Business Connection, as well as the Young Adult Professionals (YAP) Committees. Additionally, she is the Main Street Coordinator for Warsaw Community Development Corporation (WCDC) and serves as the liaison for the downtown business and building owners.
She received her Bachelors of Science degrees in both Marketing and Business Administration in 2014 with additional education in public relations, public speaking, and leadership. Jen is a 2011 Tippecanoe Valley High School graduate where she received Academic Honors while participating in 4-H all ten years, playing basketball and volleyball, and contributing in various leadership positions for FFA.
Since 2014, she has been a member of the Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club and retains a position on the Board of Directors. Jennifer enjoys fishing, snapping photos, reading, and spending time with friends and family. Jennifer and her husband, Joel, currently reside in Kosciusko County.
Lauren Klusman, Marketing and Communications Manager
Lauren Klusman joined the staff of the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce in March of 2017. She is responsible for creating, implementing, and measuring the success of marketing, communications, and public relations programs that will enhance the organization's vision.
Lauren grew up in Winona Lake and graduated from Warsaw Community High School in 2012 and received academic honors. She was a ten year 4-H member through which she discovered her passion for photography. She then went on to attend Indiana Wesleyan University where she double majored in Graphic Design and Photography and graduated in 2016. Currently, Lauren is also a wedding and portrait photographer.