Executive Board Officers

Christie DeHaan


Zamudio Law Professionals, 219-924-2300
Christie is a general civil practice Associate Attorney with Zamudio Law Professionals, P.C., located in Griffith, Indiana, and is dedicated to counseling her clients through every aspect of the legal process. Christie earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Pre-Law from Eastern Illinois University and received her Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law. She is passionate about her profession, clients, family, and community. Christie has been a member of the Chamber since 2015.

Shawn Cornett

Vice President

Griffith First Christian Church, 924-6840
Shawn Cornett is the Senior Pastor with the Griffith First Christian Church (http://gfcc.net). He has been serving with the church since 2007. He graduated from Lincoln Christian College with a degree in preaching ministry and also attended Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Shawn and his wife, Shannon, and their son live in Griffith and love being a part of the Griffith community. Shawn also serves as the president of the Griffith Clergy Association. Shawn enjoys cheering for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Green Bay Packers football teams as well as the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Blackhawks. Shawn is passionate about helping people grow in a loving relationship with God. If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact Shawn via the Griffith First Christian Church office at 219.924.6840

Gina Ribota


Edward Jones, 219-923-1482
Gina is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones in Highland after twenty two years in the banking industry. She is dedicated in assisting individual investors in achieving their financial goals. Gina earned her bachelor's degree from Purdue Calumet in General Communications. She serves on the Highland Education Foundation board as well as volunteers at her church at Faith in Cedar Lake. Gina is married to Jorge and has three sons, Jorge, Joaquin and Mateo. She enjoys spending time with family, friends and serving the community.

Bobby Hall



Kimberly Blaesing

Past President

Tiger Plumbing, 219.838.1151
Kimberly earned her business degree from Indiana University Northwest. She joined her family company Tiger Plumbing in 2006. She heads up the creative and marketing department at Tiger. Kimberly enjoys online marketing including SEO. She is involved in many chambers throughout Northwest Indiana. Kimberly and her husband Jeff took over ownership of Tiger Plumbing in January of 2017. They enjoy spending time with their daughter Madison.

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