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Meet the team!
Angela Dudek, Executive Director
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Dudek is the most recent member to join the small, but mighty Rocky River Chamber of Commerce staff. Starting in September 2018, Dudek came on board with great excitement to meet the members of this highly revered organization. “The enthusiasm of our members and the exciting events this Chamber hosts are what drew me to this opportunity,” Dudek said. “Everyone is so welcoming and kind, it’s a great group of business-minded people to work with every day.”
Dudek is a resident of Lakewood, OH but grew up in Tallmadge, OH. After graduating from Bowling Green State University, she moved to “the big city of Cleveland” and loves everything about living on the lake. Diehard Browns fan from birth, Dudek loves all CLE sporting events and takes any opportunity to hit Huntington Beach in the summertime.
Outside of work, Dudek can be found at the Rocky River Reservation, running or biking, or on a restaurant patio in River, enjoying a mimosa and good conversation over brunch – her favorite meal of the week!
FUN FACT :: Wedding bells are ringing for Dudek, as she plans her wedding November of 2019!
Donna Kopina, Executive Assistant
Kopina started her tenure at the Rocky River Chamber of Commerce in 2005. “It’s a perfect position for me – the members, the events and the financial part of my responsibilities. I enjoy it all,” she shared. Each year, she looks forward to all of the Chamber events, but especially the annual Christmas Party. “Everyone is in a festive mood and excited to celebrate together – plus, it’s my favorite holiday,” Kopina says.
A resident of Bay Village, Kopina spends her time outside of work reading, being in nature, playing game – especially cards, and doing yoga! She enjoys traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.
Kopina is proud to work for such an influential organization in our community, she cites the Chamber as being beneficial because of the knowledge members and residents acquire regarding businesses through membership, our website and networking, both formal or informal.
FUN FACT :: Kopina loves to travel, her favorite trip was a cruise on the Baltic Sea with 7 ports – including Russia!
Emma Poole, Intern
Emma Poole is a senior at Lutheran West High School and found the internship opportunity through her guidance counselor for the Senney Honors Academy.
"I was looking for an educational business-oriented job for my senior year and after reading about this job and talking with the previous intern I knew this opportunity would amazing. I am so thankful to have been selected for the position! I have learned so much from Donna and Angela already and love interacting with the Chamber members," Poole shares.
At school, she is the president of the National Honor Society, the president of Epic Service Club, a member of the Student Council, an ambassador, and a member of the book club and academic Challenge team. She has also been a member of the Varsity Soccer team for three seasons.
Outside of school and work, she likes to spend time with friends and family, travel, read, take dance classes and run. Poole enjoys the theater and loves going to Playhouse Square to see shows with her Mom and her sister. She am active in her church’s (RRPC) Christian education programs and involved with HOBY, a youth leadership and service organization, as a Junior Facilitator and Regional Alumni Coordinator.
Poole is currently applying to colleges with plans to study History, Religious Studies and Economics and maybe attend Law School after finishing her undergraduate degree.