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Chamber Staff

The Chamber staff is here to make your membership work for you. If you ever have questions about your membership,
upcoming events, sponsorships, the Chamber website or how you can get involved... we are here to help.

Please contact the Chamber at (316) 788-3421 or email a staff member with the links below.

Mark Staats

President & CEO

Mark has worked at the Derby Chamber of Commerce since September 2013. As the President & CEO he is responsible for the day to day operations of the Chamber and long-term fiscal planning.

Mark is Derby High School graduate and has a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Friends University. He is a retired Sergeant from the Derby Police Department and has been involved with the Chamber since 1999. After retirement, Mark was elected to serve on the Chamber Board of Directors from 2005 - 2012. He also served on the Derby City Council from 2007 - 2019. In 2023, he was elected as Mayor of Derby and will begin his 4 year term in 2024.

Mark is very active with McConnell Air Force Base and was selected to be an Honorary Commander in 2018. In 2021 Mark was one of two people selected to represent McConnell AFB as a Civic Leader of the Air Forces Air Mobility Command.

He has been married to his wife Echo for 22 years. Together they have a 21 year old son named Mason, who is a Derby Police Officer, and 3 golden retrievers. When he’s not at work, you can probably find Mark lounging by the pool during the summer months, attempting to travel to all 50 states (only 6 to go!) or hanging up spectacular Christmas light displays at his house in the winter (2020 & 2021 Community Christmas Light Contest Winner).

Lindsi Berry

Director of Marketing & Special Events

Lindsi has worked at the Derby Chamber of Commerce since July 2013. As the Director of Marketing and Special Events she plans and promotes all of the Chamber’s special events and programs and finds ways to connect members to each other and the Derby community.

Lindsi is a Derby High School graduate and has a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Business Administration from Wichita State University. She is an active member of Rotary District 5680 and volunteers her time on the Derby Operation Holiday committee. She also helps people plan amazing family vacations in her spare time.

She has been married to her husband Kyle for 7 years. Together they have a 4 year old son named Nolin and 2 feisty chihuahuas. When she’s not at work, you can probably find Lindsi snuggled up with a good book and a glass of wine, watching the latest Marvel movie/tv show, planning her next theme park vacation or counting down the days until Halloween.

Danae Hobbs

Member Relations Manager

Danae has worked at the Derby Chamber of Commerce since October 2023. As the Member Relations Manager she welcomes new members and provides essential information to keep members successfully connected to the Chamber and the Derby community.

Danae is from Mayfield, KS. She graduated from Caldwell High School and has a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the University of Arkansas.  Her and her husband moved to the Derby area in 2022, so they have been busy immersing themselves in all things "Derby".

She has been married to her husband James (nicknamed "Hobbs") for 3 years and they have 1 fur child, a Doberman named Mako. When she's not at work, you can find the Hobbs family outdoors in their Jeep, attending live sporting events and doing lots of traveling.

** Chamber headshots photographed by Antoniya Inness Portraits **

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