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Staff Members

The Lake Havasu Area Chamber is fortunate to have a highly trained and professional staff who work as a team on behalf of the organization.

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The team is led by Lisa Krueger, IOM, ACE, who is the President/CEO of the organization. Lisa has lived in the area for 29 years and has worked as a professional chamber of commerce executive for 20+ years. She is a graduate of the US Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management and has been an Accredited Chamber Executive through the Western Association of Chamber Executives since 2006. Lisa oversees all programs and committees and the day-to-day business of the Chamber and is also the point person for the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs program. She is a board member for the Lake Havasu Chamber Foundation for Education and Leadership and is an honorary graduate of the Havasu Leadership and Advanced Havasu Leadership Development programs. She is a past chairman of Arizona Chamber Executives and has served on many local, state and national boards related to the Chamber of Commerce industry. Lisa has been married to Phillip Krueger, a local attorney for 34 years. They are parents to Kim Krueger, and grandparents to Tyler and Ashley. Lisa is a long-time Rotarian, and has been a member of three different Rotary clubs since 1996. She is currently president of the Lake Havasu City Club. Send Lisa email to, or call 928-855-4115, ext. 125.

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Kathy Tippett is the Director of Administration & Technology, a unique combination. Kathy has lived in Lake Havasu City since 1990 and is a graduate of the Western Association of Chamber Executives ACADEMY program. She is responsible for the Chamber’s accounts payable and receivable plus human resources and provides the Chamber communication and marketing products. Kathy is the liaison for the Chamber Foundation’s Education Committee and Leadership Lake Havasu programs and has worked for the Chamber since 2000. She assists the Lake Havasu Chamber Foundation for Education and Leadership and is an honorary graduate of Havasu Leadership Development. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from UNLV. Kathy is also a small business owner and partner of Little People’s Day Care & Preschool along with her daughter, Karen Harrison, who is a graduate of Lake Havasu High School and Mohave Community College.  She has two granddaughters, Kali and Bobbie. Kathy can be contacted at or call 928-855-4115, ext. 123.

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Michelle Schneider is the Chamber’s Receptionist and Traffic Director. Michelle is a Midwestern transplant, she hails from Madison, WI. Her family moved to Prescott, AZ in 1978, where she graduated from Prescott High School. Michelle spent time in Sedona and Cottonwood, before putting down roots in Lake Havasu City in 1986. She met her husband John while they were both working at the Today’s Daily News newspaper. They have two sons, Johnny who resides in Seattle, WA and Sam, who is a graduate from Lake Havasu High School. She is the first impression for the thousands who inquire about the Chamber and community each year. Michelle joined the team in June 2013. Michelle’s contact information is, or 928-855-4115, ext. 110.

2016niki Niki Nickle is the Membership and Special Events Manager at the Chamber. Niki joined the team in July 2016. A Havasu Native, Niki graduated early from Lake Havasu High School with Honors English to attend the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in New York City, NY. She studied Fine Arts, public speaking and even performed Improv off Broadway. After graduation she moved to Burbank, CA to work in the Film Industry. An Operation Manager at one of the top Production Fleet Companies in Southern California, Niki procured over five years of knowledge and experience that has lead to her career path today. While the big city was nice, Niki missed the community feel and beauty of Lake Havasu and so moved back in late 2015 with her now husband to plant their roots in the community. Niki can be reached at or call 928-855-4115, ext. 124.
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Amanda Jaramillo is Membership and Special Events Assistant at the Chamber. Amanda joined the team in January, 2016 assists sales, marketing and fundraising events as well as backing up Michelle Schneider at the front desk. Amanda has lived in Lake Havasu City since 2012, and moved here from Pagosa Springs Colo. She attended Pueblo Community college where she studied Art, English and Public Speaking. She is a mother to two little girls, Annalie Rae, age 5 and Aftin Nichole, age 2. Amanda’s contact information is, or 928-855-4115, ext 121.

2016 stan

Stan Usinowicz is Staff Writer and Photographer for the Chamber. A native of New Jersey, he is a graduate of Georgetown University, 1964. Stan was a U.S. Air Force combat fighter pilot from 1965-1971, with 100 missions over North Vietnam, 38 over Laos and South Vietnam. He was in newspaper management for 24 years in Durango, Colo.; the White Mountains of Northeast Arizona; and Lake Havasu City – all developed into award winning publications. He was also a Department Director for the Lake Havasu City Municipal Government for 10 years. He is a semi-retired writer.