Board of Directors

Paul Moore, President

Paul grew up in Smithland, Texas and graduated from Jefferson High School.  He was a press corp. reporter in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.  He then became the editor of the 6&10 News Cast.  Paul served as a business insurance executive for many years, but has most recently worked as a residential building contractor.  He was CEO of The Louisiana Home Builders Insurance Group for (11) eleven years.  As a philanthropist he held the title of “District Governor Lions Club International”.  Paul is married to Janet Moore, they have two children and five grandchildren.


Jim Kale, Board Member

Jim Kale is the administrator for Magnolia Place Wellness. Jim has an extensive background in marketing and finance. He recently was involved with the Kilgore Chamber and Henderson Chamber where he volunteered and promoted fundraising, membership and various outreach ministries. Jim is currently the President of the Children’s Advocacy Board for Rusk and Panola County. Jim received his MBA from LeTourneau  University and received his License for Nursing Home Administrator in 2019 Jim and his family resides in Longview.


Doug Thompson, Board Member

Doug has been in Sales and Marketing, at an executive level, for over 45 years and recently became a best selling author of a book on that past experience called Knock! Knock!. He and his wife Shirley moved to Jefferson 5 years ago, bought Angell Manor and converted it back into a thriving Bed & Breakfast. Doug is very involved as a volunteer in Jefferson as a member of Rotary, past Vice President of Marion County Chamber of Commerce and is the Treasurer of Jefferson’s Economic Development Commission (JEDCO). Doug heads up our Ambassadors Club program and the Chamber Educational Seminars.




Hollis Shadden, Board Member

Owner of Hollis Shadden Photography and Custom Framing, Retired Police Chief. Past President of Marion County Chamber of Commerce. Former Board Member Russellville, Arkansas Chamber of Commerce. Former Board Member Main Street Russellville Program. President Big Cypress Corvettes. Event Coordinator Big Cypress Corvette Weekend. Grew up in Jefferson. Attended grade school in Jefferson. Lives in Jefferson.
​Loves Jefferson.

Mary Spearmon, Board Member


Colt Johnson, Board Member

Colt is a former RCA/Communications Ambassador at US Postal Service, Rural Carrier at US Postal Service, worker at AFI Construction, LLC. He is currently the operator of Haywood House here in Jefferson. He studied advertising at University of Southern California, attended Fountain Valley School of Colorado, and studied in Spain.



Barbara Stoker, Board Member






Robin Johnson


Jodi Breckenridge