Board Of Directors

About The Chamber

Current Executive Board Members


I am a Marketing Development Specialist at McLaren Oakland. McLaren Oakland is a 328-bed medical center that provides primary and specialty healthcare services to the greater Pontiac and Oakland County community. Founded in 1953, McLaren Oakland has grown to a comprehensive medical community that includes outpatient facilities in Clarkston and Oxford, as well as an inpatient hospital providing a range of clinical services including emergency and trauma care, cardiology, cancer services, minimally invasive robotic surgery and orthopedic services. With a network of more than 300 physicians, McLaren Oakland owns a network of employed physician offices throughout Oakland County and a nursing home in Lake Orion. McLaren Oakland is a verified trauma center and an accredited stroke center.

As a part of the Chamber, I really enjoy making connections and forming partnerships that provide mutual benefits. It's amazing what you can do when you team up with each other. I also have made some of the best friendships that will last a lifetime. In my free time, I love spending time with my hubby and three boys! In addition, spending time with friends is very important to me and I try to do it as often as possible. My passions include CrossFit, reading, watching sports (usually played by my boys), and I am an avid football and baseball fan.

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Vice President

I am the Marketing Director at Hallmann Advisors CPA & Financial Services. My husband Bill and I  own Hallmann Advisors CPA & Financial Services which has been in business for 25 yrs. We do Accounting/Book keeping, Business/Corporate/Personal Tax Returns, Financial Planning, Tax Resolution & much more. Integrity, Dedication & Trust are so important on a personal and business level to me.

Being a Board Member and Ambassador, I love the camaraderie between the Chamber & its members as well as the great friendships and memories I have made with fellow members.In our free time, we are on the water a great deal; boating, paddle boarding, kayaks, fishing, wake boarding with friends and family. We love to entertain for our family and friends. In addition we are avid travel lovers.



I am the Director of: Summer Camps, Marketing, Volleyball, Kickball at Oakland Yard Athletics. I wear a lot of hats of Oakland Yard, what I do is try to get OYA out into the community so that people know we are here and how much we have to offer.  Summer Camp is a beast unto itself. My main role as director is to make the programs awesome by hiring the best staff I can find. We want parents to be comfortable and kids to want to come back as often as possible!

What I love about being apart of the Waterford Chamber of Commerce is all the connections you make with other members. Outside of Oakland Yard, I run two other businesses and have 4 kids, 4 chickens, 2 ducks, 2 hamsters, a dog and a cat to keep me busy!  When we can sneak away for a weekend, our cabin is my happy place!

Hilary RennoSecretary 

I am a financial advisor with Edward Jones, a financial services firm dedicated to serving the investment needs of individuals and business owners. I believe the only way to do business is on a one-on-one basis. I do that by getting to know you, understanding your goals, and developing individualized strategies to help you reach them.

I have been a member of the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce for eight years and proudly volunteer to fill two roles. As vice president on the board of directors, as well as an ambassador, I have the pleasure of working with other business owners to strengthen the business community in the Waterford area. I am grateful to take part in the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce, it has a welcoming sense of community, where I have developed great relationships both personally and professionally. My husband, Jeff, and I have been married for nine years; we live in White Lake and enjoy traveling together. I enjoy being active by playing soccer in three different leagues and attending boot camp workouts regularly at a local gym.

Marie HauswirthExecutive Director
Marie Hauswirth

As the Executive Director of the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce I oversee all operations of the chamber. It is our mission to create a sense of place, builds relationships and promote our member businesses in our communities and surrounding areas. I love seeing businesses thrive! The relationships you build through the chamber are invaluable and when business happens it puts a smile on my face; and, believe me, it happens! I am proud to live work and play in Waterford Township. It is an amazing community of people and the quality of life is insurmountable

Outside of the Chamber, I have a lot of passions. In my free time I spend time with my family, water ski, workout at the gym and, on a side note, love to play Words with Friends!

Current Board Of Directors

deborah Falzon

Deborah Falzon is no stranger to business! Deborah co-managed their forty employee plumbing business with her husband for several years. She was a problem solver - she developed systems and procedures, handled customer
service and addressed concerns before they became big problems. Deborah took her skill set into becoming a full-time realtor — a definite passion — and never looked back. As
a realtor, she has continued her systems and procedures to stay organized and keep everything in sync when selling a home.

We are very fortunate to bring Deborah on board as a WACC Director. As a business organization serving hundreds of businesses, we are dictated with very specific guidelines, systems and procedures. Deborah’s experience and knowledge will be a great resource for the Chamber overall, as well as her ability to problem solve.

When Deborah sells a home, she listens to her clients’ hopes and desires. It is important to service the needs of clients and this is important in Chamber protocol. Serving the needs of members and community is top priority. In her spare time, Deborah enjoys yoga, gourmet cooking and spending time with friends and family. She is married to her husband, Ron, and has three daughters, Kristina, Brie-Anna and Brittany.

Richard Coatta

I am a Teaching Golf Professional and Owner of RC Golf Lessons. After leaving corporate America in 2001 I decided that I wanted to turn my passion for golf into a career  I started working on a driving range, and from there I enrolled in a number of schools to improve my game, learn how to teach the golf swing and measure and repair clubs. I have worked with numerous golf professionals through the years to learn more about the golf swing and hone my craft.  Every year I go to teaching seminars to improve my skills.  I have dedicated myself to continuously improving as an instructor so that I can help you to become the best golfer you can be. My students call me the People's Pro because I get it when your swing goes south and you don't know why.  I will help you get it back together on the course. You will leave my lessons armed with the skills you'll need to step up to that first tee with total confidence.

I enjoy the friendships I have made from the Waterford Chamber of Commerce as well as doing business with local companies. In my free time I also coach the Oakland Community College Golf team and love to hang out with my 4 grandchildren, and go kayaking. A phrase I live by is "Dreams are great but doing it is way better."

I am a Partner at Secrest Wardle law firm located in Troy, Michigan. I have extensive experience in Municipal law, Real Estate law and Commercial litigation. Throughout my career, I have sat as a Case Evaluator in District Court and currently sit as an Evaluator in Oakland County Circuit Court.

I am a past-President and past-Vice President of the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce. I enjoy being a part of the Chamber and am grateful to have the opportunity to participate in the community where I grew up. The energy the Board has to keep Waterford residents and businesses moving forward is contagious.

I am the proud mother of my ten year old daughter, Mattisyn. When we're not at soccer or doing homework, we're staying active. We love water sports - water skiing, kayaking and paddle boarding. On land, I enjoy roller blading, snow skiing, traveling and cooking.

Dave Smith

I have two businesses in the Waterford Chamber Commerce. I am the Owner and an Agent of Dave Smith State Farm Insurance as well as the President of PlayAllSports.Net and PlayAllMedia.Net. As the Agent/Owner of Dave Smith State Farm since 1997, I provide insurance and financial services to local customers as well as clients in throughout Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. I am President of PlayAllSports.Net and PlayAllMedia.Net.  Both companies provide sports management and promotional marketing for business owners, athletic teams, schools, churches and non-profit organizations. As a chamber member for almost 20 years, I continue to enjoy the exchange of best practices and referrals with local business owners.  I enjoy learning new ways to serve my clients, grow my business and support the community.

Outside of work, I have been an NCAA certified event coach and AAU Basketball Director for over 10 years.  My sports experience includes playing Division I Football at Illinois State University; Assistant Woman's Varsity Basketball Coach at Rochester College; Women's Varsity Head Coach at Walled Lake Western High School and Boys Varsity Head Coach at Frankel Jewish Academy.  I served for six years as a Waterford Board of Education Trustee and Waterford Foundation for Public Education Director. DeAndra Smith, my wife, is a third-grade teacher for Clarkston Schools.  Our two oldest children, Kendall and Rachel graduated from Waterford Kettering.  Our youngest child, Denton, attends Clarkston High School. We worship at The River Church in Waterford.

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 Keri Milner is the owner of The Milner Agency – FarmBureau Insurance. Keri and her husband, Tyler, opened their current branch on Sashabaw Road in Waterford in 2014, moving from their Clarkston location which opened in 2010. They have beautifully renovated the building and built an amazing staff to serve their clients and community.

Keri brings a host of experience to the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce Board. She spent nearly 10 years in the corporate arena for two major retailers, including Aeropostale and White House Black Market. From sales to district sales manager, Keri’s experience will be a true asset for the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce. Her knowledge of management, personnel, finances, training and development, and customer service will be a great resource for the Chamber board, staff and members.

Keri values relationships and has built many solid business partnerships with fellow members and the community. As an Insurance Advisor, she makes sure to meet with her clients, families and businesses, to make sure they have a plan in place for any unseen obstacles. Her concern and loyalty to her clients is exactly what is expected for the Chamber board. Caring about our nmembers, our community and our growth.

In her spare time, Keri enjoys spending time her with her family and friends. She has two beautiful daughters, Emma and Hannah.

I am the Director of Communications and Community Relations for the Waterford School District. As such, I oversee messages to both internal and external entities in our community, including public relations, advertising and marketing, and crisis communications. Having worked for both public and private institutions, I firmly believe that communication is a crucial component to the success of any organization. As the lead communicator in Waterford School District, I intend to provide the best customer service possible to our students, employees, parents, and community members.

I’m happy to also serve on the board of the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce. In being a part of such a diverse, high-energy group of individuals, I hope to connect the Waterford School District with local businesses to create mutually beneficial partnerships. When I’m not working, I am spending time with the people I love. My husband and three kids mean the world to me, and getting to spend time with my family and friends keeps me balanced.


Margaret Birch

I am the Waterford Township Treasurer. I am in charge of Collection of Taxes, Payroll Department, Administrator of both pension systems, dog licenses, and lake improvement boards for Waterford Township.

I enjoy the camaraderie of the Waterford Chamber the most. It is so important to be part of the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce as they are our sounding board for the businesses of Waterford. Outside of the work, I waterski competitively on a state, regional, and national level.  I also enjoy taking dance lessons and doing our own "show cases" twice a year.