Officers, Staff, & Board Members

Chamber President Attorney Aaron Bruggeman of the Barnesville office of the Columbus-based Bricker & Eckler law firm will lead the Barnesville Area Chamber of Commerce in 2022. The Barnesville native is co-chair of the firm’s Southeast Ohio initiative and a member of the company’s energy and natural resources team.

Bruggeman, who was a member of the chamber’s board of directors this past year, takes over the reins from John Rataiczak, vice president and banking center manager of the Barnesville WesBanco office. Rataiczak, chamber president for the past four years, will serve as a board member in 2022.

Jill Hissom serves the organization as director.

The Barnesville Chamber of Commerce hosts a few key events we invite everyone to participate in. The Barnesville Spring Banquet, Fun in the Ville the first Thursdays of the month (May, June, July, and August), Barnesville Pumpkin Festival, Christmas in the Ville with a lighted Christmas Parade, and our monthly Chamber Meetings.

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Officers, Staff, & Board Members

The Barnesville Chamber of Commerce works together to promote business around the Barnesville Area.


Aaron Bruggeman
Business: Bricker & Eckler Attorneys at Law, Associate


Jill Hissom

Board Members:

John Rataiczak
Board Member
Business: WesBanco, Manager

Jake Hershberger
Board Member
Business: Joe’s Tire LLC, CEO

Nancy Mayo
Board Member
Business: From The Heart Photography, Owner

Brenda Brown
Board Member

Donna Nelson-Gilson
Board Member

Clay Bethel
Board Member