• Chamber Staff

  • Dee Jacob
  • Dee Jacob

    Dee joined the Shoreline Chamber as President in October, 2021. She brings an impressive array of knowledge and wealth of experience to the position. Dee’s understanding of the needs of businesses of all sizes makes her an outstanding leader for the Chamber as well as an advocate for our members. She is passionate about the Shoreline’s growth as a vital and thriving community of businesses and non-profits. She has been CEO of VelosCT LLC, a consulting firm focused on strategic planning, operations, and project management. Prior to that, she was Managing Partner at Avraham Y. Goldratt Institute where she developed and taught courses in strategic thinking, supply chain and project management. Dee began her career at Procter and Gamble and most recently, Dee was Co-Owner and General Manager of The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center until March 2020.

    Dee is a graduate of Lafayette College and of the University of Tennessee’s Executive Excellence Center. She is currently a Board Member of The Guilford Foundation and serves on the Board of Corporators for Guilford Savings Bank. She and her husband Bob have five children and eight grandchildren.

    Dee can be reached at 203.488.5500 or



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  • Dawn Jackson
    Director of Business Development & Outreach

    Dawn Jackson has joined the Shoreline Chamber as the Business Development and Outreach Director. Dawn has spent much of her career in marketing and business development positions for a variety of global retail clothing brands, trade show corporations, and was a small business owner of a marketing and branding firm with clients in CT and NY. Most recently, Dawn is a CT State Notary and was the Marketing & Community Outreach Director at Women and Family Life Center in Guilford.  In addition, Dawn is the standing President of the Rotary Club of Guilford and has volunteered throughout the Shoreline and the surrounding counties with various community events and organizations.  Dawn enjoys an active lifestyle  and lives in Guilford with her husband Jeremy and their two children, Olivia and Hunter.

    Dawn can be reached at 203.488.5500 or dawn@shorelinechamberct.com 




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  • Maribel Lota
    Membership and Operations Coordinator

    Maribel joined the Shoreline Chamber as Membership and Operations Coordinator in June, 2022. Most recently she worked at RLD Heating & Cooling and Women & Family Life Center and comes to us with experience working with businesses on the CT Shoreline. Maribel is wonderful at customer service, proficient in Quick Books and is fluent in English and Spanish. She will be responsible for administering Chamber events and assisting new members that join the Chamber while working with our members in a variety of ways. In addition, she will be coordinating our new webinar program that will debut in the Fall.  Maribel, and her husband Tony, along with their two children live in Guilford and are actively involved in the community for the past 20 years. 

    Maribel can be reached at (203) 488-5500 or




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  • Beth Poole
    Marketing Design

    Beth joined the Chamber in 2019 to manage the Chamber's marketing initiatives including social media, graphic design and email communications. After a decade working in development and event planning, Beth understands the power effective communication has on an organization’s ability to reach its goals. She's excited to help promote the mission of the Chamber and support local businesses in the community.

    Beth can be reached at (203) 488-5500 or