Michele Schneider

Michele Schneider is responsible for bringing in new members and sponsors to the Chamber. As Director of Business Development, Michele uses her 25 years of experience in sales and marketing to develop and implement strategies to market potential new members, to encourage member attendance at Chamber events, and promote local businesses. Her 25 years of professional development includes training in international markets, IT support, and sales and marketing.  Michele’s vast volunteer work led her to the Chamber Ambassador role in 2011 and winning Goleta’s Finest ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award in 2014. In 2016 she officially joined the Chamber staff.  Michele also assists in overseeing the Chamber Ambassador team and is an avid promoter of local businesses and events.  Michele was born and raised in Santa Barbara.  She is the mother of an energetic son, fondly known as the “Lemon Prince”, and recently reunited again with her High School sweetheart Keith Ahlstrom.