Meet the Staff


Butch Burney, Chamber President/CEO

A native of Hopkins County, Butch Burney is the President/CEO of the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce. Butch is a graduate of Sulphur Springs High School and Sul Ross State University.

He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Sul Ross State University, where he was also a track letterman. He worked in print media for many years, including many years writing and editing sports and news for the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram.

Butch is currently on the Wildcat Hall of Honor Committee and the Hopkins County Civic Center Board of Directors. He has served as Chairman on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and served in many capacities in youth sports and civic organizations.

He is married to Karen, a graduate of Como-Pickton High School and Paris Junior College’s School of Nursing, where she received her RN degree. They have four children: Brandi Boles, Aaron Dodd, Alyssa Wimberley and Bradyn Hart; and five grandchildren.

“Working for the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce is a dream job,” Butch said. “We get the opportunity to promote this county and city, a place and a way of life that I love. I’ve always been a cheerleader for our community and believe that our best days are still to come.”

Jaci Glenn, Membership, Marketing & Events Coordinator

Jaci Glenn joined the team in June of 2019, immediately following her high school graduation and an enriching experience in the Chamber’s High School Leadership Class. Formerly serving as Office Administrator, she now handles the various aspects of membership, marketing and events for the Chamber. With an ongoing pursuit of education, Jaci currently holds an Associate degree in Business Administration and remains dedicated to furthering her knowledge and skills.

Beyond her professional and academic commitments, Jaci enjoys leisurely shopping and dining at her favorite local businesses and, occasionally, venturing out to discover the unique establishments of neighboring areas. However, she finds the most delight in the simple pleasures of quality time spent with her loved ones and relishing cozy evenings at home, with her beloved cat, Jitterbug.

Jaci’s roots run deep in Hopkins County, where she was born and raised, and she regards it a privilege to play a part in fostering local businesses in the place that she has always called “home.”

Kelli Lee, Office Administrator

Kelli joined us at the beginning of this month, having 12 years experience in office administration and bookkeeping. She looks forward to using her knowledge and skills to serve the community through the Chamber of Commerce. As someone who has been a small business owner herself, Kelli knows firsthand the importance of supporting local businesses, and helping them gain exposure through advertising.

Kelli became a resident of Hopkins County in 2008, after marrying her husband, Cody Lee, and they now have 4 children. Their kids attend a few of the local schools, such as Sulphur Springs High School, Sulphur Springs Middle School, and Central Christian Academy. She is very family-oriented, spending most of her free time taking the kids to practices or watching sporting events. They enjoy taking trips, hiking, and spending as much time as they can outdoors.

As our community continues to grow, Kelli is excited to make connections with businesses and help to be a part in seeing the success of each one.