Staff

Our staff is here to work hard for the good of your business each day.

Kali Hughey

Kali Hughey

President/CEO

Biography

Kali Hughey’s life journey is a testament to her dedication to both family and community, as well as her passion for personal growth and professional development. Born in Enid, Oklahoma, Kali’s heart has always belonged to Perry, where she was raised, and her story unfolds.

Kali graduated from Perry High School and continued her college studies at Northern Oklahoma College, earning her associate degree in general business.

With an innate love for caring for others, Kali decided to further her education and attended Meridian Technology Center in pursuit of a degree in nursing. In 2007, she graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse, dedicating years to the fulfillment and joy of helping other people in need.

However, her path eventually led her to seek a change that would allow her to be more present for her two children, now aged 10 and 13. In 2018, she began a new chapter in her career as the Administrative Assistant at the Perry Chamber. In 2020, she expanded her role to become the Communications and Events Coordinator, further enhancing her contribution to the chamber.

In June of 2022, she accepted the position of President and CEO of the Perry Chamber, a testament to her unwavering commitment to her community. Kali is excited about the prospect of being at the helm of her hometown’s growth and success. Her vision for Perry extends to economic development and tourism, recognizing that these endeavors can bring prosperity and possibilities to her community and introduce others to the charm and opportunities Perry has to offer.

Kali enjoys watching her children at various sporting events throughout the year, and you will most likely find her at a ballfield or basketball gym when she is not in the office. She and her husband, Kyle, are always up for an adventure. Whether it’s catching a St. Louis Cardinals game or uncovering hidden food havens tucked away, they are all in for the thrill of travel and the joy of discovering, off-the-beaten-path treats!

Linda Luthye

Linda Luthye

Administrative Assistant

Biography

Linda was born and raised in the charming town of Perry, Oklahoma, where she spent her childhood as the beloved daughter of Rufus and Ruby Rutherford. Linda’s deep-rooted connection to her hometown has shaped her into the individual she is today.

Linda serves as the Administrative Assistant at the Perry Chamber, a role she has embraced since 2012. Her commitment to her work has been a source of pride for the Perry community, as she has contributed her talents part-time, on and off, for over a decade.

Beyond her work life, Linda is a woman of diverse interests. She loves exploring new and exciting destinations, whether those are vibrant cities, remote villages or breathtaking natural wonders, Linda thrives on the adventure and cultural enrichment that travel offers.

In her downtown, Linda enjoys the simple pleasures of life. You can often find her curled up on her sofa, watching Netflix series and movies. It is in those moments that Linda finds solace and relaxation.

One of Linda’s defining qualities is her ability to appreciate serendipitous moments in everyday life. She cherishes those unexpected encounters, chance discoveries and magical experiences that make life even more beautiful and exciting. Her passion for embracing the unexpected has made her a true connoisseur of life’s delightful surprises.

Letter from Our Executive Director

Welcome to Perry!

On behalf of the entire membership of the Perry Chamber of Commerce, our Board of Directors, and the Perry community, I would personally like to welcome you to Perry. Whether you are visiting for the day, looking for a new place to call home, or you’re already a member of the Perry community, our charming town has a warm sense of welcome and is full of rich history.

The Perry Chamber of Commerce supports, advocates, and provides networking opportunities for individuals and businesses in the communities we serve. We thrive to create networking and promotional opportunities to our business members to help them grow and succeed. We partner with the City of Perry and community leaders to engage in improvements for the overall growth and quality of our town.

Sincerely,
Kali Hughey
President/CEO, Perry Chamber of Commerce