Cecilia Harry elected to board of directors for Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
Cecilia Harry, President and CEO of Envision Greater Fond du Lac, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, an Alexandria, Va.-based association of over 9,000 professionals who work for and with more than 1,300 chambers of commerce.
Members of ACCE’s board of directors represent more than 50 organizations, including many of the world’s largest and most influential regional chambers of commerce.
“We are pleased to welcome Cecilia Harry to the ACCE Board of Directors,” said Sheree Anne Kelly, president & CEO of ACCE. “She joins the organization’s volunteer leadership at an exciting time as we implement our new strategic plan that’s crafted to support and elevate the exceptional community advancement efforts of chambers of commerce. Her expertise complements our board of directors’ skills, and we’re confident she will provide valuable perspective and insight as we continue to strengthen the organizations that are creating change across the globe.”
Harry joined Envision Greater Fond du Lac in July 2017 as the first President and CEO of the newly-combined chamber of commerce and economic development organization. In addition to her professional responsibilities, she is presently the only director to serve concurrently on the board of directors for ACCE and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Furthermore, she also serves on the board of directors for the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac and – the regional economic development organization representing the 18 counties of Northeast Wisconsin.
The mission of ACCE is to support and develop chamber professionals to lead businesses and their communities. ACCE identifies and analyzes trends affecting communities, shares best practices, and develops benchmarking studies, in addition to providing other tools to help chamber leaders manage and improve operations at their organization.
Established in 1914, ACCE is an association of 9,000 leaders from 1,300 chambers of commerce, including 93 of the top 100 U.S. metro areas. The combined membership of ACCE chambers is close to one million businesses. Chamber leaders look to ACCE for best practices, networks and new ideas that will help them advance the interests of their communities. ACCE recommends successful programs and strategies, and identifies trends, partners and business models that show promise. For more information, visit www.ACCE.org.