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Chamber’s Tim Rogers Receives ACCE Awards Scholarship for Leadership Diversity

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Congratulations to Tim Rogers, Vice President of Membership, for being one of 10 Chamber professionals awarded scholarships for the Association for Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Leadership Diversity initiative.  Leadership Diversity Initiative is a three-year professional development program designed to enhance the leadership capacity of chamber professionals from diverse backgrounds.

“We are thrilled to hear that Tim has been chosen for the Leadership Diversity Initiative scholarship through ACCE,” said Charleston Metro Chamber’s President and CEO Bryan Derreberry. “I have no doubt that he will shine brightly and work effectively to enhance Chamber leadership to come.”

This is the second cohort for its Scholarship for Members:

• Juliet Abdel, President/CEO, Westminster Chamber of Commerce
• Mizraim Cordero, Vice President of Government Affairs, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
• John Davis, Executive Vice President, Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce
• Dexter Freeman, Vice President of Operations & Administration, Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce
• Eran Harrill, President/CEO, Black Chamber of Commerce of Metro Oklahoma City
• Gisele Marcus, Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Operations, St. Louis Regional Chamber
• Diana Rivas-Smith, Vice President, Member Engagement, Dallas Regional Chamber
• Tim Rogers, Vice President of Membership, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
• Cleo Rodriguez, President/CEO, United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce
• Jolyn Sattizahn, Vice President of Community Affairs, Columbia Chamber of Commerce

“Increasing diversity and inclusion throughout the chamber industry remains a top priority for ACCE,” said Sheree Anne Kelly, ACCE’s President and CEO. “We are excited to bring together this impressive group of chamber leaders. In addition to providing robust professional development and a strong peer cohort experience, we hope to leverage their participation as a sounding board on issues critical to the future of the chamber industry.”

Throughout the program, participants will engage in a range of professional development opportunities designed to equip them with knowledge of best practices in chamber leadership, a strong peer network and national connections to advance their work.

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