ACCE honored 40 of the chamber industry’s top emerging leaders who have demonstrated success in their careers and made significant contributions to the communities they serve. W.A.C.E. members who were honored include: Dan Brooks, Billings (MT) Chamber; Maren Cerimele, Vail Valley (CO) Partnership; Josh Driskell, Jenks (OK) Chamber; Kyle Jacobson, Lubbock (TX) Chamber; Jim Johnson, Pearland (TX) Chamber; and Brittany Quick-Warner, Eugene Area (OR) Chamber.
Mike Glover has been named CEO of the Tahoe (CA) Chamber. Glover previously led the Hood River (OR) Chamber and VisitBend. Glover replaces Steve Teshara, who will remain on staff as the government affairs and legislative advisor.
The Salinas Valley (CA) Chamber has announced that Steve McShane has been appointed interim president/CEO. McShane previously owned McShane’s Landscape Supply. McShane succeeds Paul Farmer, who resigned after successfully leading the organization for the past decade.
Christina Davis has announced she will be leaving the LAX Coastal Area (CA) Chamber to lead the Gateway Los Angeles Property Business Improvement District. The chamber has announced that Chad Maender, the current vice president of membership, will be taking over as the new president/CEO.
The Morgan Hill (CA) Chamber has promoted Nick Gaich to president/CEO. Gaich previously served the chamber as chief operating officer. Gaich was preceded by Brittney Sherman, who left the chamber to become the economic development coordinator for the city of Morgan Hill.
Jenny MacMurdo has announced she will be leaving the Carmel (CA) Chamber to take over the position of president for the Pacific Grove (CA) Chamber. A search is underway for her replacement at the Carmel Chamber.
Brad Hicks has been named 2022 Jobs Champion by Oregon Business & Industry in recognition of his decades of work on behalf of employers in the region, supporting and helping them navigate regulatory issues, shifts in the region’s economy resulting from changing federal and state policies, recessions, natural disasters, and, of course, the global pandemic.