2022 Academy Faculty Members Announced

A top-notch list of instructors has once again been secured for W.A.C.E.’s Academy program, which will be held July 31–August 3 in Sacramento.

“The Steering Committee takes great pride in announcing our superstar lineup of instructors for this year’s Academy program,” said Committee Chairman Glenn Morris, ACE. “The members of our faculty are ready to share organization management essentials, best practices and, most importantly, new practices needed to succeed in the chamber business in 2022 and beyond.”

Faculty members and the courses that they will be teaching are:

First Year

• Molly and Mark Alcorn, Alcorn Law, “Legal Basics.”

• Whitney Diver-McEvoy, Yountville (CA) Chamber, “Committee and Board Development.”

• Dave Kilby, W.A.C.E. and CalChamber, “Chamber Overview and Trends.”

• Nancy Lindholm, ACE, West Ventura County (CA) Business Alliance, “Budget Preparation and Monitoring.”

• Kyle Sexton, Chamber Think Strategies, “Membership Sales and Recruitment.”

• Kami Welch, ACE, Arvada (CO) Chamber, “Marketing and Communications.”

Second Year

• Cathi Hight, Hight Performance Group, “Membership Retention Essentials.”

• Dave Kilby, W.A.C.E. and CalChamber, “Keeping Your Chamber Relevant.”

• Nick Ortiz, Bakersfield (CA) Chamber, “Policy Development.”

• Tom Pierson, ACE, Tacoma-Pierce County (WA) Chamber, “Financial Policies and Procedures”

• Chris Romer, ACE, Vail Valley (CO) Partnership, “Revenue Development.”

Nathan Ahle, Comcast, “Representing the Interests of Business with Government.”

Third Year

• B Gorman, B Great Leadership, “Strategic Planning.”

• Glenn Morris, ACE, Santa Maria Valley (CA) Chamber, “Everyday Ethics.”

• Pam Ridler, Castle Rock (CO) Chamber, “Intro to Economic Development.”

• Mary Beth Sewald, Vegas (NV) Chamber, “Dealing with the Media.”

• Mark Turner, Gilroy (CA) Chamber, “Personal Leadership Development.”

• Jessica Welch, ACE, Greater Irvine (CA) Chamber, “Staff Development and Management.”

Registration materials for Academy are available on the W.A.C.E. website.