Alexandria, VA — Mary Beth Sewald, president and CEO of the Vegas Chamber, 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 1,600 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 Mary Beth Sewald to the ACCE Board of Directors,” said Sheree Anne Kelly, president & CEO of ACCE. “She joins the organization’s volunteer leadership at a time when the role of chambers of commerce has never been more critical. As our members’ communities and regions emerge from the pandemic and focus on economic recovery, Mary Beth’s expertise and leadership will contribute to achieving meaningful change, continued economic recovery and more equitable prosperity.”
As the chief executive of the largest and broadest-based business association in Nevada, Sewald sets the vision for the Vegas Chamber and leads its strategy of supporting local businesses and pursuing initiatives to boost job growth, a healthy economy, and a vibrant community. Sewald is engaged on several policy initiatives at the local, regional, national, and international levels and represents the Vegas Chamber as the leading advocate for Nevada businesses.
“I look forward to collaborating with my fellow ACCE board directors to help chambers of commerce from across the country and the globe grow their economies, create jobs, and strategize for the future,” said Sewald.
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 to achieve the highest impact in their communities.
Established in 1914, ACCE is an association of over 9,000 chamber professionals from 1,600 chambers of commerce throughout the United States, including 93 of the top 100 U.S. metro areas and a host of international markets. 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.