Natalie English Elected to Board of Directors for Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)
Natalie English, President & CEO of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce 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 Natalie 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. Natalie’s 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.”
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.
Natalie has served for over 20 years in a chamber of commerce leadership role and over 30 years advocating on behalf of business. She has a strong track record of success and has been responsible for building community support for many investments in infrastructure that have been key to economic development in the communities in which she has worked.
As President & CEO, Natalie carries out the vision of the Chamber to position the Wilmington community for prosperity by cultivating and encouraging business growth. Natalie serves as convener and facilitator of community leaders to address critical issues affecting our economic success.
Natalie is a Certified Chamber Executive, a distinction just 250 people have received. She has been named as a 2008 Women in Business Achievement Award Winner by the Charlotte Business Journal and in 2009 and 2013 the Mecklenburg Times named Natalie one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Charlotte.