Omaha, NE. July 29 – The Greater Omaha Chamber today announced David G. Brown, president and CEO was named chairman of the board, Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, the nation’s largest nonprofit association for chamber professionals of its kind.
Brown accepts the tenure while continuing to lead the region’s highest-performing chamber: the Greater Omaha Chamber, a 2015 ACCE Chamber of the Year, and the catalyst organization leading the Metro’s $32-million Prosper Omaha 2.0 campaign – an initiative designed to create 10,000 jobs and $3 billion in new investment.
When given the choice, I focus on Catalytic Leadership,” Brown said, “I believe that chamber executives should look into the future and get comfortable with causing change that will accomplish a long-term vision of the future for your community. We are the change agents. To do that you have to look over the next hill and see what disruptions we need to cause to accomplish the future we want. And just as important, we need to identify those disruptions we need to avoid to keep us on track towards our preferred future.”
ACCE board chairs serve one-year terms, and Brown’s term will span July 2019 through July 2020. In this role, he will oversee activities of a 70-member board of directors that provides leadership and strategic direction to the association’s 30-person staff.
In addition to leading ACCE’s board of directors, Brown will continue adding direction to Horizon Initiative: Chambers 2025, a future-focused endeavor designed to inspire out-of-the-box ideas for growth-centric communities.
About the Greater Omaha Chamber
The mission of the Greater Omaha Chamber is to champion a thriving business community and a prosperous region through visionary leadership and collaboration. This is accomplished by advocating for a strong business climate, creating opportunities for member visibility and business connections, pursuing investment and jobs for the region, strengthening leaders and the community and enhancing the region’s brand and image.
ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, was founded in 1914 and today represents a membership of nearly 10,000 professionals who work for and with more than 1,300 chambers of commerce around the world. ACCE’s members represent the largest metropolitan regions in the United States and Canada, in addition to major metropolitan regions abroad. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, the mission of ACCE is to support chamber professionals so they can lead their communities. Learn more by visiting www.ACCE.org.
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