Chamber Executive Graduates from W.A.C.E. Academy

Suzanne Brown

Published: Feb. 10, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
Updated: Feb. 10, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
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Chamber Executive Graduates from W.A.C.E. Academy

Suzanne S. Brown, the Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications at the Longview Chamber of Commerce, was among the 32 chamber executives to graduate last Friday from Academy, a professional development program presented by the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.).

Academy is an interactive three-year training program on chamber management essentials designed for today’s chamber executives and staff professionals.

“We congratulate all of the graduates and their chambers for having the vision to invest in professional development,” said W.A.C.E. President Dave Kilby.

During the three-year Academy program, graduates participated in 18 three-hour classes and must successfully complete additional independent study outside of the classroom.

“W.A.C.E. Academy is a fast-track development program raising the competency levels and skill sets for chamber professionals. It provides an environment establishing connections with like-minded professionals that will last your career,” said Suzanne Brown.

W.A.C.E is an association of chamber of commerce executives and staff professionals designed to promote and enhance professional development. With approximately 830 members from seventeen Western states and Canada, W.A.C.E. is the largest state or regional association of chamber of commerce executives in the United States.

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