Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC President & CEO Elected to Industry Board
Ryan Unger Elected to board of directors for Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
Harrisburg, Pa. (August 8, 2023) — Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC President and CEO Ryan Unger, 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 Ryan Unger to the ACCE Board of Directors,” said Sheree Anne Kelly, president & CEO of ACCE. “At a time when the role of chambers of commerce has never been more critical, the future is limitless for ACCE and the chamber industry. Ryan’s expertise and leadership will be invaluable as we continue to optimize our opportunities and expand the pivotal role chambers play in shaping and strengthening our regions globally.”
Unger has served as Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC President & CEO since July 2021. Ryan was previously named to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Committee of 100. This group of 100 local and state chamber executives advises the U.S. Chamber’s board of directors, enhance lobbying and coalition work, recommend programming, and strengthen outreach to the business and chamber communities.
“I appreciate this opportunity to serve and I am grateful to ACCE for the nomination,” said Ryan Unger. “ACCE has been at the forefront of professional development and advocacy for the important role that chambers play in our community and I look forward to building on that good work.”
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.
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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.
About Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC
Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC serves as a catalyst for promoting growth and quality of life in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties through bold leadership, visionary members and powerful results. Building on its 136-year history, the organization provides a unique blend of business, community/economic development and advocacy services under one roof to boost economic vitality and livability across the region. The Chamber & CREDC is 5-star accredited by the United States Chamber of Commerce, a distinction achieved by less than five percent of chambers across the nation.
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