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February 12, 2020 (916) 930-1202
Brawley Chamber Executive Appointed to Emerging Leaders Council
The Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) announced the newest members of its Emerging Leaders Council last week at its annual conference in Portland, OR. Amongst the new appointees is Brawley Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer, Katie B. Luna.
“I am honored to be appointed to the W.A.C.E. Emerging Leaders Council. I am privileged to serve our industry in this capacity while bringing the latest industry knowledge to our chamber and the Imperial Valley. I look forward to working with my peers and learning from my mentors, while leading our Chamber. We will continue to be a catalyst for business growth, a convener of leaders and influencers, and a champion for our community,” said Luna.
The Emerging Leaders Council was formed to identify & recognize future leaders (all under 40) in W.A.C.E. and the chamber of commerce industry.
Members of the Council will be asked to provide program feedback and ideas for the good of W.A.C.E. and will serve as advisors to the association’s Board and President.
The 3 chamber CEOs and staff professionals named to the W.A.C.E. Emerging Leaders Council are:
· Maren Cerimele – Vail Valley (CO) Partnership
· Katie B. Luna – Brawley (CA) Chamber
· Samantha Shapiro – Simi Valley (CA) Chamber
W.A.C.E. is an association of chamber of commerce executives and staff professionals with members in 19 Western states and Canada designed to promote and enhance the professional development of chamber of commerce executives. With approximately 870 members, W.A.C.E. is the largest state or regional association of chamber of commerce executives in the United States.
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