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Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development

WAVERLY PARTNERS has a stellar national reputation of service to chambers of commerce and economic development organizations. We most often work in direct partnership with the organization’s Board of Directors on search assignments for the President and Chief Executive Officer positions. We have also conducted searches for Vice Presidents and Directors within these organizations.

The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), the national organization for chamber leaders, has designated WAVERLY PARTNERS as the preferred provider of executive search services; we are the only firm in the country to have earned this distinction.

We have knowledge of executive leaders at chambers and economic development organizations across the country along with established connections with the International Economic Development Council, ACCE, American Society of Association Executives, state chambers and regional economic development organizations. Our firm works with clients in multiple industries, giving us many additional contacts through business associations and executives nationwide.

Representative assignments include:

  • President & Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President of Economic Development and Senior Vice President of Issues Management for a 20,000-member chamber, recognized as the largest chamber of commerce in United States.
  • President & Chief Executive Officer and Senior Vice President of Economic Development for a 2,100-member chamber in a Midwestern market of 500,000 people.
  • President & Chief Executive Officer for an 850-member regional chamber in a Western U.S. state capital city.
  • President & Chief Executive Officer for a recently merged 1,200-member multicounty chamber and economic development organization.
  • President & Chief Executive Officer for an 11-county regional private sector-funded economic development organization.
  • Senior Vice President of Economic Development for a 2,700-member chamber in the sixth best city for jobs in the United States.