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Tallia Hart Named to Executive Committee for Western Association of Chamber Executives and President-Elect for Southern California Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
IRVINE, Calif., (January 7, 2016) – The Irvine Chamber of Commerce today announced that Tallia Hart, president and CEO of the Chamber, was selected to serve as vice chair on the executive committee of the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) for the 2016 program year and chair of the 2017 W.A.C.E. annual conference to be held in LA. In addition, Hart was named president-elect for the Southern California Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (S.C.A.C.C.E.) and will serve as the organization’s president in 2017.
“Tallia’s strong leadership and management skills along with the respect amongst her peers were instrumental in her selection to serve on the executive committee,” said Dave Kilby, president and CEO of W.A.C.E. “We look forward to her contributions in the year ahead in helping to advance the association.”
As part of the executive committee of W.A.C.E., Hart will take on multiple leadership roles including serving as chair of the association’s 2017 Annual Conference, helping to define the event’s program, and acting as a liaison for the association’s 850 chamber professionals represented among 17 Western states and Canada. As president-elect for the S.C.A.C.C.E., Hart will leverage her experience in working with board, membership and other community leaders to build on the association’s past successes and develop new programs that will lead the organization into the future.
Hart, an Accredited Chamber Executive, has been involved and held a series of leadership positions with W.A.C.E. since 2003 and S.C.A.C.C.E. from 2008. She was honored with the William Hammond Award given for excellence in Chamber of Commerce management in 2006. Hart will assume her positions on February 4, 2016.
About The Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.)
The Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) is the premier organization for education and professional development for chamber executives and staff. The association’s mission is to promote and enhance professional development of chamber of commerce executives. W.A.C.E. now represents over 850 chamber professionals in 17 Western states and Canada. Additional information is available at www.waceonline.com.
About The Southern California Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (S.C.A.C.C.E)
The Southern California Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives is membership organization dedicated to the education and advancement of Southern California chamber management professionals. The S.C.A.C.C.E. was started in the 1980s as a vehicle to bring local Southern California chambers of commerce together for professional development and networking. Additional information is available at www.scacce.org.
About The Irvine Chamber of Commerce
The Irvine Chamber of Commerce is one of the most influential Chambers in Orange County, representing more than 800 businesses in the area. The Irvine Chamber’s mission is to promote an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of local businesses while offering members a wide range of benefits, services, programs and information. The organization serves as a catalyst for local economic growth by: promoting the city as a dynamic business and tourism destination; providing valuable training and networking opportunities; and advocating for the interests of the business community with federal, state and local officials. The Irvine Chamber is funded by member businesses, signature events, advertising and a Hotel Improvement District voluntary assessment on sold hotel rooms. The Irvine Chamber does not receive any city funding, any portion of the 8% Transient Occupancy Tax collected or any resident-funded tax. The Irvine Chamber remains the largest business organization in Orange County and one of the most innovative in the nation, and has received a Four Star Accreditation with the United States Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit www.irvinechamber.com.