The 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 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 14 chamber CEOs and staff professionals that make up the W.A.C.E. Emerging Leaders Advisory Council are:

• Tray Abney – The Chamber of Reno, Sparks, Northern Nevada (NV)
• Angie Anderson – Glenwood Springs (CO) Chamber Resort Association
• Stephanie Armstrong – The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region (CA)
• Colin Diaz – Santa Fe Springs (CA) Chamber
• Alicia Early – Castle Rock (CO) Chamber
• Rana Ghadban – Simi Valley (CA) Chamber
• Krystlyn Giedt – Carmel (CA) Chamber
• Derek Kirk – North Orange County (CA) Chamber
• Eli Matthews – The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County (OR)
• Robert Medler – Tucson Metro (AZ) Chamber
• Derrick Seaver – The Silicon Valley (CA) Organization
• Stephanie Shapiro – Corona (CA) Chamber
• Jessica Welch – Irvine (CA) Chamber
• Kami Welch – Arvada (CO) Chamber

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