Fifty (50) class members began their Academy journey in 2014, with thirty-two (32) completing the three-year course in 2016.  We are proud to present the Academy graduating class of 2016 who graduated at the W.A.C.E. Annual Conference in Los Angeles, CA on February 3, 2017.

Emily Abernathy

Director of Operations
Lake Tahoe South Shore (CA/NV) Chamber of Commerce
 
   
   
Amy Broome

Director of Sales & Marketing
Half Moon Bay/Coastside (CA) Chamber of Commerce

Suzanne Brown

Senior Vice President
Longview (TX) Chamber of Commerce

Lora Butterfield

President/CEO
Fife Milton Edgewood (WA) Chamber of Commerce

Cindy Camarena

Business Relations Director
Porterville (CA) Chamber of Commerce

Diane Collins

President/CEO
Norco Area (CA) Chamber of Commerce

Scott Ericson

Vice President, Sales
The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region (CA)

Michelle Harrington

Executive Director
Greater Vail Area (AZ) Chamber of Commerce

Laura Henkels

Executive Director
Laguna Beach (CA) Chamber of Commerce

Jennifer Johnson

Executive Assistant
W.A.C.E. & CalChamber

Shelley Junker

Membership Advisor
Bend (OR) Chamber of Commerce

Lee Larrew

Director of Operations
Carmel (CA) Chamber of Commerce

Rene Ledbetter

President
Ceres (CA) Chamber of Commerce

Jacki Lee

Membership Director
Yuba-Sutter (CA) Chamber of Commerce


Sarah Maggelet

CEO
Templeton (CA) Chamber of Commerce

Melissa Manry

Director of Operations
Fairfield-Suisun (CA) Chamber of Commerce

Mannie Martinez

Chief Marketing Office
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Trisha Martinez

Membership & Marketing Director
Grand Junction Area (CO) Chamber of Commerce

Michelle Mason

Director, Partnership & Programs
Beaverton Area (OR) Chamber of Commerce

Eli Matthews

Senior Vice President, Travel Medford
The Chamber of Commerce of Medford/Jackson County (OR)

Lana Painter

Executive Director
Sherwood (OR) Chamber of Commerce
 
   
   
David Phillips

Founding Owner
DLP Associates
 
   
   
Lorianne Richardson

CEO
Millbrae (CA) Chamber of Commerce 
 
   
   
Marvin Riggs

Real Estate Broker
 
   
   
Shaz Roth

President/CEO
Pajaro Valley (CA) Chamber of Commerce
 
   
   
Rikki Shaffer

CEO
Yuba-Sutter (CA) Chamber of Commerce
 
   
   
Stephanie Shapiro

Event Coordinator & Member Services
Corona (CA) Chamber of Commerce
 
   
   
Ann Sidler

Member Services
Palos Verdes Peninsula (CA) Chamber of Commerce
 
   
   
Mark Turner

President/CEO
Gilroy (CA) Chamber of Commerce
 
   
   
Maria Valenzuela

Membership & Events
Tracy (CA) Chamber of Commerce
 
   
   
Heather Vina

President/CEO
McKinleyville (CA) Chamber of Commerce
 
   
   
Jason Zara

Executive Director
Chino Valley (CA) Chamber of Commerce
 
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President/CEO
Boulder City (NV) Chamber
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