Nick Masino elected to board of directors for Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

Nick Masino, President and CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, an Alexandria, Va.-based association of over 9,000 professionals who work for and with more than 1,600 chambers of commerce.

Members of ACCE’s board of directors represent more than 50 organizations, including many of the world’s largest and most influential regional chambers of commerce.

“We are pleased to welcome Nick Masino to the ACCE Board of Directors,” said Sheree Anne Kelly, president & CEO of ACCE. “At a time when the role of chambers of commerce has never been more critical, the future is limitless for ACCE and the chamber industry. Nick’s expertise and leadership will be invaluable as we continue to optimize our opportunities and expand the pivotal role chambers play in shaping and strengthening our regions globally.

Masino is the first GenX President and CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett. Known for his strong leadership, commitment to Gwinnett, and more than two decades of making an impact in the community and economic development arenas, Masino continues to elevate the community in his role as president and CEO. Since his appointment in 2019, he has shepherded in the most diverse board of directors in Chamber history, reinvigorated its public policy focus, implemented a new strategic plan and is currently overseeing a massive renovation to Georgia’s largest Chamber of Commerce facility. He also led the Gwinnett Chamber to receive its first-ever five-star accreditation rating from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2022.

“It is an honor to serve the chamber industry on ACCE’s board of directors this year,” said Masino. “We are grateful for ACCE’s catalytic leadership that continues to pioneer innovative ways for local chambers, like Gwinnett, to champion business.”

Masino joins industry executives from Atlanta and the state of Georgia on the ACCE Board including Presidents and CEOs Katie Kirkpatrick with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, an incoming board member, and Sara Ray with the Douglas Chamber and Amy Batchelor with the Sumter County Chamber, both of whom are current board members.

New board members were announced during ACCE’s annual conference in Salt Lake City where the Gwinnett Chamber was recently recognized as one of the top three chambers in the nation. The mission of ACCE is to support and develop chamber professionals to lead businesses and their communities. ACCE identifies and analyzes trends affecting communities, shares best practices, and develops benchmarking studies, in addition to providing other tools to help chamber leaders manage and improve operations at their organization to achieve the highest impact in their communities.

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Gwinnett Chamber facilities are currently under renovation.