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Partnership CEO Jay Byers Re-Elected to Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Board

September 1, 2016

Greater Des Moines Partnership CEO Jay Byers has been re-elected to serve on the board of directors for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), an Alexandria, Va.-based professional association for chambers of commerce and similar economic and community development organizations. This is the second stint that Byers has served on the ACCE board, having served from 2012 to 2015, including as a member of the executive committee in 2014 and 2015.

The more than 60 members of ACCE’s board of directors represent organizations based in communities in 40 U.S. states, Canada and France.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the newly elected directors and look forward to collaboratively moving our communities forward, which is what we’ve accomplished together for the past century,” said ACCE President Mick Fleming.

The mission of the 102-year-old ACCE organization is to support and develop chamber professionals to lead businesses and their communities. ACCE identifies and analyzes trends affecting communities, shares best practices, convenes thought leaders and develops benchmarking studies.  Board members help refine existing programs and shape new resources to help chamber leaders improve operations and drive mission success at their organizations.

ACCE’s vision and mission remain fundamentally unchanged from 100 years ago, but its approach has evolved over time to meet the modern needs of chambers of commerce.

“I am honored to again serve on the ACCE board of directors as ACCE has been a tremendous partner for our organization and the Greater Des Moines region.” Byers said. “ACCE is on the cutting edge of identifying opportunities for chambers of commerce to grow, evolve and thrive in a rapidly-changing world.”

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 330 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.

About Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, founded in 1914, uniquely serves approximately 7,000 individuals who manage chambers of commerce located in communities around the globe. The mission of the Alexandria, Va.-based organization is to support and develop chamber professionals to lead businesses and their communities. Learn more about us by visiting ACCE.org.