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Sheree Anne Kelly (Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE))

Sheree Anne Kelly

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)

Sheree Anne is the chief executive of the ACCE – and its affiliated organizations – representing more than 10,000 industry professionals. She’s responsible for leading the exceptional team which serves the community via professional development, innovative problem solving, management resources, organizational benefits and industry thought leadership. Her role also includes strategic planning, governance oversight and serving as a spokesperson for the community. Previously, Sheree Anne was senior vice president of the Public Affairs Council where she served as chief public affairs expert.

Gene Gene Barr (PA Chamber of Business & Industry)

Gene Gene Barr

PA Chamber of Business & Industry

Gene Barr oversees all operations of the PA Chamber and its for-profit subsidiary, PA Chamber Insurance. Barr joined the PA Chamber in February 2003. He served for more than eight years as Vice President of Government and Public Affairs prior to being elected president in October 2011. During his tenure, Barr has worked on a large number of significant legislative and regulatory efforts critical to Pennsylvania’s business climate. He previously served as a local elected official in the Philadelphia area for almost 10 years. He graduated from St. Joseph’s University in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

Bob Harris (CAE)

Bob Harris


For over 30 years, Bob has guided associations and chambers to increase performance and set a direction. He is on the faculty of the US Chamber teaching at the Institute for Organization Management. To improve associations, he created a self-assessment process used by more than 20,000 organizations. He’s been called the “Martha Stewart of association management” for providing tips and templates that make governance and management easier. He’s worked in the hospitality industry for Hyatt Hotels in Tampa for over 30 years.

Dave Kilby (Executive Vice President at Western Association of Chamber Executives (WACE))

Dave Kilby

Executive Vice President at Western Association of Chamber Executives (WACE)

Dave Kilby, executive vice president, corporate affairs, joined the CalChamber staff in December 1988 after more than 11 years in local chamber of commerce management. In addition to working with CalChamber major members, he serves as CalChamber corporate secretary and coordinates Board relations. Kilby also serves as president/chief executive officer of the Western Association of Chamber Executives. Kilby has communicated extensively with California businesses through travel and speaking engagements, developing and implementing an extensive outreach program for members, potential members and grassroots contacts. Kilby holds a B.A. in political science from California State University, Fresno. He is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber Institutes for Organization Management program and served as 1996 chairman for the Western Institute at UCLA.

Christa Lundy (Executive Director of Meadville Chamber)

Christa Lundy

Executive Director of Meadville Chamber
Lori Nocito (Executive Director of Leadership Wilkes-Barre)

Lori Nocito

Executive Director of Leadership Wilkes-Barre
Shari Pash (President & Owner at Strategic Solutions for Growth)

Shari Pash

President & Owner at Strategic Solutions for Growth

Shari Pash is changing the culture and way organizations approach membership recruitment and retention.  She provides a customized multi-step recruitment and retention program with proven success in net new member growth.  Client outcomes continue to excel through the implementation of foundational tools and reports that have proven success for accountability and growth.  In addition to membership work, Shari conducts board of director orientation and planning sessions

Randi Penfil (National Speaker for Google)

Randi Penfil

National Speaker for Google

Randi is a speaker for Google’s Get Your Business Online program. She has more than 20 years experience in sales, business development, marketing, team building, and public speaking. Her passion...helping small businesses and nonprofits take control of their digital footprint. As a professional speaker and trainer, Randi has helped thousands of small businesses and nonprofits.

Maggie Sheely (US Chamber of Commerce)

Maggie Sheely

US Chamber of Commerce

Maggie is a Senior Manager with the US Chamber, and has been in that position since December 2013. She previously served as a Federal Relations Associate for Penn State University from July 2008 to December 2013. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Penn State University.

Anissa Starnes (Owner at Swingbridge Partners LLC)

Anissa Starnes

Owner at Swingbridge Partners LLC

A savvy, innovative professional with experience leading Chambers of Commerce, nonprofit organizations and small businesses by providing expert organizational development services and cutting-edge solutions.  A popular and entertaining speaker, Anissa gives small businesses and nonprofits the tools, techniques, and strategies they need to grow and expand their business and to maximize the power of relationship marketing.

Gina Suydam (President at Wyoming County Chamber)

Gina Suydam

President at Wyoming County Chamber