DES MOINES, Iowa, March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Greater Des Moines Partnership Chief Communications Officer Tiffany Tauscheck and Calgary Chamber Director of Marketing and Communications Scott Crockatt have partnered to lead the Marketing and Communications Division Advisory Board for Alexandria, Va.-based Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).
The goal of the division is to foster strengthened partnerships between chamber of commerce professionals across North America and to elevate the communications and marketing work being done by chambers of commerce globally.
"Chambers of commerce strengthen our communities and affect positive change nationally and internationally through their game-changing programs and initiatives at the local level," said Mick Fleming, ACCE president. "We are excited by the relaunch of this division and the formation of this advisory board which will allow chambers of commerce to better learn from each other and strengthen the chamber movement on a global scale."
Tauscheck has served in her role at The Partnership since 2015. The Partnership has been able to facilitate collaboration among many diverse stakeholders to drive unprecedented growth in the region in terms of economic development and population growth. In Tauscheck's time with the organization, The Partnership has strategically elevated its presence nationally and internationally. Tauscheck is well-recognized regionally as the first Emerging Woman of Influence by the Business Record, a 40 Under 40 honoree by the same organization and the Metro Women's Network's 2015 Woman of the Year, among others. Nationally, she was named one of the nation's top Forty Under 40 leaders in nonprofits and associations by USAE. Internationally, Tauscheck serves on the World Chambers Federations Digital Strategy Task Force to help frame communications, serve chambers and foster collaboration between the global network of chambers.
"Few people would be more qualified to create this board than Tiffany Tauscheck," said Don Pearson, Regional President at Wells Fargo Bank and The Partnership's 2017 Board Chair. "The Greater Des Moines community is stronger due to The Partnership's work, and it is important that we share our story and other success stories to lead national growth from the community level."
Crockatt calls himself "the head cheerleader for business" in his city and has lead marketing and communications for the Chamber since 2013. Over the past several years the Calgary Chamber has undergone a dramatic transformation: from an organization perceived by many as old, pale and stale, to a modern chamber of the future. Now serving a diverse group of innovative and creative entrepreneurs and public companies to help their businesses grow – fast. Scott's work has received international award recognition through the World Chambers Federation, and he has been named as a Top 40 Under 40.
"I believe business has the power to do incredible good in the world, and that the chamber network has a unique ability to create global positive change, in working with those business," said Adam Legge, President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber. "Sharing best practices and ideas through this network is immensely important to allow us to maximize that change. ACCE has been so valuable to our chamber, and me personally, in charting our course to the future, and I know this Marketing Communications Division will make a big difference as well."
The Marketing and Communications Division Advisory Board is an invite-only, executive-level volunteer leadership group that charts the path for activities of the division. Broader participation in the division is open to any communications and marketing professional employed by an ACCE member chamber of commerce. For more information about the division's scope of work, contact Ben Wills, ACCE director of communications and marketing, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-998-3560.
About the 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 www.ACCE.org.
About the Greater Des Moines Partnership
The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization serving Central Iowa for more than 125 years. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce and more than 6,000 business members, The Partnership drives economic growth and careers through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration. We foster an environment where residents are empowered to live their passions and shape our community, making Greater Des Moines the best place in the world to build a business and life. For more information, visit DesMoinesMetro.com.
About the Calgary Chamber
The Calgary Chamber is a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Calgary, Canada. Calgary is a city of over 1.4 million residents and has both more small businesses and more corporate head offices per capita than anywhere else in the country. For over 125 years, the Chamber has worked to connect these businesses, help them grow and expand their influence in an effort to make the city a better place to live work, and grow a business – for all.
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