Lisa Hermes one of 22 nationwide selected to participate

Lisa Hermes McKinney Chamber of Commerce President & CEO has been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to participate in a ten-month professional development program designed to assist them in improving education and talent development outcomes in their communities.

The Fellowship for Education & Talent Development is an immersive executive development program that provides chamber of commerce professionals the ability to interact with peers, ACCE staff and national experts. Through a combination of in-person and virtual activities, fellows will be given a deep dive into the cutting-edge theories, approaches and best practices in talent development.

Throughout the program, participants will focus on addressing specific education attainment or workforce development issues in their communities.

“The new cohort of fellows is a thoughtful, experienced and knowledgeable group with a broad range of perspectives. With the creativity and energy they give their organizations, we are delighted to offer a program where these professionals can expand their portfolios and evolve their already impressive community initiatives,” said ACCE President and CEO, Sheree Anne Kelly. “This class represents some of the foremost leaders in the chamber industry, and the impact they will have on their communities, as a result of their determination, will be immeasurable.”

ACCE’s Fellowship for Education and Talent Development is designed to advance a chamber of commerce’s already-defined goals and ultimately develop and execute a plan for specific education and talent development objectives.

Leaders selected to participate in the 2019-20 Fellowship represent communities including Grand Rapids, Michigan, Rogers, Arkansas, Orlando, Florida, Huntsville, Alabama, Green Bay, Wisconsin, McKinney, Texas, Hickory, North Carolina, Rochester, New York, Ocala, Florida, Newnan, Georgia, Lubbock, Texas, Phoenix, Arizona, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Stamford, Connecticut, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Albany, New York, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Memphis, Tennessee, Springfield, Missouri, York, PA, Columbia, Tennessee, and San Jose, California.

About the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
Established in 1914, ACCE is an association of 9,000 leaders from 1,300 chambers of commerce, including 93 of the top 100 U.S. metro areas. The combined membership of ACCE chambers is close to one million businesses. Chamber leaders look to ACCE for best practices, networks and new ideas that will help them advance the interests of their communities. ACCE recommends successful programs and strategies, and identifies trends, partners and business models that show promise. For more information, visit www.ACCE.org.

For more information about ACCE’s Education and Talent Development Division, visit www.ACCE.org/ETD.

About the McKinney Chamber of Commerce  The McKinney Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for the McKinney business community and proudly serves as the unified business voice of McKinney. The Chamber, which celebrated its Centennial in 2014, represents over 40,000 employees from more than 1,400 business investors in McKinney and throughout the North Texas region. With a rich heritage of leadership and collaboration, the Chamber works in concert with the City of McKinney, community partners and the corporate community to promote, advocate for and expand business. Through McKinneyChamber.comMcKinneyOnline.com and associated social media pages and feeds, the McKinney Chamber markets the community's advantages as the foremost location for doing business and to keep a growing community connected. You can find the McKinney Chamber of Commerce on FacebookTwitterYouTube and Flickr.