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Tony Vedda, IOM, CCE


Tony has been the Chamber's President & CEO since 2007, following two years of service on the Board of Directors. His career in chamber management began thirty years ago as a membership specialist for the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce. Since then, he has worked with several general market chambers in Arizona and California, and five years as Executive Director of San Francisco's Golden Gate Business Association, the nation's first LGBT chamber of commerce.

Tony is one of less than 5 percent of active chamber leaders and the only LGBT chamber leader to receive the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) designation from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). He is a US Chamber's Institute for Organization Management (IOM) graduate. Tony has served on the US Chamber West Institute Board of Regents, the Institute Board of Trustees, and an Institute Faculty member. He currently serves on the boards of the North Texas Commission, Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE), and ACCE, where he is chair-elect of the CCE Commission. He is a graduate of Leadership San Francisco, the inaugural class of the LGBT Leadership Institute,  and is a member of the Leadership Dallas alumni associations.

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