The president of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce was named Chamber Executive of the Year. Joyce Waugh was recognized by the Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. She was given this designation for her performance in chamber management in Virginia.
Here is the press release from Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.
(Richmond, VA) Joyce Waugh, President of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, was selected as the “Chamber Executive of the Year” by the Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives at their annual meeting held June 21 at Mariners Landing Resort & Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake.
The Exec of the Year award recognizes outstanding performance in the field of Chamber of Commerce management in the Commonwealth of Virginia during the past year and is presented to an individual who has exhibited characteristics that make him or her a leader both in their Chamber and community. Outstanding achievements; effectiveness in addressing challenges; professionalism; program development and implementation; fiscal management; stature in the community; and other special qualities are discussed on the nomination form.
“We are tremendously pleased to have Joyce named as “Exec of the Year,” said Maryann Crowder, Executive Director of VACCE & Vice President of Operations for the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. “Joyce has been a consummate chamber professional throughout her distinguished career and we are delighted she has received this prestigious recognition from her peers. It is well deserved.”
Waugh has served as president of the Roanoke Regional Chamber for more than three years and prior to that served as vice president of public policy and strategic issues. She has been with the Chamber for 12 years and manages a staff of 10. She oversees an extensive program of work to make things better for business through advocacy, information, networking and small business assistance. In addition to serving on a number of local boards, she has chaired the Public Policy Committee of the Virginia Economic Developers Association, served as vice chair of the Virginia Lobbyists Association, and has served on the Governor-appointed Manufacturing Development Commission. She is a 2006 graduate of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership .
The Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (VACCE), administered by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, is an alliance of chamber executives representing large and small chambers of commerce from localities throughout the state. VACCE strives to develop the professional skills of chamber executives, staff and volunteer leaders. The Association also provides a forum for integrating the work of the local chambers of commerce to contribute to the growth and development not only of local communities but also to our Commonwealth.