About

The Maine Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (MACCE) provides a forum where chamber executives meet to share ideas, network with peers, and build partnerships with other chambers of commerce across Maine. Members gain access to educational opportunities designed specifically for the needs of Maine’s chamber of commerce executives through two yearly conferences, typically in the Spring and Fall.

For decades, the Maine Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives has been a leader in promoting personal development and professionalism within the field of chamber of commerce management. The association has provided job-related educational programs for chamber presidents, executive directors, and members of the boards of directors of local chambers. This has occurred in group settings and through individual visits to specific chamber locations.

In addition, MACCE encourages professional development and offers scholarships to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Organizational Management. Through the organization, members gain access to other professional opportunities designed specifically for the needs of chamber of commerce executives.

MACCE works closely with the Maine chamber community to ensure new chamber leaders can easily engage with peers; that local chambers collaborate so as not to “reinvent the wheel;” and in offering technical support when appropriate to local chambers.

MACCE Executive Committee & Officers


Jessie Perkins

President
Bethel Area Chamber of Chamber
jessie@bethelmaine.com

Tom Peaco

Vice President
Penobscot Bay Chamber of Chamber
tom@penbaychamber.com

Deb Neuman

Treasurer
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce
deb@bangorregionchamber.com

Katie Doherty

Secretary
Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce
kld@kennebecvalleychamber.com

Cory King

Immediate Past President
Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber
executivedirector@midcoastmaine.com

Eleanor Vadenais

The Maine Beaches
Wells Chamber of Commerce
eleanor@wellschamber.org

Cheryl Dickson

Maine Lakes & Mountains
River Valley Chamber of Commerce
info@rivervalleychamber.com

Steve Ryan

Mid-Coast
Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce
director@belfastmaine.org

Denise Buzzelli

The Maine Highlands
Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce
exdir@piscataquischamber.com

Jason Gayne

Kennebec & Moose River Valleys
Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce
exdir@skowheganareachamber.com

Quincy Hentzel

Greater Portland & Casco Bay Region
Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce
qhentzel@portlandregion.com

Gretchen Wilson

Downeast & Acadia Region
Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce
gwilson@ellsworthchamber.org

Vacant

Aroostook County Region