NEW ORLEANS — Sandra Lombana Lindquist, CCE, President & CEO of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce has been elected to serve on the board of directors for ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, an Alexandria, Va.-based association of over 9,000 professionals who work for and with more than 1,600 chambers of commerce. Members of ACCE’s board of directors represent more than 50 organizations, including many of the world’s largest and most influential regional chambers of commerce.
“We are pleased to welcome Sandra Lindquist to the ACCE Board of Directors,” said Sheree Anne Kelly, President & CEO of ACCE. “She joins the organization’s volunteer leadership at a time when the role of chambers of commerce has never been more critical. As our members’ communities and regions emerge from the pandemic and focus on economic recovery, Sandra’s expertise and leadership will contribute to achieving meaningful change, continued economic recovery and more equitable prosperity.”
Sandra Lombana Lindquist has over 25 years of experience in economic and community development in the New Orleans region. She earned her B.A from the University of Texas and has a master’s degree from Tulane University. Sandra has a passion for promoting women’s networking in the workforce. In 2015, Sandra was nominated as one of 50 women for New Orleans CityBusiness’ Women of the Year. In 2016, she represented the New Orleans Chamber in Leadership Louisiana and graduated from Delgado’s Goldman Sachs10,000 Small Businesses Program. Sandra completed her accreditation as a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) in 2018 making her the only practicing chamber executive in the State of Louisiana with this accreditation.
The mission of ACCE is to support and develop chamber professionals to lead businesses and their communities. ACCE identifies and analyzes trends affecting communities, shares best practices, and develops benchmarking studies, in addition to providing other tools to help chamber leaders manage and improve operations at their organization to achieve the highest impact in their communities.
About New Orleans Chamber: The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization consisting of business and community leaders who work together to create a dynamic business climate that drives entrepreneurship and business success in the New Orleans community. The Chamber connects all businesses to foster development in the New Orleans community through networking, education, and advocacy. With a network of more than 1,200 member businesses, the Chamber is a driving force in the Greater New Orleans business community. Visit NewOrleansChamber.org or call 504-799-4260 for more information.
Established in 1914, ACCE is an association of over 9,000 chamber professionals from 1,600 chambers of commerce throughout the United States, including 93 of the top 100 U.S. metro areas and a host of international markets. 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.