Adrian Hale Selected for ACCE Fellowship

Adrian Hale

The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) selected Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Senior Manager, Talent Strategy, Workforce Development, and Education Initiatives Adrian Hale to participate in a ten-month professional development program designed to assist in improving education and talent development outcomes in communities.

The Fellowship for Education and 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.

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy said, “Rochester Chamber thanks ACCE for the opportunity allowing Adrian Hale to gain national insight on education and workforce development. Talent strategy is our region’s and our nation’s number one economic development priority. Through the fellowship, Adrian will learn from experts, expand our network, and bring back to Rochester best-in-class proven methods of talent management and workforce 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.