Waymond Jackson, vice president of education and workforce development for the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA), has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).
Alexandria, Va.-based ACCE serves professionals who manage chambers of commerce. Its mission is to support and develop chamber leaders to advance the interests of their communities and businesses. ACCE represents about 7,000 leaders from about 1,300 chambers of commerce.
At the BBA, Jackson works closely with K-12 partners to create effective college and career readiness programs to help enhance the Birmingham area workforce. He also works with higher education institutions to recruit and retain new talent to the region through the BBA’s Talent Recruitment Project, which connects talent with Birmingham area companies.
“As the importance of workforce development programs in chambers of commerce throughout the U.S. has grown, their linkage to economic development has strengthened,” said Brian Hilson, CEO at the Birmingham Business Alliance. “Waymond is doing an outstanding job in advancing the BBA’s workforce development program, and his work is being recognized nationally. It is an honor for Birmingham and the BBA for him to be selected to serve on the ACCE board.”