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MACCE Announces Chamber Executive of the Year

MACCE Announces Chamber Executive of the Year
April 3, 2023

The Maryland Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (MACCE) named Greater Rockville Chamber President and CEO Marji Graf its 2023 Maryland Chamber Executive of the Year.

“Marji is an exceptional leader and was selected as MACCE’s 2023 Chamber Executive of the Year because of her many notable accomplishments on behalf of the Greater Rockville Chamber of Commerce,” said Bill Chambers, MACCE President. “Marji helped the Greater Rockville Chamber, and its members deal with the many challenges of the pandemic, while still focusing on their program of work and making a difference for her members and her community.”

Among the numerous accomplishments noted in Marji’s nomination, standout achievements included diversifying and expanding her chamber’s programming, increasing its fiscal stability, and developing new, innovative responses to attracting and retaining members. “She is a dedicated leader with a positive attitude and innovative spirit. Her commitment to the Chamber’s success was evidenced by adding new events, advocating for local businesses, and leading an effort to develop and implement values-based dues in 2022,” stated Laura Nash, Board Chair of the Greater Rockville Chamber and Relationship Manager and Vice President of West Financial Services.

An active member of MACCE, Marji is currently serving in her second year on MACCE’s Executive Board as Treasurer. Previous to moving to Maryland five years ago, Marji was a chamber leader in New England where she served as President of the Vermont Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and President of the New England Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.”

Each year MACCE presents an award to the chamber executive who has demonstrated outstanding success in leading his/her chamber of commerce. Criteria include employment at the current chamber for at least three years as well as documentation of proven success in overcoming challenges, in fiscal management, legislative action, and in achieving the chamber’s program of work.

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The Maryland Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives is a membership organization consisting of chamber of commerce executives from throughout the State of Maryland. MACCE supports the continued professional development, training, mentorship, and education of its members and provides valuable networking opportunities. For more information, visit

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