“Oklahoma City’s incredible growth
and transformation over the past decade, from downtown development to business
climate, is a testament to Roy Williams’s vision and his team at the Oklahoma
City Chamber,” said ACCE President Mick Fleming. “Roy embodies leadership in
this profession, and his ability to size up and solve big challenges is a huge
asset to this association. I look forward to advancing our work together during
his tenure as chairman.”
Williams served as the first chairman of ACCE’s Economic and
Community Development Division. He was chair of ACCE Metro Cities from 2009–2010. In 2008, he was the recipient of the group’s top award, the Chairman’s
Award. He has served on the faculty for the U. S. Chamber’s Institute for
Organization Management and the International Economic Development Council’s
Economic Development Institute.
“ACCE serves the needs of chamber
management nationwide, and I am honored to be a part of it,” Williams said.
“Chamber executives need unique support as they lead their businesses and their
communities. I am dedicated to helping this organization build strong chamber
The group was established in 1914 and
is the only national association serving the professional development needs of
chambers throughout the United States and Canada. It represents more than 1,200
business organizations and 7,000 professionals.