Chamber Vice President Elected to Industry Board

Green Bay, WI. (August 17, 2023) - Eric Vanden Heuvel, Chamber Vice President of Talent & Education has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), 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. 

This is a well-deserved honor for Eric, and it reflects not only his individual merit but also shines as a testament to the excellence of our Chamber,” said Laurie Radke, president & CEO of the Greater Green Bay Chamber. “Eric’s role in representing Greater Green Bay will be exceptional and will ensure our presence and influence in important discussions.  His innovation and quest for fresh ideas to advance our community’s potential make him an ideal choice.  By joining the board, he gains the platform to exchange best practices while drawing inspiration from others regarding innovative and strategic ways to foster growth and support our thriving community." 

In his role with the Greater Green Bay Chamber, Vanden Heuvel is responsible for the creation and implementation of community strategies aimed at the attraction, retention, and development of people within the region. As a lifelong Green Bay resident and graduate of UW-Green Bay (2007), Vanden Heuvel is passionate about driving growth in northeastern Wisconsin. After earning his master’s degree in educational leadership from Concordia University (2010), he worked as a teacher and principal, as well as the chief operating officer for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay. In addition to his role at the Chamber, Vanden Heuvel also serves as the Vice President of the Green Bay Education Foundation and the East Shore Drive Neighborhood Association, is a board member for Achieve Brown County and also the Center for Civic Engagement at UW- Green Bay. Vanden Heuvel has also held the position as President of the Green Bay Area Public School District Board of Education.  

"Being selected to join the ACCE Board is both an honor and a remarkable opportunity,” said Eric Vanden Heuvel. “It's a privilege to contribute to an organization that plays a pivotal role in fostering economic growth, facilitating collaboration, and empowering businesses within our communities. It is my hope that we can collaborate to pave the way for vibrant local economies, forge valuable connections, and drive positive change that resonates far beyond boardroom discussions." 

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. 

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About ACCE 

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  

About the Greater Green Bay Chamber 

Established in 1882, the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s mission is to strengthen member businesses, enhance economic and workforce development, and improve the quality of life in our community and region. For more information, visit 

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