News TemplateAurora Regional Chamber Leader Selected for National Economic Recovery Fellowship

Jessica Linder Gallo one of 42 nationwide selected to participate in the program
(AURORA, IL, August 6, 2020) – The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce, the voice of and catalyst for business success in the Aurora region, today announced that its President & CEO, Jessica Linder Gallo, has been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to study economic recovery and resilience strategies with 41 other chamber of commerce professionals from communities across the United States.
A year-long, immersive executive development program, the Fellowship for Economic Recovery provides a select group of chamber of commerce professionals with education and tools to improve the post-COVID-19 pandemic outcomes in the communities they serve. The program’s curriculum will focus on strategies for building more equitable economic outcomes and creating economies that work for everyone with participants focused on addressing different aspects of economic recovery from education and attracting talent to economic development and entrepreneurship.
It is truly an honor to be chosen for the Fellowship for Economic Recovery program along with my fellow chamber of commerce professionals,” said Jessica Linder Gallo, President & CEO of the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce. “This year has been challenging for everyone—individuals, families, businesses and communities alike. While the road to economic recovery is sure to be long, we must begin now. My participation in this cohort will go a long way toward ensuring that the Aurora Regional Chamber continues to lead and that our region is able to move forward toward economic recovery.”
“We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to this executive leadership training initiative and the high caliber of applicants,” said ACCE President Sheree Ann Kelly. Speaking on the need for businesses to engage in economic recovery activities, Kelly says her organization assists its members through various learning opportunities and best practice sharing. “This is the latest step in our strategy to engage business leaders and advocates in shaping recovery efforts, building resilient local economies and creating opportunities for everyone in the community to thrive.”
ACCE’s Fellowship for Economic Recovery is designed to help chambers refine their economic recovery goals and ultimately help business associations nationwide build replicable programs and processes. Leaders selected to participate in the Fellowship represent urban and rural communities from 24 states.
About the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, founded in 1914, serves more than 7,500 chamber of commerce professionals, and 1,300 chambers of commerce or similar organizations, around the world. ACCE’s members come from nearly each of the largest 100 metropolitan regions in the United States. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, the mission of ACCE is to support chamber professionals so they can lead their communities. Learn more about us by visiting
For more information about ACCE’s professional development divisions, visit

About the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce is the voice of and the catalyst for business success. We unite businesses with the community to create economic prosperity while facilitating connections with community leaders. For more than 100 years, we have served the greater Aurora region across four counties (DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will), and currently represent nearly 600 businesses. We have earned the 5-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, an honor bestowed on only 1% of Chambers nationwide. Learn more at
Colleen Doyle
Director of Member Engagement
Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce