Alexandria Chamber Names John Long as New CEO
Long currently works for a firm that advises state and local chambers of commerce and has served as chief of Maryland's Talbot County chamber, among others.
The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce has named John Long as its president and CEO.
He currently is the president and CEO of JTCK Associates, an advisory firm to state and local chambers of commerce.
“Building on our recent successes, the Alexandria Chamber is positioned to have a significant impact locally and regionally, and John Long brings the talent, experience and enthusiasm to lead the chamber and its members into a new era,” said Andrew Palmieri, 2012 board chairman and a commercial transactions partner at Saul Ewing.
Long served as president and CEO of the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce, which includes Easton and St. Michael's, Md., from 1991-99. Prior to that, he served as vice president, area manager and senior administrative officer at financial institutions in Virginia, Washington, California and Maryland.
A chamber news release also notes that under Long’s tutelage, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Chamber was selected as one of the top metropolitan chambers in North America. He also grew the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Chamber from $2.2 million to $4 million in revenue and increased membership from 1,050 to 3,200.
Long replaces Tea Leone, who stepped down last year to join the Ballston Business Improvement District.