Tom Pierson, ACE, President/Chief Executive Officer of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, has been named the Chamber of Commerce “Executive of the Year” by the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.). Pierson received this honor at the association’s annual management conference in Los Angeles, CA.
“The amazing transformation that has occurred at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is largely due to the visionary leadership of its CEO Tom Pierson,” said Dave Kilby, President/CEO of W.A.C.E. “Tom and his team have basically re-invented the chamber to meet the needs of their business community. Being named Executive of the Year was much deserved.”
The award is given each year to the Chamber executive who has excelled in the following areas during the past year: financial management, communications, legislative affairs, membership programs and community services performed by the chamber.
“It’s no secret that over the past couple of years Tom has turned our Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce into one of the most relevant advocates for business our community has ever experienced. This Chamber CEO of the year award is a resounding affirmation that our Chamber has the best leader we can get to bring prosperity to our community through supporting businesses in motion,” said Jeff Brown, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber Chair.