A Message from our 2023-2024 Board of Directors Chairman, Deb Gandy

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Dear Chamber Members,

I am extraordinarily humbled to serve as the 2023-2024 Chairman of the Board for the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is truly the voice of business in the Greater Washington Region. It provides a platform for businesses of all sizes and of diverse industries to be seen and heard. As I take this leadership post, my hope is to do just that – make sure every business has an opportunity to be seen, be heard, and make a difference in the success of this Region we value so much.

The truth is – there is no better time to be in business in our Region. Every business in this room is a part of our Region’s exceptional success story. The spark of new industries and companies is a testament to the flexibility and innovative spirit of our business community – a community that fosters and encourages growth. The Chamber will continue to be at the center of this excitement.

The Chamber Board and Executive Committee are comprised of as dynamic a group of business leaders as you’ll find in any major market in this country. With their participation, I am confident in the Chamber’s ability to excel in business advocacy, peer-to-peer exchange, thought leadership, and as such, the Chamber’s Regional impact will be more significant this time next year, than it is today.

Our goals as an organization over the next year are simple: grow our membership and reach, advocate for business at the state level, drive workforce innovation, enhance our Regional focus, and increase the level of diversity of the people and businesses that encompass and influence our Chamber. That is our goal, that is MY goal, and I need your help to achieve it.

So Join Us. Literally. If you have an expertise that you provide, share it. Our success is only possible when we have a diverse group of leaders who are willing to make the extra effort. If you want to be a part of this time of growth and change, please come talk to me and let’s find a place for you to plug in.

I’m really excited for the year to come. We’re going to get a lot done - TOGETHER - and we’re going to make sure we have some fun along the way. So, I hope you’ll join me. Thank you.

Deb Gandy

Chairman, Chamber Board of Directors 2023-2024


Deb Gandy is the Managing Director at Chevy Chase Trust.