Anne Gill Selected for U.S. Chamber Foundation Education and Workforce Fellowship Program

Author: Kristian Johnson

The Fellowship Provides State and Local Chambers with Opportunities to Engage Nationally on Critical Education and Workforce Issues.

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Anne Gill, President and CEO of the Tempe Chamber, was selected to participate in the second cohort of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s premiere business leadership program. The Business Leads Fellowship Program trains and equips leaders from state and local chambers of commerce with resources, access to experts, and a network of peers to build their capacity to address the most pressing education and workforce challenges.

I’m honored to have been selected to be part of the education and workforce fellowship,” said Anne Gill. “The program will equip me with resources and training to elevate the Tempe Chamber’s workforce initiatives to fuel economic success in our city.”</p>

We created the Business Leads Fellowship Program in response to the needs of our state and local chamber partners,” says Cheryl Oldham, Senior Vice President of the Center for Education and Workforce. “They, better than anyone, see the critical link between education and economic development, and we are glad to be able to support them as they take on this critical leadership role in their community.”

Following a competitive application and selection process, Anne Gill was selected along with 33 other state and local chamber executives to participate in the second class of this program. The three-month program, which concludes in July 2019, will cover the entire talent pipeline, including early childhood education, K-12, higher education, and workforce development.

Upon completion, Business Leads Fellows will join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s dedicated network of 200 chambers of commerce and statewide associations from around the nation who regularly engage on education and workforce initiatives.

Given the overwhelming interest in the program, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host a third cohort this year. To learn more, click here.

ABOUT THE TEMPE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: For more than a century, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce has built an environment that enhances the economic vitality of its membership and the business community as a whole. Representing more than 650 businesses, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce strengthens the local economy through network development, advocacy, professional development and influence. It regularly advocates for a favorable business climate through interactive public policy engagement and provides ongoing representation in government at local, state and federal levels. For more information on the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, please visit or call 480-967-7891.