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Board of Directors


Hiring the CEO is an important responsibility of the board. The board creates a selection committee comprised of current and past board members as well as key community members. Some chambers have the financial resources to engage a professional search firm to assist them in this process, whereas others choose to conduct the search on their own.

Salary Survey & Dynamic Chamber Benchmarking

Dynamic Chamber Benchmarking

Participate in ACCE's Salary and Benefits Survey by entering your chamber's data in Dynamic Chamber Benchmarking. DCB allows you to:

  • Compare your chamber with its peers and your performance over time
  • Access free customized reports and charts
  • EMPOWER you and your staff to make dynamic and strategic retention planning decisions

Purchase the Chamber Salary and Benefits Survey Report, which provides information from 330 member chambers on personnel expenses, CEO salaries and compensation packages, salaries for non-CEO staff in various disciplines, and membership sales staff compensation with commissions. Data gathered by participating members is kept confidential. The report is free for ACCE Horizon Investors and All ACCEss Pass members.

CEO Assessments & Compensation

Boards typically conduct an assessment of the CEO annually. The assessment is based heavily on job description and agreed-upon goals and frequently is tied to salary increases.

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