About Us

The Maryland Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (MACCE) is a membership association consisting of Chamber of Commerce executives, and their counterparts from similar organizations, from throughout the state of Maryland. We support the continued professional development, training and education of our members and provide valuable networking opportunities.

MACCE provide a unique opportunity to interact with, learn from, and compare notes with fellow chamber executives throughout Maryland. Through peer-to-peer professional development, MACCE helps area chambers and professionals keep pace in an ever-changing business environment. MACCE has a long history of sharing best practices, identifying trends, and teaching new management techniques.

Meet The Board!

  • President – Paul Frey, Hagerstown/Washington County Chamber
  • Vice President – Leonardo McClarty, Howard County Chamber
  • Secretary – Ginanne Italiano, Greater Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber
  • Treasurer – Christine Ross, Maryland Chamber
  • At-Large Board Member – Nicole Christian, Garrett County Chamber
  • Immediate Past President – Melanie Pursel, Greater Ocean City Chamber

Scholarship Program

MACCE’s commitment to professional education for its members enjoys a long tradition. The desire to establish a scholarship program with which members could attend professional education programs was the impetus, years ago, to establish MACCE as an organization.



With a minimal membership cost, the insight gained to improve your respective chambers is well worth the investment. Involvement in MACCE is an integral part of professional development, affording exclusive benefits.

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Another successful MACCE meeting is in the books! Thanks to Nicole Christian of the Garrett County Chamber for hosting and providing such great pictures!

Next MACCE meeting is coming up on November 17th in Columbia, MD, and we will be joined by Glenn Shepard. This meeting is for CEOs only - an opportunity to discuss challenges with your peers in a confidential environment. For more information or to register, visit macce.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=385676&item_id=634124.

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