Nicole D. Baptiste, IOM, has been promoted to vice president, membership acquisition and financial administration, African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ).
“In this capacity, Nicole will work directly with me to grow our membership at all levels and increase the penetration of the mission of the AACCNJ, statewide,” said John E. Harmon, Sr., IOM, founder, president & CEO, of the AACCNJ. “Nicole has been contributing to the mission of AACCNJ for over 10 years. Additionally, Nicole recently graduated from the Institute of Organization Management Program (IOM), which consists of 96 hours of classroom instruction on how to run an effective chamber of commerce or business association. The IOM Program is conducted by the United States Chamber of Commerce.”
“The timing of my decision to elevate Nicole to the position of vice president is to coincide with the optimism and demand in the marketplace for the mission of AACCNJ and to leverage her expertise in achieving these objectives,” Harmon said.
“I am extremely excited and proud of Nicole’s growth and development. This well-deserved promotion expands the capacity of the Member Relations Department, as Nicole focuses on the recruitment of new members and financial administration, while I focus on member retention, and programs,” said Mary O. Griffin, vice president, membership relations & special programs. “I look forward to building on the strong working relationship Nicole and I have established over the years, as she transitions into her new role. Additionally, I would like to take this time to congratulate Nicole on receiving the Institute for Organization Management (IOM) designation through the US Chamber of Commerce as the chamber continues to shape our future leaders.”
“I started at the AACCNJ in a volunteer capacity over ten years ago, from working at events to calling members who were establishing their businesses, I have witnessed firsthand how this organization has assisted black businesses, from the ground up, throughout the State of New Jersey,” said Baptiste, IOM. “From my position as a volunteer, administrative assistant, director of member relations & special projects, and now in my current position as vice president, membership acquisition & financial administration, I have seen the power that this organization has in not only helping to sustain and grow black businesses but also strengthening the communities in which they reside.”
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