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The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce & Affiliates’ board of directors announced today that Rebecca DeLorenzo has been named president.
DeLorenzo, who joined the chamber in 2007, was appointed interim president in late November after Doug Baxter resigned. She was hired as vice president of special events and was promoted to executive vice president in 2008.
“Rebecca has led the chamber from an operational standpoint for several years,” said Scott Sowers, chairman. “She has demonstrated her commitment to both our Chamber and the community, and we are confident she is the right person to lead the organization.”
A native Floridian, DeLorenzo was born and raised in Volusia County, graduating from Spruce Creek High School and earning a bachelor’s degree in communications from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Her early career included positions in corporate travel and event management before she joined Southern Title in 2004 as an account executive.
While working at Southern Title, DeLorenzo became involved in the local community as a member of the Flagler Home Builders Association and Flagler County Association of Realtors. The chamber hired her in May 2007 and promoted her to executive vice president less than one year later. Since that time, DeLorenzo has managed chamber operations and staff, while organizing successful special events and heading up committees and chamber programs. Under her leadership, the chamber has expanded programs and benefits for members and has also funded business improvement grants and educational scholarships.
DeLorenzo serves as a director for the Flagler County Education Foundation, Family Life Center and Florida Association of Chamber Professionals. She is also past president of the Business and Professional Women of Flagler County.
In 2009, DeLorenzo was named one of Flagler County’s most promising young business leaders by the Volusia Flagler Business Report and was named the Flagler Business Women’s 2012 Woman of the Year.
In 2012, she earned an Institute of Organizational Management designation from the US Chamber, and most recently a Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives.
“Becoming president of the chamber is a huge honor for me, both personally and professionally,” DeLorenzo said. “I am grateful to the board of directors for their confidence in my abilities and excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. We have an amazing team, and we are all committed now, more than ever, to helping our business community thrive."
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