Passages: Scott moving to Charleston Chamber

Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 9:00 am

Ian Scott, longtime staff leader at ACCE has accepted a position at the Charleston Chamber in South Carolina.  We are very happy for Ian as he begins the next phase of his professional and personal life; taking on the role of senior vice president of business advocacy for one of ACCE’s founding members.  He will be greatly missed.  His work as vice president of communications, networks and policy for ACCE touched every member – from readers of the magazine, to economic development professionals, to CEOs of the largest chambers in North America.  He has been friend, counselor and mentor to scores of ACCE members as he tirelessly served the organization over nearly ten years.  He has also been an inspiration and invaluable resource for every member of the staff team.  Contributions to the growth, health and future of ACCE are far too numerous to list.

We are fortunate to have groomed a few staff players who are ready to step up to larger responsibilities.  Will Burns, who has served as director of community advancement, has been promoted to the VP slot Ian has held.  Michelle Vegliante is moving up to become senior manager of community advancement.  Ben Wills, our communications director, will increase his autonomy and authority in marketing and information, a transition we were developing before Ian’s announcement.  And, of course, we will hire additional junior staff as required.

Ian and Rebecca are excited to be moving closer to “home” and their Carolina roots.  It is a dream they have both harbored in recent years.  Ian is also excited to return to working at a regional chamber, which was where he started his career as a staffer in the Shanghai Am-Cham.  With all that he learned, along with the as the skills he honed at ACCE, he is bound to make the already impressive Charleston Chamber shine like never before.

ACCE’s Board, staff and CEO thank Ian Scott for his unparalleled energy, commitment, talents and leadership that have made the chamber movement, individual members and this association better than he found us.  And, we are extremely glad that the chamber world has provided a new path for one of its brightest young stars.


Congrats on the new gig.
Posted by Danielle Fitz-Hugh on February 7, 2017 at 3:16 pm
Congratulations Ian! Wishing and praying the very best for you in your new journey!
Posted by Val Patton on January 30, 2017 at 5:21 pm
Ian you had done a tremendous job for ACCE and all of us. You have been. Valuable asset to everyone. You will be missed but not forgotten. All the best in your new role and welcome back to the Carolinas.
Posted by Bob McCoy on January 26, 2017 at 7:33 pm
Congratulations Ian! You're joining an outstanding organization in a wonderful community. They are extremely lucky to have you on their team. Best wishes for continued success!
Posted by Ginny Russell on January 23, 2017 at 3:55 pm
Congratulations Ian. I wish you the very best as you begin this next chapter...and thanks so much for all you done to help me and our Chamber team.
Posted by Bob Durkin on January 23, 2017 at 3:01 pm
Congrats Ian!
Posted by Mo Merhoff on January 23, 2017 at 1:20 pm
Congrats to Ian, Will and Michelle!! Best of luck with everything your future holds
Posted by Amy Donahoe on January 23, 2017 at 1:08 pm
Ian, all the best to you!
Posted by Kathy Snyder, CCE on January 18, 2017 at 12:08 pm

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