WASHINGTON -- National Automatic Merchandising Association president and chief executive Carla Balakgie has been appointed to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Association Committee of 100.
The trade association CEOs who make up this committee represent their groups' members before the Chamber's board of directors, enhance its government liaison and coalition-building efforts and strengthen its outreach to the business and association management communities.
Joining the committee at the same time as Balakgie are Mike Duncan of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, David Israelite of the National Music Publishers' Association and Linda Woolley of the Direct Marketing Association.
For more than 50 years, leading association executives have gathered under the banner of the U.S. Chamber's Association Committee of 100 to network, build partnerships, and discuss current issues.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation, representing the interests of more than three million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.