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Chamber leader selected for education fellowship

For the Metro Wire

Kayla Rombalski, Director of Talent Development at Portage County Business Council, has been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives to participate in a 10-month professional development program designed to assist them in improving education and talent development outcomes in their communities.

The Fellowship for Education & Talent Development is an immersive executive development program that provides chamber of commerce professionals the ability to interact with peers, ACCE staff and national experts. Through a combination of in-person and virtual activities, fellows will be given a deep dive into the cutting-edge theories, approaches and best practices in talent development.

“Portage County Business Council is excited that Kayla was selected from applicants across the country. Our talent development and education strategies are strong locally and what Kayla gets from this will enhance our ability to create stronger partnerships and grow our K-16 programs,” said Todd Kuckkahn, PCBC Executive Director.

Throughout the program, participants will focus on addressing specific education attainment or workforce development issues in their communities.

“The new cohort of fellows is a thoughtful, experienced and knowledgeable group with a broad range of perspectives. With the creativity and energy they give their organizations, we are delighted to offer a program where these professionals can expand their portfolios and evolve their already impressive community initiatives,” said ACCE President and CEO, Sheree Anne Kelly. “This class represents some of the foremost leaders in the chamber industry, and the impact they will have on their communities, as a result of their determination, will be immeasurable.”

ACCE’s Fellowship for Education and Talent Development is designed to advance a chamber of commerce’s already-defined goals and ultimately develop and execute a plan for specific education and talent development objectives.