Acce Forty Under 40 Award Recipient – Simone Thornton Named Forty Under 40 For The Association Of Chamber Of Commerce Executives

Alexandria, VA. (July 18, 2019) – Simone Thornton, Director of Operations with Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, has been awarded the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives 2019 40 Under 40 award.


The 40 Under 40 award is a new honor presented by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) meant to highlight the brightest men and women under the age of 40 in the chamber industry.

This award recognizes young professionals that have demonstrated significant success in their career as well as having made noteworthy contributions to their community. Each award recipient has made a remarkable impact on the chamber industry, fostering a positive impact in their community.

Candidates for this honor demonstrated meaningful involvement in the advancement of their community and proven professional success within their chamber.

The full Forty Under 40 class was announced publicly at the ACCE Annual Convention in Long Beach, California. Following convention, award recipients will be featured in the summer 2019 Chamber Executive magazine issue set to release in August.

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