Wayne Burns Inducted Into ACCE Fellowship

Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce CEO Wayne Burns has been selected as an Education Attainment Fellow as part of an initiative led by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).

The fellowship is for chamber executives and senior staff working to improve the birth-to-career education pipeline in their communities.

“We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to this high-end leadership initiative and the high caliber of applicants,” said Mick Fleming, president of ACCE. “This latest step in our strategy to engage businesses in education attainment will maximize the linkage between education and economic development goals.”

Burns will join 22 other chamber executives, professors and practitioners from around the U.S. for an immersive education and workforce development experience involving development and deployment of best practices in education attainment, case studies of successes and failures, interaction with national experts and building a strong peer-to-peer network. Throughout the fellowship, Burns will be developing and executing a specific regional action plan to meet the community’s educational attainment objectives.

Burns was selected for his fellowship proposal and demonstrated expertise for strengthening the talent pipeline and improving regional education and workforce development. Fellows represent chambers that are engaged in policy, programs and systems reform efforts along the continuum of the birth-to-career spectrum that serves to prepare a skilled and globally competitive workforce.

The fellowship program will advance the chamber’s educational goals, such as the Young Entrepreneurs Academy and workforce development activity conducted within the Central Palm Beach County Chamber’s Business Retention & Expansion economic development program.