The DC Chamber of Commerce announced on July 1 that Angela Franco will join the organization as interim president and CEO. In her new role, Franco will lead the largest and oldest Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. She succeeds Vincent Orange, who is running for an at-large seat on the District Council.
Most recently, Franco served as senior advisor at the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority, where she supported the organization’s business development efforts and was primarily responsible for growing and strengthening relationships with the small business community. As a member of the senior team at DCHBX, she also worked with the federal and local governments.
DC Chamber of Commerce Chair Ajay Madan commented: “This is the perfect time for Angela to lead the Chamber. She is an executive that understands the region from different dimensions — the private, public and Chamber sectors.” He added: “She will enable the Chamber’s board of directors to implement the ‘Chamber of the Future,’ an initiative that began in 2019, and is more necessary to our client members today. Capitalizing on the Chamber’s growth over the past few years, the Chamber is focused on providing more value to our members, ongoing advocacy on their behalf, working together to provide support, education, relevant programs and opportunities to expand their businesses in social-distanced and virtual environments and partnering with all groups and the citizens of D.C. to come back from COVID-19.”