Maren Cerimele, Vail Valley Partnership’s Director of Membership, was awarded 40 Under 40 by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). Maren started with the Vail Valley Partnership in 2015 and has served as Director of Membership for the past 4 plus years.
“Maren is a community leader who exhibits not only a great work ethic, but a passion for our community and our members. This passion manifests itself in the service offered to the business community in her role at the Partnership and we’re thrilled to see her gain national attention for her efforts here in Eagle County,” said Chris Romer, President and CEO of Vail Valley Partnership.
Maren leads numerous efforts at VVP, including the SmartBusiness Eagle County business retention and expansion program and the Nonprofit Network educational series for nonprofit leaders. She works with the Partnership team to develop the new VVP Connect online network for VVP Members and the Vail Valley Works comprehensive workforce and professional development programs. In addition, she leads member engagement efforts for the organization, including achieving member retention levels over 92% every year as Director of Membership. Maren has revamped the ambassador committee into a program advisory council. Her efforts helped the Partnership be recognized as ACCE’s Chamber of the Year in both 2016 and 2020.
ACCE is dedicated to recognizing and supporting the most talented professionals in the chamber industry. This annual recognition program showcases 40 of the industry’s top emerging leaders who have demonstrated success in their careers and made significant contributions to the communities they serve. Their creativity, dedication, and commitment to identifying innovative solutions will help shape the future of the chamber profession. Congratulations Maren for making ACCE’s 2021 40 Under 40 list!