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Shipley will lead statewide chamber association in New York

The Chamber Alliance of New York State (CANYS), a statewide association of over 70 Chambers of Commerce, has elected Jeff Shipley, President and CEO of the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce as it’s Board of Directors Chairman for 2020.

Mr. Shipley began his term as CANYS Chair in January with an extensive background in chamber of commerce leadership. He is the President & CEO of the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce in central New York having held that leadership position from 2010. He has been involved in the statewide association as a board member and vice-chairman since 2015. Mr. Shipley also received his IOM designation in chamber leadership in 2015 from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of St. John Fisher College in Rochester.

In his role at the Seneca County Chamber, Shipley has helped transform the organization into a leading resource for businesses in the Finger Lakes Region. He helped establish the Chamber as a licensed health insurance brokerage – the first in New York State. His advocacy efforts on behalf of business-friendly initiatives have garnered national attention and helped contribute to key reforms advanced by a statewide coalition of business groups. His leadership has also helped the Seneca County Chamber become a top Tourism Promotion Agency in New York – earning a statewide award for promotion excellence.

“I’m extremely pleased to have Jeff serve as Chair of our Board to help further the work of the Alliance in providing professional development, valuable resources and strong advocacy insights to our chambers of commerce throughout New York State”, stated Peter Aust, Executive Director of CANYS. “Jeff’s passion for chambers is effusive, his experience extensive and I’m confident our association will continue to grow under his leadership”.

“It is a great honor for me to serve CANYS in this new role to share my passion to ensuring Chambers of Commerce exceed their true potential as the leading, and most influential business organizations in New York State”, said Mr. Shipley.

The Chamber Alliance of NYS is an association of Chambers of Commerce dedicated to providing members with education and insight into the latest trends and issues facing our chambers, our member businesses and our communities – in addition to providing a forum to connect and collaborate with peers throughout New York State.


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