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Lofy Named Forty Under 40 By Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

ACCE FORTY Under 40 Award Recipient

Matt Lofy named Forty Under 40 by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives


Alexandria, VA. (November 30, 2023) – Matt Lofy, President/ CEO of the Worthington Area Chamber, has been named to the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) 2023 Forty Under 40 list of emerging leaders shaping the chamber of commerce 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. The list includes CEOs and staff professionals from a wide variety of roles and chamber sizes. Honored for their creativity, dedication and commitment to identifying innovative solutions that will help shape the future of the chamber profession.

“I am inspired by these talented professionals who are making a difference in their organizations and the communities they serve," said ACCE President & CEO Sheree Anne Kelly. "Their passion and dedication not only foster positive change in their regions but also shape a promising future for those they impact.”

ACCE has over 1,600 chambers of commerce and related business and economic development organizations as members, representing more than 9,000 professionals in the industry.

Eligible chamber professionals must be nominated by their chamber’s president/CEO, direct supervisor or board chair. Candidates must demonstrate meaningful involvement in the advancement of their community and proven professional success within their chamber.

Matt has served as President/CEO since August 2021. His catalytic leadership includes growing our special interest networks, collaborating with the City of Worthington on Amplify Worthington Podcast and serving as a convener among local and regional partners ensuring our businesses are heard.

In 2024, the Chamber will reignite Leadership Worthington, address three “Pillars of Progress” (workforce development and education, economic development and contributing to a competitive business environment) along with launching new DEI, workforce development and business advocacy initiatives.

The full 2023 Forty Under 40 list was announced publicly in the Fall 2023 edition of Chamber Executive, ACCE’s digital magazine. View all the honorees online at


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About the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)

ACCE is the professional society supporting the people who lead local, regional, statewide and international chambers of commerce and related business and economic development organizations. Our membership includes more than 1,600 business/civic organizations worldwide. We provide our members with information resources, thought leadership, education programs, original research, benchmarking, retirement security, and access to a network of peers. Learn more about us by visiting

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