Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New National Black Chamber of Commerce Chairman

Arnold Baker & Norris McDonald
The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) held its 'Change of Chair Luncheon' at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC today.  Outgoing Chair Sherrie Gilchrist welcomed incoming Chair Arnold Baker at the luncheon ceremony.

Arnold Baker is  President and CEO of Baker Ready Mix concrete company.  Mr. Baker is also CoFounder of the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce. 

NBCC President Harry Alford praised the outgoing chair and welcomed the incoming chair.  NBCC Executive Vice President Kay Alford welcomed the new chairman. 

The luncheon allowed participants to introduce themselves and to briefly describe their work.  The 2011 NBCC Committees and Chairs were also announced at the luncheon.  They include.

Energy - Maurice Stone
Business Development - Robert Blackwell
Section 3 - Arness Dancy
Construction - Samuel Foley
Legacy Project - Sherrie Gilchrist
Church Chambers - Deacon Leon Jenkins
Transportation - Larry Ivory
Telecommications  - Dirck Hargraves

Bill Kovacs, energy coordinator for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, also attended the luncheon.

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