Tammeisha Smith, CEO of the Dunbar Center as well as the second vice president for legislation for the Warren County School Boards Association and a county association leadership alternate on the New Jersey School Boards Association’s board of directors, has been named vice chair of the board of directors for the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey.
The NJSBA is a member of the organization, which also named Gary Mann, CEO of Jasfel Analytics, as its chairman.
“It has been an honor and privilege to serve as the chamber’s chairman over the last four years, and I am confident that newly elected Chairman Gary Mann and Vice Chair Tammeisha Smith are well positioned and the right choices to lead the chamber into the future,” said, R. Stanley Prater, the outgoing chairman, in a news release.
“As we look ahead, I am inspired by the collective strength and diversity of talent within our membership,” Smith said in a news release issued by the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey. “I firmly believe that our success is interlinked with the success of every member.” She continued, “Therefore, I encourage active participation, constructive feedback and a shared commitment to our common goals. Together, we will chart a course that not only sustains our present momentum but also paves the way for a brighter, more prosperous future.”
Dr. Timothy Purnell, executive director and CEO of the NJSBA, congratulated Smith on her new role. “As an active NJSBA member, Tammeisha Smith has fought relentlessly for the children of New Jersey, and I know she will put her leadership skills to good use in advancing the mission of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey,” he said.
The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey will hold an official changing of the guard ceremony/reception Jan. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the APA Hotel in Iselin, New Jersey, for members only.
Learn more about the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey.