May 6, 2013 — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today welcomed four new executives to its Association Committee of 100:  Linda Woolley, President and CEO, Direct Marketing Association; Carla Balakgie, President and CEO, National Automatic Merchandising Association; Mike Duncan, President and CEO, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity; and David Israelite, President and CEO, National Music Publishers’ Association.  These CEOs will represent association members before the U.S. Chamber’s board of directors, enhance Chamber lobbying and coalition work, recommend programming, and strengthen outreach to the business and association community.

“The Chamber’s Committee of 100 has a long-standing reputation as one of the most prestigious appointments in the association community,” said Rob Engstrom, the U.S. Chamber’s senior vice president of Political Affairs and Federation Relations. “These new members reflect our continued dedication to naming diverse, high-profile leaders to serve on this important committee.”

For more than 50 years, leading association executives have gathered under the banner of the U.S. Chamber’s Association Committee of 100 to network, build partnerships, and discuss current issues.

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.