NEW ALBANY, IND. (Aug. 17, 2016) – Wendy Dant Chesser, president and CEO of One Southern Indiana (1si), was named the Outstanding Executive of the Year by the Indiana Chamber Executive Association (ICEA), the leading organization for education and professional development of chamber executives and staff across the state. ICEA represents over 230 chamber professionals representing local chambers throughout Indiana.
Nominated by the 1si staff, with support letters from 1si board members and the public, Dant Chesser received a unanimous vote from the judging committee for this year’s honor. According to the ICEA, the award recognizes the long-term professional career achievements of the recipient who is assessed as the most effective chamber professional who has made a significant difference in a local chamber.
Shelli Williams, president of the ICEA, said, “Wendy’s leadership is an example of all that can be accomplished with the right visionary steering the helm of the organization on a daily basis. She is a most deserving candidate for this statewide recognition.”
Criteria that was evaluated included:
• Professional experience
• Training & education
• Ethical conduct in dealing with peers
• Desire to advance the profession of chamber management
Dant Chesser received her award during the 1si annual meeting on Tuesday at Horseshoe Southern Indiana. When asked about the award, she said, “Any accolades I receive is a direct reflection of the 1si staff, directors, members and investors who make the work of One Southern Indiana possible and I share this accomplishment with them.”