Allie Williams brings more than 20 years’ experience as an association executive spending time at the helm of the Title VII Administrators Association, and Corporate Responsibility Association. He was the Director of Organizational Development at the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and Director of the Office of Chamber of Commerce Relations at the United States Chamber of Commerce.
During his years in the Chamber of Commerce community, Williams developed and implemented first-class products and services related to membership structures, event management, leadership training, advocacy, and economic development. He built rapport and strong relationships with leaders from thousands of State, Metropolitan and Local Chambers across the United States and Canada.
Williams is a passionate and dedicated professional committed to engaging with the community, empowering businesses to thrive and applies creative processes that will continue to lead the Greater Bethesda Chamber and shape its future.
Williams, a native of Bethesda, earned his IOM from the U.S. Chamber in 2000, completed Leadership Montgomery in 2005 and has won various membership development honors from ACCE, including the Lifetime Achievement Award and Million Dollar Circle Award. He enjoys spending time with his family in Bethany Beach, DE, playing all the golf he can, volunteering some of his time to enhancing communities and cheering on his beloved Washington Capitals. He is married to Grace Karmiol and together, they have three growing children.
Allie is responsible for the day-to-day operations and administration of the Chamber. He is primarily involved in the strategic development, implementation and administration of all major programs related to local policy issues and the economic development of the Greater Bethesda area.
Contact Allie about:
- Issues that are affecting your business
- Local, state or federal legislation
- Metro and transportation issues
- Senior Market Group and their events/programs
- Economic Development and Real Estate Committees
- Chamber and community leadership opportunities
- CEO MindTrusts and Roundtables
- Sponsoring the Chamber and the Forum Club
Staff Liaison to Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Strategic Planning Task Force, Economic Development Group, Real Estate Group, Senior Market Group, MindTrusts, Health Care and Non-profit Roundtables and Goodwill Dinner Committee.
Courtney grew up in the Bethesda area and moved back after graduating from Towson University in 2013. After graduation, she worked for a non-profit adoption agency where she planned fundraising events and assisted in development operations. Realizing that she loved to plan events, she went on to work as the Director of Events & Catering at a local country club before joining the Chamber as the Events & Communications Manager in 2018.
Courtney enjoys creating fun and unique events for Chamber members and the community to connect and network with each other.
Courtney is responsible for planning and executing Chamber events, event sponsorships, selling advertisements, and managing our social media platforms.
Contact Courtney about:
- Upcoming Chamber events
- Hosting or sponsoring an event
- Advertising and email blasts
- Our ChamberWatch Newsletter
- Our social media
- The events committees
Staff Liaison to the Hospitality Round Table, Golf Committee & Fall Gala Committee
Poppy is a seven year old Bernese Mountain Dog who grew up in Pennsylvania as a show dog until Courtney adopted her in 2016. She enjoys naps, treats, & greeting all of our visitors at the Chamber. You will find her in the office almost every day that we don't have an event.
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