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Dave Kilby

President Emeritus of the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.)

Served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs for California Chamber and President/CEO of W.A.C.E. for 34 years.

Author of the book “Chamber Champions: Wisdom for the Ages” which was released in April 2019.

For 11 years he served as the California Chamber’s lobbyist on small business, economic development, housing and land use issues.

Prior to joining California Chamber, he had a successful career in local chamber management as CEO of the Modesto (CA) Chamber.

He is a former Chair of US Chamber’s Western Institute, the US Chamber’s Committee of 100 and their Political Advocacy Committee.

He is a self-described movie, Disney & trivia nut and is a poli-holic (Yes – he actually likes politics). Dave and his wife Kim are on a never-ending search for the perfect India Pale Ale (IPA)

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