“His strong leadership and support of African American businesses
will add to the Chamber’s work to promote the role of business
and free enterprise.”
CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
John E. Harmon, Sr., IOM, founder, president, and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ), has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the United States Chamber of Commerce. The world’s largest business federation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of more than three million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
Pleased with his appointment and dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities and businesses throughout New Jersey, Harmon remarked, “The AACCNJ team is excited about deepening our engagement with the U.S. Chamber. The U.S. Chamber has a unique and critically important role in that dialogue as the voice for a unified, diverse American business community.”
Prior to founding the AACCNJ, Harmon served as president and CEO of the Metropolitan Trenton African American Chamber of Commerce. Under his guidance, MTAACC grew its membership substantially, forged alliances with business associations and government, and created strategic partnerships in the public and private sectors to benefit African American businesses throughout New Jersey. Harmon is also the former board chair for the National Black Chamber of Commerce, which has 150 affiliate chapters and over 15 international affiliates. He is also founder and chair of the New York State Black Chamber of Commerce.
“His strong leadership and support of African American businesses will add to the Chamber’s work to promote the role of business and free enterprise. Policy solutions can bridge existing opportunity gaps and ensure that Black Americans and people of color have greater opportunities to succeed,” said Tom Donohue, CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Harmon is a member of the U.S. Chamber’s Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, a group of the leading chamber executives from around the country. He also serves on the Steering Committee of the U.S. Chamber’s Equality of Opportunity Initiative, dedicated to addressing racial equity gaps in critical areas including education, employment, entrepreneurship, and criminal justice.
For more information visit www.aaccnj.com