The African-American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware (AACC) has appointed Steven Scott Bradley as the new chairman of the board of directors.
Bradley is the president and CEO of Bradley & Bradley Associates, Inc., a Philadelphia-based specialty insurance broker of commercial property and casualty and risk management services, addressing the insurance needs of non-profits, charter schools, quasi-government organizations, and the small business community.
“The success of the AACC is based on fostering collaborations and partnerships with other organizations, agencies and stakeholders,” says Bradley.
“Our newly revamped board brings a wealth of networks and the passion to see members of the AACC and all African-American businesses in the 11 counties and 3 states that we serve, achieve personal and professional success. Under my leadership, the AACC will be more creative and responsive to our membership and corporate partners, and continue to be the voice for the African-American business community.”
The AACC has added the following individuals to the board, noted for their professional excellence, community involvement, and commitment to the success of African American-owned businesses:
Chester “Chet” Riddick Jr., president and CEO of Alpha Enterprise Group, formally known as Alpha Office Supplies, Inc.; Shalimar Blakely, president of A Peace of PR; Jim Baker, founder and principal of Baker & Company, LLC; Della Clark, president of The Enterprise Center; Lorne G. Hammond of Prudential Insurance; Alex King, CEO and co-founder of Defined Clarity; Regine Metellus, CPA, chief financial officer and vice president of the Urban League of Philadelphia; Kenneth Penn, president of Community Property Management; Kenneth Scott, president of the Beech Companies; Megan R. Smith, founder and president of Brownstone PR; and Lowell Thomas, general counsel for Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation.
The AACC is a membership organization serving businesses, non-profit organizations, individuals, and other agencies committed to supporting the economic empowerment and growth of African-American businesses in southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and northern Delaware.