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Weber Elected Chair-Elect of Montgomery County Chamber

Leslie Ford Weber.jpgLeslie Ford Weber, director of the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, has been elected chair-elect of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.

Weber, who is also director of campus, government and community affairs in Montgomery County for the university and Suburban Hospital, previously served the Chamber as vice chair of the legislative affairs committee and will continue in that role as chair-elect.  Before that, she was vice chair of the economic development committee.

Weber was welcomed as chair-elect in June at the Chamber’s 58th Annual Dinner, held at the Bethesda North Marriott and County Conference Center. The incoming board of directors was inaugurated at the event.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to represent Johns Hopkins on the board of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce,” Weber said. “In my role as chair-elect of the Chamber, I look forward to continuing to be a strong voice for the business community and for higher education in Montgomery County. The two go hand in hand. A highly educated community makes for a thriving business community.”

Johns Hopkins is a longtime member of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and collaborates with the Chamber on several economic development, legislative and other initiatives.

Weber was honored by the Chamber last year with the Chairman’s Award for her dedication to the board of directors and leadership on legislative issues that affect the business community.

In addition to her work at the chamber, she is engaged in community organizations such as the Workforce Development Board, Montgomery Women, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School PTSA and others.

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