Dr. Eric Lee to lead Black Chamber

By Body of Christ News

Dr. Eric Lee has been named the new president & CEO of the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce. He begins work at the Chamber on April 20th.

Lee succeeds former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb who served as interim president and chief executive officer for 18 months. Webb will return to the Board as Chairman.

Dr. Eric Lee“The hiring of Dr. Eric Lee continues our Chamber’s effort to bring young professionals into leadership roles in the Colorado community,” Webb said. “We have great expectations and no doubt, that Dr. Lee will lead the Black Chamber to continued growth while working in collaboration with other Chambers. Dr. Lee is an innovative and experienced professional with a proven track record of engagement. Dr. Lee’s previous exposure to campaign planning and non-profit management make him an ideal candidate to lead the Chamber.”

Prior to joining the Chamber, Lee served as the Assistant to the President at Suffolk University, where he was a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet. Lee advised the President on matters related to institutional research, information technology, strategic planning, and institutional diversity. Lee also taught financial management and fund-raising courses at the Sawyer Business School.

Previously selected as one of the “30 Emerging Leaders under 30” by Ebony Magazine and one of the “20 Nebraska Leaders under 40” by the Lincoln Journal Star Newspaper, Lee earned his Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree from Wayne State College (NE), and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska.

“The Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce is viewed as a quality organization in the Colorado community and I am proud and excited to be offered the opportunity to lead the Chamber through its continued growth,” Lee said. “I look forward to working with everyone to make this organization one that is embraced by all as essential and exemplary in service.”

2 Responses to “Dr. Eric Lee to lead Black Chamber”

  1. Karen Brown-Gerdine Says:

    I am mosted pleased to see the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce is creating sustainabilty for it's memembership. Although I am from the old school when family, neighbors, friends and community created the nucleus requried for business success, as a specialist in small business start-ups and from my experience in my work with Micro Lending financing, I find this an area in which the "Chamber" could seek to enhance assistance of the flame of entrepreneurship in members of the black commumity.
    As we talk about the decline of urban areas such as Historic Five Points, the perfect blueprint for small busiess, I am not seeing the focus in the asset base we as community members already have.
    It takes many facets for a successful business, including the difinition of success. Perhaps we can support the start-ups and and let the Corporate Alliances make it on their own.

  2. Spencer Says:

    I find it interesting that there is no mention of the job Dr. Lee held after Suffolk University. He worked briefly at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and was reportedly let go.

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