Amanda Blackwood commenced her role as President and CEO of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce (Metro Chamber) on in May 2018. She is the first female President and CEO of the Metro Chamber, serving in a full-time capacity, in its 127-year history.
As President and CEO, Amanda has continued to lead the strategic direction, vision, culture, and business operations of the Metro Chamber, and tirelessly advocates for issues and programs that support the economic success of our valued business members in the six-county Capital City region. Under Amanda’s capable leadership, the Metro Chamber’s FOR BUSINESS focused strategy is centered on three core values: being mission-driven, collaborative, and growth-oriented. She oversees the Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Metro-PAC (the largest local business focused political action committee), the Metro Chamber Foundation representing more than 500 young professional members, the Metro Business Center (launching in early 2022), and the Northern California World Trade Center.
Amanda is sought out by municipalities, such as the City of Sacramento, as a regional business thought leader to serve on commissions and as an advisor to top leadership. Amanda has leveraged her tremendous collaborative instincts by bringing together many of the Sacramento Region’s economic development partners, including the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, Valley Vision, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments and other local/ethnic chambers, to jointly develop strategies for the benefit of all those involved.
For 2022, Amanda will be focused on the Chamber’s topline initiatives that include the following: identifying workable solutions for businesses navigating issues related to the homeless crisis, continuing efforts to inspire and assist businesses to get started and/or grow their operations, and the expansion of talent pipelines with a focus on recruitment and retention of the workforce to stay in Sacramento.
Connect with Amanda and the Sacramento Metro Chamber -
Amanda On Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmandaBlackw00d
Sacramento Metro Chamber On Twitter: https://twitter.com/SacMBC
Amanda On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-blackwood-2270581b/