**FILE** Angela Franco (dcchamber.org)
**FILE** Angela Franco (dcchamber.org)

D.C. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Angela Franco will step down after her term ends in August, the chamber said Thursday.

Franco, a member of the organization since July 2020, called it “an honor” to serve in the leadership role for the chamber “and advocate on behalf of its members.”

鈥淪ince joining the chamber 鈥 I have helped to build several new initiatives, resulting in increased membership and partnership value, ensuring the organization remained a viable resource to our resilient business community during the pandemic and beyond,” she said. “I am grateful for the board and the staff鈥檚 leadership that will continue to propel the chamber forward.鈥

The chamber, which represents more than 1,000 local and regional businesses in the D.C. metropolitan area, will begin the search for a new leader in the coming weeks.

鈥淎ngela has dedicated herself to advancing the D.C. Chamber鈥檚 mission for the past four years,鈥 said Tonya Vidal Kinlow, chair of the chamber鈥檚 board of directors. 鈥淪he has played a crucial role in achieving significant milestones and shaping the chamber into the business nucleus that it is today. Angela鈥檚 leadership has positioned the chamber for continued success after her departure. On behalf of the board, I want to thank her for her years of dedicated service and wish her the best in her future endeavors.鈥

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