Sylvia Haines is Executive serves as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. She has been with the Hampton Roads Chamber for over 35 years and is responsible for the Membership, Finance, Programs, IT, Marketing and Communications functions of the Chamber.
A lifelong resident of Hampton Roads, she is proud to serve the business community through her position with the Chamber. She is a graduate University of Mary Washington, formerly Mary Washington College.
She earned the designation of Certified Chamber Executive (CCE). There are only 210 active Chamber professionals in the nation who have earned the designation which exemplifies commitment to the chamber profession; dedication to managerial and leadership excellence; and leadership in state and national chamber profession associations.
In 2017, she was named CFO of the Year for small nonprofit organizations by Virginia Business Magazine and named a 2017 Women in Business honoree by Inside Business.
She has served on the boards of Girls, Inc of Southwest Hampton Roads, Center for Youth; the Virginia Chamber of Commerce; Champions for Children: Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads; Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (VACCE); and the Membership Development Division Board of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). She served as President of the Girls, Inc. in 2008. She was also President of VACCE 2010-2011. She is currently a member of the VACCE Board of Directors.
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