Posted: Aug 29, 2013 – 03:14 PM EST
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 /CSRwire/ - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) today announced Marc DeCourcey as its new executive director. DeCourcey will lead the Chamber Foundation’s initiatives to help businesses improve and grow their corporate responsibility programs and community impacts.
“Marc understands the important role businesses play in solving the world’s biggest social challenges,” said David Chavern, executive vice president and COO of the U.S. Chamber. “His proven leadership and previous experience in forming innovative, cross-sector partnerships will help drive BCLC’s continued impact and growth.”
Prior to joining BCLC, DeCourcey served as vice president of strategic partnerships at the American Red Cross. In this role, he fostered partnerships with a diverse group of organizations that helped grow the reach and presence of the organization. Previously, DeCourcey served as chief of staff to American Red Cross president and CEO Gail McGovern and was senior director of federal relations. In addition to his experience with the American Red Cross, he has worked as chief of staff at the Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs at the U.S. Department of Education and as executive director for the Massachusetts Republican Party.
“BCLC’s work shows the remarkable ability of business to innovate and work together to solve problems,” said DeCourcey. “I’m honored to join the Foundation and help foster the role business plays in improving communities and lives.”
For more than a decade, BCLC’s programs, events, research and relationships with key nonprofits and governments have helped companies improve their efforts and impact around social issues. BCLC serves as a catalyst to build stronger cross-sector partnerships and provides voice, insights, and connections to strengthen the intersection of business and community. Through programs like its Corporate Citizenship Awards, Business for Good Map, and disaster preparedness and recovery programs, BCLC helps businesses and communities make a difference.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
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