Nancy Keefer was hired as the CEO of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce after a national search for the position. She began her leadership role on October 14, 2013.
Prior to returning to Florida as a Chamber Executive, Nancy Keefer served as the President & CEO of the Chester County Chamber (PA) from 2008-2013. Prior to that, she was President & CEO of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce (FL) for 12 years. Nancy is originally from Upstate NY in the Finger Lakes Region.
In August of 2006, she received her Certified Chamber Executive designation from the American Chamber of Commerce, making her one of only 5% of Chamber Executives in the Nation to receive this designation.
Keefer served as the Chairperson of the Pennsylvania Association of Chamber Executives in 2012 and was honored with the Chairman’s Award at the State annual conference in Bedford Springs 2011. She was also a member of the President’s Circle for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.
Nationally, Keefer completed her term as an Executive Board member and Board Member of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives in August of 2012. Keefer served as Chairman of the Board Regents for the U.S. Chamber Institute Program at the University of Georgia in 2005. She also served on a task force in 2003-2004 appointed by Governor Bush to address the affordability of health insurance for Florida’s employers.
During her 12-year tenure as the CEO of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce (FL), Keefer received local recognition as the Lyons Club Citizen of the Year in 1998, Zonta’s Woman of the Year in 2003 and Citizen of the Year in 2007 by the local newspapers. In 2008 she was named by Gulfshore Business Magazine as one of the most powerful leaders in SWFL. Statewide, Keefer was named Professional of the Year by the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals in 2004.
Under Keefer’s leadership, The Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry received a four star rating through the national Accreditation Program by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2011 and the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce received the prestigious five star rating.
Keefer holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. She resides in Port Orange with her husband Chris and dog Mic.