2022 Commencement Keynote Speaker – Regina A. Hairston

2022 Commencement Keynote Speaker – Regina A. Hairston

For Peirce College’s 2022 Commencement Ceremony, we are honored and excited to announce our keynote speaker: Regina A. Hairston, President & CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware (AACC).

Regina is a solutions-oriented and resourceful strategist who employs a creative approach to transforming visions into results. As President and Chief Executive Officer at the African American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware (AACC), she guides the vision, policies, and programming with passion, purpose, and poise.

AACC has promoted the voice, the vision, and the value of black-owned businesses for nearly three decades, but under her tenure has taken that spirit of innovation and applied it to the needs of the Chamber’s growing members. She has facilitated the launch of programs to increase and provide direct access to capital, developed a unique peership and mentorship program, and leveraged corporate partnerships for the success of the Chamber’s members.

Prior to leading AACC, Regina served as Chief Deputy, Register of Wills, and Clerk of the Orphan’s Court, as well as a Senior Associate at Bellevue Strategies. There, she was a registered lobbyist at the state, local, and federal government levels.

Before joining Bellevue Strategies, Regina held multiple roles within the Philadelphia education system and supported public relations and community engagement efforts for Philadelphia City Council and Pennsylvania State representatives and candidates.

Recently, Regina’s efforts on behalf of the Chamber have been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Tribune, PBS, WHYY, WURD, and many other publications. She is humbled and grateful to be named one of Philadelphia Magazine’s 2021 Most Influential People in Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Power 100.

Regina earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree from Saint Joseph’s University. 

We can’t wait to hear from Regina at Commencement on June 9th.

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