2024 Commencement Keynote Speaker – Chellie Cameron

2024 Commencement Keynote Speaker – Chellie Cameron

For Peirce College’s 2024 Commencement Ceremony, we are honored and excited to announce our keynote speaker: Chellie Cameron, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.

Cameron will address graduates at the College’s 159th Commencement Ceremony on June 7th, to be held at the Miller Theater (formerly the Merriam Theater) in Center City Philadelphia.

Rochelle (“Chellie”) L. Cameron is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, representing more than 600,000 employees across 11 counties. Under Chellie’s leadership, the Chamber drives impact and business growth in the Greater Philadelphia region, advocates for a more competitive business climate, and grows a vibrant and diverse business community. 

Previously, Chellie served as CEO for the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Aviation, including both Philadelphia International and the Northeast Philadelphia Airports. As CEO of the airports, Chellie was the city’s chief aviation representative in local, state, national, and international affairs. She was responsible for the operation of the airport system, and directed the planning, development, and administration of all airport activities during her tenure.

Chellie served on Philadelphia’s aviation leadership team for 11 years, including 6 ½ years as CEO. Prior to these roles, she spent 13 years working for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and served for seven years as an active-duty officer in the United States Air Force and one year as an Air Force civilian employee. She completed her military service in 1998 as an active-duty Captain.

Chellie represents the Chamber on the Boards of Directors for the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, the University City Science Center, the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau. She is the former Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Economic and Community Advisory Council and served on other international, national, and local boards and advisory groups.

Chellie has received recognition as a collaborative and inclusive leader. Most recently, she was included in Philadelphia Magazine’s “150 Most Influential Philadelphians” list, the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2024 “Power 100” list, and City & State PA’s 2022 “Philly Power 100” and 2023 “Power of Diversity” lists.

Chellie holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in government with a special concentration in economics and philosophy, and an M.B.A. from Auburn University at Montgomery. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia.

More than 335 students, almost all of whom are working adults, will graduate from Peirce in 2024.

Thank you, Chellie, for agreeing to address our graduates. We look forward to hearing her Commencement address on June 7th!

Stay tuned for more Commencement info over the next few months. We’ll share details about the ceremony, ways to celebrate online, and more.

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