Executive Director, Waltham Chamber of Commerce
Richards has been an executive director for chambers of commerce for over 7 years. After four successful years at the Lexington Chamber, growing membership by at least 10% per year, she moved on to the Waltham Chamber of Commerce. Her expertise lies in understanding that chambers are not a one-size-fits-all approach, but rather recognizing and catering to the unique needs of each individual member.
Richards prides herself in asking the right questions to figure out what and how to provide the benefits to each member. She was recently awarded the honor of one of ACCE’s (Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives) Forty Under 40, which recognizes the top emerging leaders in the chamber of commerce industry. Her work experience includes business and hospitality management, employment consulting, photojournalism, and mentoring.