Lindsay Henderson, chief revenue officer at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, has been awarded the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives inaugural 40 Under 40 award.
The 40 Under 40 award is a new honor presented by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) meant to highlight the brightest men and women under the age of 40 in the chamber industry.
This award recognizes young professionals that have demonstrated significant success in their career as well as having made noteworthy contributions to their community. Each award recipient has made a remarkable impact on the chamber industry, fostering a positive impact in their community.
This year’s competition drew over 118 nominations on behalf of young professionals in the chamber industry. Candidates for this honor demonstrated meaningful involvement in the advancement of their community and proven professional success within their chamber.
As chief revenue officer for the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, Henderson manages more than $1 million in sales. She began working for the Chamber in September 2010 as director of membership services. She was promoted to vice president of member services in January 2012 before becoming chief operating officer in 2013 and then chief revenue officer in 2016.
Prior to working at the Chamber, Henderson served as director of new student programs at the University of Central Arkansas, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and a Master of Science in Higher Education.
Henderson is a graduate of the Faulkner County Leadership Institute, Leadership Arkansas, and the Institute for Organization Management. She is serving on the board of directors for Conway Corporation and Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives (AEDCE) and has previously served on the boards of the Conway Regional Health System Women’s Council, Arkansas Community Foundation of Faulkner County, and the Conway Symphony Orchestra. In 2017, Henderson was listed among the Arkansas Business 40 Under 40.
A native of Bald Knob, Arkansas, Lindsay now lives in Conway with her husband, Jon Ross; one-year old son, Owen; and their two dogs, Lucy and Lily.
The full 40 Under 40 class was announced publicly at the ACCE Annual Convention in Long Beach, California. Following the convention, award recipients will be featured in the summer 2019 Chamber Executive magazine issue set to release in August.
Established in 1914, ACCE is an association of 9,000 leaders from 1,300 chambers of commerce, including 93 of the top 100 U.S. metro areas. The combined membership of ACCE chambers is close to one million businesses. Chamber leaders look to ACCE for best practices, networks and new ideas that will help them advance the interests of their communities. ACCE recommends successful programs and strategies, and identifies trends, partners and business models that show promise. For more information, visit www.ACCE.org.