The African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (AACCW) has promoted Jona Moore to be its vice president.
“Jona has demonstrated she has what it takes to meet every challenge we have put before her since joining our organization. She deserves this promotion. We’re going to need her leadership, her vision and her energy as we continue to be impactful to both Black Entrepreneurs and the Wisconsin community,” said Ossie Kendrix, president and CEO of the AACCW, in a statement.
The mission of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin is to champion the growth and sustainability of African American-owned businesses by providing access to capital, education and advocacy through capacity building and strategic partnerships.
A native of Milwaukee, Moore graduated from Rufus King High School before earning a bachelor of science degree at Jackson State University in Mississippi. She served in several roles at the Pearls for Teen Girls, a dynamic Milwaukee nonprofit organization, before joining the AACCW in 2019 where she most recently served as program manager.
“It seems right and natural that I would grow up to serve the neighborhood I know so well. To be a catalyst in helping the people here start and grow their own businesses and create jobs in the neighborhood is an exciting blessing I really cherish,” Moore said in a statement.
Moore is playing a key role in managing the AACCW’s new Legacy Co-Working & Innovation Space at 1920 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive in the heart of Milwaukee’s Bronzeville Neighborhood, according to a press release from AACCW.