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New York’s Largest African American Chamber of Commerce, LIAACC, Adds New Leadership

New York’s largest African American Chamber of Commerce LIAACC adds new leadership to its Board of Directors.   Emerging leaders are vital in all sectors of society, and LIAACC is grateful that its organization is committed to leadership development and chamber development; and in its ability to attract leaders who are both willing and capable of serving for the greater good of our community.

“Leadership development is vital to the growth of New York’s largest African American Chamber of Commerce. The recent appointments will help the chamber of commerce to fulfill its mission and continue to serve our membership, small business owners in the region, and professional service providers who interact with the chamber in its wider network.”  Phil Andrews, President, Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

About: Valerie Anderson Campbell of Baldwin has been appointed Nassau County Director of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce. She is the CEO of a boutique recruiting firm, where she provides human capital for companies nationwide, from Healthcare, Engineering, Finance, and IT industries. Valerie is also VP Membership of Uniondale Community Land Trust, Inc., a not-for-profit organization whose mission includes community renewal, revitalization, integration, and empowerment.

About: Danielle Donaphin Appointed LIAACC’s Suffolk County Director – Danielle Donaphin of Bay Shore has been appointed Suffolk County director of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce.  Danielle operates her own business, Donaphin Career Enrichment Services.  Her business focuses on enriching her clients’ potential for greater career opportunities.   Danielle’s work in her business and the community was recognized by the Suffolk County Executive’s office in March of this year, and she was the recipient of the National Women’s History Month award.

In her role as LIAACC’s Suffolk County director, Danielle will be responsible for identifying collaborative opportunities to advance the goals and values of the chamber, while increasing LIAACC’s presence and providing opportunities for education and knowledge for small business owners within Suffolk County.


Elizabeth Wellington has been appointed as Nassau County Deputy Director – Mrs. Elizabeth Wellington will be responsible for helping to provide creative innovation solutions to increase community involvement via increasing  grassroot efforts to render  knowledge, and education for small business owners within the Chamber. She also serves as a Co-Chair for former Hempstead Village Justice Judge Maxine S. Broderick, 2017 Nassau County Board of Election Campaign.

She has experienced in both finance and general operational realms and has spent nearly a decade working in the areas of advertising, education, and investigation Industries. Prior to joining Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, for the past 5 years, she had supported the Brooklyn community as a coordinator for the New York City Board of Elections, as well as, by attending various political events given by Borough President Eric Adams, Mayor De Blasio, and the New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer.

Mrs. Wellington graduated from Nassau Community College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She has a B.S in Criminal Justice and Master’s degree in Public Administration with specialization in Human Resources/Management & Operations. She is married to Antonio Wellington, CEO/President of Wellie the Transporter, LLC; and has one son Stephen Wellington, who also graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

LIAACC has been featured on WABC Here and Now, NBC’S Positively Black, FiOs1 Push Pause, MY Long Island News, Long Island Business News, Newsday, and Black Enterprise – BE Modern Man.

LIAACC is a member of the US Black Chambers, Inc. located online at US Black Chambers, Inc.

LIAACC is a 501 C (6) membership based organization serving the counties of Nassau Suffolk, Queens and Kings. To join LIAACC as a member log on to

Photo – (Credit: LI African Amer. Chamber Commerce)

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