Alice E. Ancona
Ms. Ancona heads the Chamber’s international efforts and is the primary advocate for international trade and investment policies with a focus on reducing barriers to trade, promoting efforts to expand market access, export facilitation, trade agreements and expanded development of Florida’s trade infrastructure. She is responsible for increasing global trade opportunities for Florida to include implementing programs that foster trade and investment as well as serving as a vital facilitator to international stakeholders, foreign agencies and representatives, elected officials, member companies and state and federal agencies
Ms. Ancona also is lead staff to the Chambers Infrastructure Coalition which serves as the unified voice of business preparing for Florida’s future growth – committed to creating long-term investments in Florida’s energy, water, transportation, freight, telecommunications, and rural infrastructure. She additionally leads the Chamber’s Trade and Logistics Institute which focuses on expanding Florida’s role as a hub for trade.
Prior to joining the Florida Chamber, Ms. Ancona led the government affairs division of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce where she directed the policy agenda on a wide range of issues, including trade, infrastructure investment, transportation, and workforce development. She has been part of successful campaigns to win congressional passage of trade agreements with key Florida trading partners to include: Colombia FTA, DR-CAFTA, Panama FTA, Chile FTA, KORUS and worked on efforts to secure the Free Trade Areas of the Americas.
Ms. Ancona has served on various steering committees for Florida’s transportation planning efforts, is member of the International Policy Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, member of the Florida International Trade Partnership, member of the South Florida District Export Council, recipient of the 2014 International Women’s Day Award from World Trade Center Miami, named 2015 Person of the Year by the Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, Inc., and recipient of the 2016 Women of Distinction Award by the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce.