Orange County Chamber of Commerce Announces Incoming President

Lynn Allen Cione, Executive Director of the Goshen Chamber of Commerce since 2008, has been named the new President of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, it was announced today by Board Chairman Tom Sullivan. Cione will succeed Dr. John A. D’Ambrosio, who was the Orange County Chamber President for the past 33 years. Cione will take office on September 2, 2014.

            “We looked carefully at a lot of candidates, both locally and from outside the area,” said Sullivan, “and Lynn Cione quickly rose to the top in terms of experience, attitude, energy and enthusiasm. She doubled membership in the Goshen Chamber and significantly increased that chamber’s position and reputation in Orange County, the region and the state. I look forward to the vitality and leadership that she will bring to our chamber.”

            In addition to her membership accomplishments at the Goshen Chamber, Cione tripled sponsorship revenue, spearheaded government advocacy initiatives and created the Goshen Chamber’s first community expo, resulting in sold out vendor space and a substantial profit.

            “I am honored to succeed such an established Chamber executive as Dr. John D’Ambrosio,” said Cione. “I look forward to promoting the Chamber as Orange County’s premier membership and business advocacy organization.  It is my goal to expand cooperation and support between local businesses, government and community leaders, with a focus on increasing the chamber membership to reflect the diversity and innovation of our business community.”

            Cione has been active in Village of Goshen government, serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals, Board of Trustees and as Deputy Mayor. She previously was Executive Director of Action Towards Independence in Middletown, worked for Defense for Children International at the United Nations and was a paralegal and legislative assistant in the Office of the Kings County District Attorney.

            “I’ve always been very impressed by Lynn Cione’s accomplishments at the Goshen Chamber,” said D ‘Ambrosio. “She obviously has what it takes to make a chamber successful and I’m thrilled that she will be bringing her energy and skills to the Orange County Chamber. If anyone can get the job done, it’s Lynn Cione.” 

Lynn pictured in headlining photo (shared through Goshen Chamber facebook page)