Nancy PloegerExecutive Director & Secretary | IWEC Foundation

New York, United States

Nancy Ploeger is one of IWEC’s co-founders, and until recently, she was the President of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (MCC) for 21 years. During her tenure at the MCC, Ms. Ploeger led advocacy efforts for Small and Medium Business Enterprises (SMEs) on issues ranging from health insurance, Minority- and Woman-owned certification, doing business with the public sector and international business expansion for small businesses.

She led the Chamber to develop robust economic development initiatives that enabled it, and its members, to create a network of reciprocal collaboration, trade, empowerment and partnerships with organizations, associations and businesses in Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.   Her legacy transformed the Chamber from a local advocate for small business to a bridge to global trade and economic expansion.

Among her accolades are being appointed by Major Bloomberg to serve on New York City’s Minority Women’s Business Enterprise’s (MWBE) Advisory Board, a board seat on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the New York District Export Council, serving as Chairperson of the Chamber Alliance of New York State, and currently sitting on the Steering Committee of the New York District Export Council’s World Trade Week.