Tri-County Chamber of Commerce Installs William Paterson University’s Patrick DeDeo as New Board Chairman

DeDeo will lead the board in providing direction and support to the Tri-County Chamber team

Patrick DeDeo (left) and Christopher Wegman

WAYNE, NJ - - The Tri-County Chamber of Commerce, based in Wayne, recently installed Patrick DeDeo, associate vice president for governmental relations and external affairs at William Paterson University, as the 2016 Chairman of the Board.  In this role, DeDeo will lead the board in providing direction and support to the Tri-County Chamber team in fulfilling its mission of advocating for businesses and strengthening the communities served.

“I’m honored to serve the Chamber and our community in this capacity during a time of opportunity,” said DeDeo. “As we look ahead to 2016, I see great things and encourage all local businesses to join our Chamber and participate in the many programs we will roll out this year.”

DeDeo will succeed Christopher Wegman, president of Wegman and Associates, a Fairfield based marketing and advertising firm.
“As the Wayne-based chamber, and one that represents over a dozen other neighboring towns, Pat and his supporting organization of William Paterson University, is an outstanding fit to lead our Chamber through the new year, as we work to bring valuable programming and additional benefits to our current and future members,” said Wegman.

Prior to his post at William Paterson, DeDeo served as senior manager of government relations at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ for 19 years. He brings expertise in the fields of strategic communications, public policy, higher education and event management to this position.

About Tri-County Chamber
The Tri-County Chamber of Commerce is a regional Chamber based in Wayne, with members from over 50 communities. Specializing in networking opportunities and legislative advocacy, this Chamber offers over 40 Chamber functions per year for members and future members. For more information: or call 862-210-8328.


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