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Chester Spellman named chair of America’s Service Commission

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Chester Spellman has been named chairman of America’s Service Commission.

Spellman, the CEO of Volunteer Florida, was elected as the chairman of the national, nonprofits organization during its annual membership assembly.

“We are pleased to have Chester continue his service to the network of state service commissions as our new board chair,” said Kaira Esgate, CEO of America’s Service Commissions, in a statement. “Chester has shown exceptional leadership as our Second Vice Chair and Chair of Resource Development for the past several years and we look forward to him bringing his experience at Volunteer Florida to help move the vision and mission of America’s Service Commissions forward.”

The American Association of State Service Commissions is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that represents and promotes state service commissions across the nation. Launched in 1997, the organization focuses on advocacy and peer-to-peer support.

Spellman was appointed CEO of Volunteer Florida in April 2012. A Jacksonville native, he previously served as the chief operating officer of Project SOS, a community-based organization in Jacksonville that focused on families and developing youth.

“It is an honor to be selected by my state service commission colleagues to serve as chair,” he said in a statement. “I look forward to working at the local, state and federal level to advance the impact of service commissions nationwide.”

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