Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Staff Member Bio

Wendy K. Northcross, CCE
CCE, Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 508-362-3225 x517

Wendy K. Northcross, CCE Wendy has been with the organization since 1997. She served eight years as the Executive Director of the Hyannis Area Chamber and as the first executive for the Cape & Islands Community Development Inc. In July 2009, Wendy successfully completed the Fellowship for Regional Sustainable Development from the Ford Foundation and the American Chamber of Commerce Executives ACCE). She received her Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) designation in 2004 from (ACCE) and is a 1995 graduate of the U.S. Chamber Institutes for Organization Management (IOM). She has served on the transition team for both Governors Cellucci and Patrick and has been appointed by several governors to the state’s Advisory Council on Travel & Tourism. She was appointed by Governor Patrick to the Creative Economy Council in 2008 and serves on the Commonwealth’s Climate Adaptation Council. A founder of the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. Wendy continues to serve on its foundation board. She currently serves on the board of directors of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, the Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board, the Graduate Center of Cape Cod, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and the New England Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Wendy is a past chair of trustees for Cape Cod Community College, is a member and past president of Hyannis Rotary Club and is past chair of the Mass. Association of Chamber Executives. She serves as moderator for West Parish Church of Barnstable. She has received several awards and recognition including the Pioneering Woman Award (2011), New England Chamber Executive of the Year (2003), Pops by the Sea Honorary Chair (1996) and Cape Cod Community College Alumna of the Year (1995). Wendy grew up on Cape Cod and lives in West Barnstable with her husband, Van, marketing director for Cape Cod Healthcare.