Ms. Fichter joined AWTCC as President and CEO, in June, 2015, with a background in leadership and exports, having held executive positions in previous chambers. Ms. Fichter most recently served as Vice President and Vice President of Exports for the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce where she was responsible for initiating and growing a portfolio of exporters that included Ford Motor Co. as well as other exporters and chambers throughout the state.
Ms. Fichter was recently the first Chamber executive in the United States to earn accreditation for International Certificate of Origin training from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) World Chambers Federation (WCF). She also serves on the ICC WCF International Certificate of Origin Council as the United States representative. The council meets twice yearly to review the guidelines, evaluate trends and monitor issues with international exports.
Active in her community, Ms. Fichter serves on numerous nonprofit boards focused on business growth, education, child advocacy, financial literacy, community improvement, cultural enrichment and leadership development.
As president, Ms. Fichter serves as board secretary.