Rebecca Polan appointed to Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Rebecca Polan, president of Allied Realty, has been appointed to the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors. As the most influential business advocacy organization in the Commonwealth, the chamber serves as the voice of the state’s business community.
“It is a tremendous honor to serve the Virginia Chamber of Commerce in this capacity,” said Polan. “I look forward to working alongside other advocates of business and progress, and positively impacting the state of Virginia.”
Polan currently serves as Allied Realty’s first female president, bringing more than 13 years of organizational growth, strategic planning and leadership development experience to that role. At Allied, she is responsible for implementing major real estate development in Virginia where she has rehabilitated and revitalized historically significant manufacturing properties in the Waynesboro area. Her efforts have attracted high-tech manufacturing jobs and economic development back to the region. Polan also manages the company’s downtown West Virginia real estate holdings, in all totaling approximately 2 million square feet combined of commercial, manufacturing and distribution space.
“I am pleased that someone of Rebecca’s caliber and experience will serve on the Virginia Chamber’s Board of Directors,” said Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. “Her acceptance of this nomination will greatly benefit both the Virginia Chamber and Allied Logistics, as well as the business communities of the Waynesboro area and the Commonwealth.”
Polan also serves on the boards of Allied Logistics, the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Mountain State Young Presidents’ Organization. She was officially installed as a new board member of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce on January 28, during the Chamber’s Winter Board of Directors Meeting in Richmond.
Polan has a master’s of public administration with a specialization in leadership development from The American University and a master’s of business administration from the College of William & Mary. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Smith College and holds a certificate in supply chain management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
About Allied Realty: Allied Realty is a part of Allied Logistics, a family of companies based in the Mid-Atlantic region that delivers a full range of global logistics services. It has business assets based in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky where the company that designs and manages full-service contract logistics services, including transportation, storage, distribution and other integrated services. Allied Logistics partners with companies to increase efficiency and drive down distribution costs by combining the services offered by its affiliated companies. From its market base in the Virginias, Allied delivers a “Best-Value” product for partners to be able to better serve their customers anywhere on the globe. For more, visit www.alliedlogistics.com.