bill-diggs_web.jpgMIAMI – The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce (M-DCC) has announced the appointment of Jesse Brooks as their interim CEO in light of the resignation of William (Bill) Diggs as president and CEO of the chamber. Diggs was M-DCC chief for eight years before joining the not-for profit public fundraising foundation created by Alonzo and Tracy Mourning.

The foundation, whose philanthropic activities focus on the educational development and enrichment of children and families in low socioeconomic communities, is expanding its focus to include affordable housing development.

Diggs’ myriad public service includes helping found the 100 Black Men of South Florida youth mentoring organization.

“We sincerely appreciate working with an esteemed colleague and friend such as Bill Diggs, who has provided immeasurable leadership and  we wish him much happiness and success in his future endeavors,” said Ricardo Forbes, the chamber’s board chairman. “Bill is an award-winning and respected local leader and has provided leadership on many pivotal issues in this community.”

Brooks is a former M-DCC board chairman and an internationally recognized consultant in strategic planning and organizational development. He will provide oversight for the next few months as the chamber’s directors undertake a search for a permanent CEO.

The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1974, represents the business interests of women, young professionals and small businesses in South Florida. It provides opportunities to exchange goods and services and seeks to promote mutually beneficial interaction and communication.

Visit the Mourning Family Foundation at or call 305-476-0095; the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce at or call 305-751-8648.