CEO – Grapevine Chamber of Commerce
RaDonna Hessel currently serves as CEO of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, a position held since June of 2008. She has served in five different communities around the state of Texas since 1990. RaDonna completed the Institute for Organizational Management at SMU and the Oklahoma University, graduating in 1997 and received her CCE (Certified Chamber Executive) designation in 2013. The Grapevine Chamber received the designation as a Five-Star Accredited Chamber in 2015 by the US Chamber and was reaccredited in 2021.
Professionally RaDonna served on the Executive Board of the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives Association (TCCE), and was the 2017 Chairman. She was also 2008 Chair of the North Texas Chamber Executives (NTCE). RaDonna previously served on the board of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) 2015 through 2022, where she also served as chair of the ACCE Emerging Cities. She currently serves on the board of the Texas Association of Business (TAB) Executive Board. She was the 2024 Chair of the Northeast Leadership Forum, and serves on the Grapevine Colleyville Education Foundation. She is also a member of the 2017 – 2018 North Texas Leadership Class.
RaDonna also finds time to serve her community, including as President of the Grapevine Rotary Club in 2011 – 2012 and she was the 2005-2006 Centennial President of the Grand Prairie Rotary Club and was a leader in the construction of the Grand Prairie Veterans’ Memorial.
RaDonna received the 2018 Marvin Hurley Award, the highest honor of the Texas Chamber Executive Association. Prior to that she received the 2013 and 2010 Distinguished Service Award for the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives Association. She was the 2012-2013 Grapevine Rotarian of the Year and was selected as the 2018 Grapevine Rotary Pro. Previously, she was presented with the President’s Award from the Soroptimist Club. She also was honored as the Grand Prairie Citizen of the Year in 2002, and received the International Athena Award (Woman of the Year) in 2003. She received the Doris Black Award from the Brighter Tomorrows Domestic Violence organization in 2005.