Melissa Webb Named as ACCT Executive Director


The Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) has appointed longtime staff member Melissa Webb as its new executive director. Webb had been serving as temporary director of operations for the association since May while ACCT board chair Korey Hampton was the acting executive director following former executive director Bill Zimmermann’s departure in February. 

It is with great pleasure today that I am announcing the official hiring of Melissa Webb as the next executive director of the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT),” Hampton said in a statement. “Melissa has been a valued member of the ACCT staff for a decade now, and in May of this year the board of directors named Melissa as the temporary director of operations. Melissa has done a remarkable job of assuming responsibility for the day-to-day operation and management of the business of ACCT, and she has very clearly demonstrated her ability to lead. 

“So, it is with complete confidence and an abundance of excitement for the future of our association that all of us on the board support her in this new role, Hampton concluded.

Webb was a volunteer for the ACCT while working at Iredell County Parks & Recreation and the U.S. Whitewater Center in North Carolina. She joined the ACCT staff in 2013, serving in a variety of leadership roles including special events and membership coordinator, then events manager, and later events director. As events director, Webb had been responsible for orchestrating the association’s annual tent pole event, the International ACCT Conference and Expo. 

I would like to take this opportunity to formally thank ACCT board chair Korey Hampton for leading the association for the past several months as acting executive director,” said Webb. “We have had an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of running the association as we’ve worked very closely the last 4 months and intend to continue to work together to help guide the association through the next chapter.

“Due to my 10-year involvement with this association, I feel I have a good understanding of where the association is currently, and I am excited to continue serving ACCT in a new role as executive director.”


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