A.J. Baynes, Jr. officially took over as President and CEO of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce in January 2018. Continuing a legacy of business focused programming and growth, throughout Western NY, he leads the organization with a strong commitment to advancing its investors, members, partners, and the Economic Development and Public Policy Agenda of the chamber. His dedication to promoting and elevating businesses of all sizes results in further collaborative partnerships in the Buffalo Niagara community.
A.J. comes to the chamber with an expansive history in the political forefront, most recently serving our region from a legislative stance. He was also hands on in his family's logistics business where he learned and experienced what business owners are challenged with each day.
He has an open door policy for all members and continuously seeks feedback, comments and suggestions for advancing our region.