November 20, 2023


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced Christine Kanuch has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer, assuming the role at the start of the new year. Kanuch has been with the Chamber for 25 years leading the day to day of the organization’s budget planning and financial management.

“Christine has been an integral partner in strengthening the Chamber for the future, and we are proud to promote internal talent into this important role,” said Justin Waller, Chief Operating Officer, to whom Christine will report. “Her dedication to the Chamber’s mission, as indicated by her 25-year tenure, and strong financial expertise will continue to drive results and impact on behalf of our members, and we congratulate her on this well-deserved promotion.”

Kanuch began her career at Ernst & Young before joining the Chamber in 1999 as Vice President of Finance. Kanuch will take over the role from Stefan Freiberg, who joined the Chamber in 2021 and will depart at the end of January to ensure a smooth transition. 

“Together, Freiberg and Kanuch navigated the Chamber through uncertainty due to the pandemic and its economic implications. Thanks to their smart financial management, the Chamber emerged stronger on all accounts, with record revenue and a strengthened balance sheet,” said Waller. “This has allowed the Chamber to drive consequential impact for our members and ensures the Chamber is in a strong financial position for the future.”