Justin Waller
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Justin Waller is executive vice president and chief operating officer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Waller manages the operations and marketing of the quarter-billion-dollar advocate for the American business community, overseeing the Chamber’s finances, strategic planning, digital initiatives, events, and corporate partnerships.

He leads strategic initiatives across the organization focused on building the Chamber’s brand, creating digital-first member value, enhancing convening power, and growing and diversifying the organization’s revenue. In addition, Waller oversaw the extensive restoration of the Chamber’s historic headquarters building, designed by the architect of the U.S. Supreme Court.

For over 20 years, Waller held executive positions in the media and digital information sectors, leading operations and strategic planning for business operations ranging from boutique startups to the Fortune 500. He held senior leadership roles at Atlantic Media, publisher of The Atlantic and Quartz, running the operations, finances, and strategic planning divisions of the company as well as serving as chief of staff to Atlantic Media’s chairman and CEO.

Waller led strategic planning for Gannett, a $6 billion international media and marketing solutions company with a vast portfolio of broadcast, digital, mobile, and publishing brands. He also ran the business operations of Potomac Research Group, an Inc. 500 startup, and guided its acquisition by a leading financial services company.

Waller was named COO of the Year by CEO Update, AdAge 40 under 40 leader in the marketing industry, a senior executive fellow of the Economic Club of Washington D.C., and a certified director from the National Association of Corporate Directors. He is chair of the board for the Stuttering Association for the Young based in Washington and New York, a board member of the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District in downtown Washington, a member of the Tower Project for Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art and treasurer and board member of the Cosmos Club Historic Preservation Foundation. Waller graduated with honors from Duke University and has an MBA from Georgetown University.