Guy Tessler has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce. In this role, he oversees the Chamber’s deal flow activity, and nurtures relationships between Israeli and Southeastern companies. Guy joined the AICC staff in 2007. Prior to coming to the US, Guy served as program manager for the Israel Association of Community Centers, where many of the networking skills he has brought to AICC were first developed. Born in Haifa, and raised in Jerusalem, Guy served in the IDF as a paratrooper, and later became a member of Kibbutz Misgav-Am in the upper Galilee. He holds a BA in Sociology and Management from the Israel Open University.