Letter from the new Vice President of SACC-NE, Nicole Clifford

Dear SACC-NE members,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Vice President of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce New England.

Despite having no Swedish ancestry, I have been interested in Swedish culture and learning the language since 2009 when I stayed with a Swedish family for a few days on vacation. After working in the U.S. Congress in DC for a couple of years, I moved to Sweden and obtained my master’s degree in political science from Uppsala University in 2015. Up until now, I was living in Stockholm working with advocacy and communications for Fastighetsägarna Stockholm, a trade association for property owners, and commentating on the 2016 presidential elections as a fellow for Frivärld, a foreign and security policy think tank.

When I found out I would be moving to Boston, I immediately reached out to SACC-NE as they were the most knowledgeable, connected and active group representing the Swedish community in the region. I am therefore extremely excited and humbled to take on this position.

As your Vice President, I look forward to strengthening the transatlantic link between New England and Sweden, finding ways for SACC-NE to increase its profile within the Swedish and New England public and private spheres, and advocating for our members’ priorities on all levels.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at nicole.clifford@gmail.com if you have any questions or would simply like to connect! I look forward to meeting and working with all of you, and am honored to represent this wonderful organization.

Kind regards,

Nicole Clifford