New Leader Pledges to Assist U.S. Women's Chamber Advance Women's Economic Priorities in Illinois and Iowa

Sally Rutledge-Ott

Sally Rutledge-Ott, ACE, NFPC named Regional Director for the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce | Illinois and Iowa Regions of Chicago Suburbs, Central Illinois and Eastern Iowa

The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce ( ) announces the selection of Sally Rutledge-Ott, ACE, NFPC, President of Ottsie, LLC and Ott Electric, LLC, to advance women’s economic priorities as Regional Director for the USWCC Illinois/Iowa Regions of Chicago Suburbs and Central Illinois and Eastern Iowa.

“Sally Rutledge-Ott is a dedicated entrepreneur, strategist, nonprofit specialist and business economic development expert who has grown an exceptionally wide and diverse network of relationships and influence,” states Margot Dorfman, CEO of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce. “Rutledge-Ott has been an active and committed member of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce; I know her elevated leadership role as Regional Director for the Chicago Suburbs, Central Illinois and Eastern Iowa will translate into increased economic gains for women.”

“Women lead the economy in a diverse way from entrepreneurs to CEO-level status and have the majority of purchasing power in the United States.  As a business owner, the U.S. Women’s Chamber provides me with the Federal and National certifications I require to be competitive in the construction supply industry”, Rutledge-Ott stated.  “What I have found is that the U.S. Women’s Chamber is focused on the same principles of leadership, economic development and success for women that I have been for over 30 years.  I will work with the amazing team at the U.S. Women’s Chamber and my fellow colleagues and regional leaders to bring even greater focus to women in business.  I will work to bring further gains to women in business and support the legislators who do the same.  I am greatly honored to be a part of this dynamic chamber”. 

Over her 30-year career, Rutledge-Ott has been focused on nonprofit organizational development holding U.S. Copyrights on Legal Policies for nonprofit organizations, and more recently, as a Federal and National certified construction supplier.   She has been serving chamber of commerce and charitable nonprofit organizations with respect to training, facilitation, new development and continued growth.

The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce provides business and financial education and resources for women and works to achieve fundamental budget and policy priorities that support women’s economic opportunities, security and family well-being. Women and men interested in joining and supporting the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, are invited to connect with the chamber through our website at

The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce (USWCC) is the leading advocate for women on economic and leadership issues. As the economic leader for women, the USWCC creates opportunities, drives progress, advocates, and provides tools and solutions to support the economic growth of women across America. The USWCC ( is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization founded in 2001 with over 500,000 members; its headquarters offices are located in Washington, D.C. Contact the USWCC at (888) 418-7922.


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