About the chamber


The Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization representing businesses in Prince George’s County-one of the largest chambers in the state of Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan region. We have earned a well-deserved reputation as the “Voice of Wealth Creation” for Prince George’s County, through our aggressive pursuit of a healthy economic climate for business and an improved quality of life for County residents.

Our mission is to advance the interests of business and help create wealth for a vibrant Prince George’s County. The Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce has dedicated itself to fostering a sound and progressive business climate for the County by advocating in Upper Marlboro and Annapolis as well as assuming a leadership position in identifying and resolving procurement issues & other matters that concern small business.

About the new President & CEO 


We are only bound by the limits of our own conviction”
by Robert F Smith

Alexander Austin, the President and CEO of the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce, leads one of the largest chambers in the state of Maryland and the broader Washington Metropolitan region. He is widely recognized as an intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial leader, boasting over two decades of expertise across various fields such as Workforce Development, Business Acquisitions/Advisory Services, Business-to-Consumer Solutions, and Entrepreneurship.

Alexander has cultivated a unique and diverse portfolio of skills and accomplishments. His achievements span from innovating new products and services for the local market to owning and operating a professional sports franchise. He’s also authored a book and provided advisory services for mid-market company acquisitions and capital raising strategies. His remarkable journey has garnered media recognition, with features in the Washington Business Journal, Baltimore Sun, and PG Suite magazine.

A native of Prince George’s County, Alexander is deeply dedicated to the continued growth and advancement of the county. He is not only a devoted husband to Candice but also a loving father to Jordan, Savannah, and Xavier.


About the Chairman
of the board of directors

Market President-Commercial Banking, Truist Bank

Chairman, PGCOC Board of Directors

Cassius Priestly boasts over 25 years of banking experience and was named the 2019 market president of Truist for Washington, DC; Alexandria, Fairfax, and Arlington, Virginia. Devoted to success, he and his team aid businesses generating up to $75M in Capital Formation, Treasury Solutions, Risk Management, Employee Benefits, Wealth Management, and Strategic Advisory Services. Cassius serves on multiple boards, including the Prince Georges County Chamber of Commerce, Project Bridges, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, Bowie State University Board of Visitors, and Community Youth Advance. He’s an active member of several organizations and mentors youth through programs like Big Brothers Big Sisters and YMCA Achievers.

Cassius holds a BS in accounting from Grambling State University, an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and has completed leadership programs at Emory University Goizueta Business School. He resides in Glenn Dale, Maryland, with his wife, Jacqulyn, and three children, Cassius Jr., Hampton, and Elijah. In his leisure time, he enjoys family activities and coaching youth sports. When asked about his values, Cassius prioritizes faith, family, health, and career. He admires his wife’s spirit and draws inspiration from his father’s unwavering determination and actions-over-words philosophy.





PGCOC by the numbers


Founded in 1924


PGCOC Ranks in the top 20 business organizations in the county


Local business


We represent over 1 Million employees in the county