FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- March 15, 2021 Contact: Brenda Ward 334-264-2112
CCAA Names Paige Green Hutto as New President & CEO
The Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA) board of directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Paige Green Hutto as the organization’s next president and CEO. A seasoned chamber professional, Hutto has spent the last 13 years as president and CEO of the Gilmer Chamber in Ellijay, Georgia. Her chamber career started in 1998 when she was hired as tourism director for the Eufaula Barbour Chamber of Commerce in her hometown of Eufaula, Alabama.
Throughout her career, Hutto was hands on with the strategic operations, financial viability, communications and brand strategies of the organizations she served. A collaborative leader, her experience in event management, investor relations, governmental advocacy and fundraising were key skills sought by the CCAA board. A 2015 graduate of the US Chamber Institute of Organization Management (IOM), Hutto served on the board of the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and earned her Georgia Certified Chamber Executive (GCCE) in 2019.
“I am thrilled to be back in my home state and honored to be asked to help lead an organization dedicated to a profession that has given so much to me. CCAA is dedicated to providing professional development, networking and advocacy efforts to our local chambers. Strengthened by The Partnership with the Business Council of Alabama, CCAA is poised to help all of our state chambers thrive. This in turn helps Alabama grow,” remarked Hutto.
Dean Mitchell, CCAA Board of Directors chairman and Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce executive director, stated, “We are thrilled to announce Paige as our new president and CEO. Her chamber organizational knowledge, strategic programming, excellent communication skills and fundraising background makes her an outstanding leader and the perfect fit for CCAA. The CCAA was blessed to have Jeremy Arthur for nine years, and Jeremy made meaningful, impactful and substantial contributions to our organization, profession and membership. We have no doubt that Paige will build on the strong foundation that Jeremy built and help chambers continue making a difference in communities all across Alabama. Welcome home and welcome to the team, Paige!”
Hutto will fill the vacancy left when Jeremy Arthur, long time CCAA president and CEO returned to the Government and Economic Development Institute at Auburn University. “Jeremy leaves big shoes to fill, but I am confident that with his continued support, Brenda’s continued role and the continued support of the board of directors and membership we will see a bright future for CCAA,” added Hutto.
Hutto lives in Wetumpka with her husband Chris, two amazing bonus boys Jacob and Jaxon, and their two dogs RC and Moonpie. She will start April 5, 2021.
Since its beginning in 1937 as the Alabama Association of Commercial Organizations, what is now known as the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama has remained dedicated to advancing the goal that chambers of commerce are the premier local business advocate in the State of Alabama. In conjunction with the Business Council of Alabama (BCA), a non-partisan organization, the two groups, through the BCA/CCAA Partnership represent the interests and concerns of over 1 million working Alabamians every day.