CCAA Names 3 Local Chamber Professionals as Accredited Alabama Chamber Executives

CCAA Names 3 Local Chamber Professionals as Accredited Alabama Chamber Executives

MONTGOMERY, AL – The Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA) announced that three Alabama chamber professionals have received the Accredited Alabama Chamber Executive distinction (AACE).

Those receiving the AACE were:  Brian Hilson, Birmingham Business Alliance, Heather Brothers New, The Chamber of Gadsden & Etowah County, Jennifer Williamson, Greater Limestone Chamber of Commerce

The announcement was made at the CCAA’s summer convention in Point Clear.

The CCAA established the Accredited Alabama Chamber Executive Program (AACE) to recognize the professional competence of chamber of commerce executives in the State of Alabama.  The AACE designation is based on the experience, service to CCAA, training, continuing education, and professional achievement of CCAA members. The AACE award is intended to strengthen the career development objectives of CCAA and provide personal recognition to chamber professionals in Alabama.

“Both of the individuals receiving their accredited chamber professional designation are to be commended for receiving this prestigious distinction,” said Bill Sisson, President & CEO of the Mobile Area  Chamber of Commerce and the CCAA’s 2017 Chairman of the Board of Directors. “They most certainly represent the highest standards in our profession.”

Jeremy L. Arthur, President and CEO of the CCAA, said the three local chamber leaders are true testament to the chamber profession.

“The accreditation process is very rigorous and highlights that each recipient is truly the ‘best of the best’ across our state,” Arthur said. “The commitment shown by each person that receives the Alabama Accredited Chamber Executive distinction shows their continued commitment to professional development and the overall success of their local chamber of commerce and our collective state association.”

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.