CCAA Names Diane Poole, Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce, as Chamber Executive of the Year for 2016

CCAA Names Diane Poole, Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce, as Chamber Executive of the Year for 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 8, 2016

Contact: Jeremy Arthur 334-264-2112

CCAA Names Diane Poole, Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce, as Chamber Executive of the Year for 2016

MONTGOMERY, AL – The Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama presented Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Diane Poole the Chamber Executive of the Year Award that recognizes the exemplary performance and leadership of an Alabama chamber executive to his or her local chamber.

The award, recognizing the professional career achievements of the candidate, was presented at the CCAA Summer Conference held in Orange Beach, Ala.

“Diane is to be commended for receiving the 2016 CCAA Chamber Executive of the Year Award,” said Morri Yancy, President of the Lake Guntersville Chamber of Commerce and the 2016 Chairwoman of the CCAA Board of Directors. “She most certainly represents the highest standards in our profession.”

Jeremy L. Arthur, President and CEO of the CCAA, said Poole is a true chamber professional. “Diane’s nomination alone is a true testament that highlights why the panel of judges selected her as this year’s recipient. Her service to her local chamber, and our state organization, is proof that she is among the best of the best.”

Criteria that were evaluated included experience, training and education, service to CCAA and other professional organizations, service to chamber colleagues, ethical conduct in dealing with others, a highly developed sense of professionalism, leadership, and an abiding desire to advance the profession of chamber management.

Non-professional criteria evaluated included: non-chamber related community participation, civic participation, and religious, charitable and educational related activities.  An out-of-state panel of chamber executives served as the review panel and award-selection committee.

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, 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.