Former Mobile Chamber President Honored with Prestigious Award

Former Mobile Chamber President Honored with Prestigious Award

For Immediate Release:  December 9, 2013 

BIRMINGHAM—Former Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, Win Hallett, was presented with the prestigious Jamie Wallace Award during the annual meeting of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA) held in Birmingham on December 6, 2013.  The award is presented to Chamber professionals who have displayed outstanding attributes in their daily vocation.  It is awarded only in years in which an individual meets the strict stated criteria, and is chosen from nominees submitted by CCAA members and awarded by an outside panel of judges.  It is the highest award presented by CCAA.

Named after Jamie Wallace, a legendary Alabama chamber executive with 30 years of experience, the Jamie Wallace Award selection committee was chaired by Kirk Mancer, president and CEO of the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.  Mancer is a previous winner of the award.

“Win Hallett has worked tirelessly to advance the mission of CCAA by building a better Alabama through strong chambers of commerce,” said Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama president and CEO Jeremy Arthur.  “Win’s selection as this year’s Jamie Wallace Award recipient is very fitting and serves as a tribute to the excellent work he has accomplished throughout his career.  Win has been a true chamber of commerce professional and is very deserving of CCAA’s highest recognition.”

Hallett led the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, one of Alabama’s largest chambers, for more than 22 years until his retirement in 2013.  In addition, Hallett served as Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chamber Committee of 100, as well as a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

“It was truly a surprise to receive such a prestigious honor and I am honored to accept the Jamie Wallace Award,” said Hallett.  “I am grateful and thankful for the opportunity to have served as a chamber of commerce professional, especially in the great State of Alabama.”

Since its beginning in 1937 as the Alabama Association of Commercial Organizations, what is now known as the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA) 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), The BCA/CCAA Partnership represents the interests and concerns of over one million working Alabamians.