For Immediate Release: December 6, 2021
Contact: Paige G. Hutto (334) 264-2112
BIRMINGHAM— Former Chamber of Commerce Association President & CEO, Jeremy Arthur, CCE, IOM was presented with the prestigious Jamie Wallace Award during The Partnership annual meeting of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA) and Business Council of Alabama (BCA) held in Birmingham on December 3, 2021. The award is presented to chamberprofessionals who havedisplayed 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.
Named in honor of long-time chamber professional Jamie Wallace, Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce, this award is the highest honor bestowed by CCAA. Wallace served as president of the Selma-Dallas County Chamber for 16 years after a distinguished career with The Selma Times-Journal and Selma Free Press. The Jamie Wallace Award recognizes career accomplishments of chamber executives who have established exceptional leadership, professionalism, service and dedication to the chamber of commerce profession and CCAA.
In presenting the award, Morri Yancy, IOM president of the Lake Guntersville Chamber of Commerce and 2017 Jamie Wallace Award recipient, said of Arthur “Jeremy’s personal and professional efforts have gone above and beyond the duties assigned. His unwavering dedication to CCAA and his relentless commitment to improving the chamber profession, truly embodies what the Jamie Wallace Award is all about.”
Arthur started his chamber profession as president & CEO of the Prattville Chamber in 2004 where he served 8 years before becoming joining CCAA as president & CEO in 2012. He serves on the US Chamber of Commerce “Committee of 100”, is immediate past chairman of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board of Trustees, remains a faculty member of the US Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organization Management, and more. Arthur also earned the prestigious Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) designation from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) and his Institute of Organization Management (IOM) from the US Chamber.
In January 2021, Arthur left the chamber profession to serve as director of the Government and Economic Development Institute at his alma mater, Auburn University. However, his indelible mark has been left on the industry and the 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.