The Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE) announced their newest Georgia Certified Chamber Executives at the 2019 Executive Leadership Conference held at the Jekyll Island Club Resort in Jekyll Island.
In 1993, the GACCE began looking at ways to enhance public awareness and credibility of the Chamber of Commerce profession. One of the items selected to accomplish this was the establishment of a designation which exemplifies excellence and professionalism of Georgia’s Chamber Executives. This designation would be based upon experience, service to GACCE, training/continuing education and personal achievement. The Georgia Certified Chamber Executive (GCCE) was created to strengthen career development, provide an opportunity for personal recognition, and measure individual progress.
The process for those Chamber Executives wishing to achieve the designation include completing the application and providing supporting documentation, writing a 250-word essay describing their views on their performance as a Chamber Executive, and providing letters of recommendation from a Past Chamber Chair and three GACCE peers. The application and supporting material are then reviewed by a panel of judges.
GACCE has a total of 40 current and former chamber executives who have achieved this designation. Those meeting the criteria this year are Andrea Taylor, Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce; April Bragg, Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce; Paige Green, Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce; and Morgan Law, Georgia Chamber of Commerce.