MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA) has announced that Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce President Casey Williams has re-ceived the Accredited Alabama Chamber Executive distinction (AACE).
Those receiving the AACE were: Heather Brothers New, The Chamber of Gadsden & Etowah County, Tina Poiroux, SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce and Casey Gay Williams, Eastern Shore 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 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.
“The three individuals receiving their accredited chamber professional designation are to be commended for receiving this prestigious distinction,” said Dean Mitchell, Execu-tive Director of the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce and the CCAA’s 2021 Chairman of the Board of Directors. “They most certainly represent the highest standards in our profession.”
Paige G. Hutto, President and CEO of the CCAA, said these local chamber leaders are a true testament to the chamber profession.
“The accreditation process is very rigorous and highlights the true professionalism of chamber executives across our state,” Hutto said. “The commitment shown by each per-son that receives the Alabama Accredited Chamber Executive distinction shows their continued commitment to professional development and the overall success of their lo-cal 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 re-mained 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.