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, GA.

In 1993, the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (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 this designation includes completing the GCCE application and providing supporting documentation, writing an 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.  This year, GACCE is proud to announce that the following chamber professionals have met the criteria to be named a Georgia Certified Chamber Executive:

  • April Bragg, Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Paige Green, Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce
  • Morgan Law, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
  • Andrea Taylor, Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce

It was also announced at the conference that April will join the executive committee of GACCE as Second Vice-Chair/Treasurer for 2019-2020. This position puts her in succession to chair the statewide organization in 2022-2023. The last GACCE Chair from Houston County was Dick Walden who served in 1989. The Robins Regional Chamber board and staff congratulate April on these professional achievements and the much-deserved recognition of her leadership and desire to serve.

GACCE is the professional society of chamber executives and staff.  The mission of GACCE is to educate, engage, and empower chamber professionals. GACCE has a long and distinguished history of serving chamber professionals in the state of Georgia. The organization exists to advocate the role of the local chamber of commerce in economic and community development and to provide GACCE members with exceptional services in the areas of professional development, information and networking opportunities.