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The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama COO and West AlabamaWorks! Executive Director now part of latest Certified Chamber Executive class

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — July 27. 2022 — Donny Jones, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama Chief Operating Officer and West AlabamaWorks! Executive Director has been designated as a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) by ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. ACCE is an association based in Alexandria, Va., that has over 1,600 chambers of commerce and related business and economic development organizations as members, representing more than 9,000 professionals in the industry.

The CCE program assesses and tests the applicant's knowledge of core chamber management areas —management, planning and development, membership, communications and revenue and operations. Chamber professionals who are designated CCEs earned this prestigious recognition through hard work, countless hours of dedication to their field and leadership of their chamber to achieve the chamber’s goals.

“We commend their achievement and are very proud to have them join a long tradition of professional excellence,” said Matt McCormick, CCE, IOM, president of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce (Mo.) and CCE Commission chairman.

Jones is one of eight chamber professionals to earn the Certified Chamber Executive designation in 2021. These leaders represent chambers of commerce in seven states, including Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia, as well as the Canadian province Nova Scotia.

“This honor speaks to the exceptional leadership and service of my good friend and colleague. His dedication and servants’ heart are the epitome of what the CCE distinction is all about,” said Jim Page, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, President, and Chief Executive Officer. “I am proud of Donny’s accomplishment and look forward to watching his continued success,” said Page.

The first CCE designation was conferred more than 40 years ago. It is recognized as the highest, and most elite, professional designation in the chamber of commerce profession. It’s the only globally recognized certification program exclusive to the chamber of commerce industry.

Jones’ accomplishment and hard work have earned them the right to join the elite roster of only 4% of Chamber professionals worldwide who are certified chamber executives.
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