In 1993, GACCE (then GCCEA) began looking at ways to enhance public awareness and credibility of the Chamber 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. It was never the intention of this program to replace any other professional designation. The Georgia Certified Chamber Executive (GCCE) program was started to strengthen career development, provide an opportunity for personal recognition, and measure individual progress. The process and criteria has since been revised in 2005, 2014, and 2015.
Any Georgia Chamber Executive with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in Chamber management is eligible to apply for the designation. Executives relocating from other states must have been employed by a Chamber in Georgia for a minimum of 24 months before submitting a GCCE application.
If you have already achieved the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) designation, and you have met the minimum of five years of experience as a Chief Paid Executive and have been employed by a Chamber in Georgia for a minimum of 24 months, you may apply and recieve the GCCE designation by paying the application fee.
The program is a 4-part process:
The applicant must provide the above information electronically. A $100.00 processing fee should be sent to the Executive Director of GACCE. The Certification Committee may request additional information from the applicant to clarify specific criteria. Upon approval by the Committee, the applicant will be awarded the GCCE designation at the Executive Leadership Conference.
The program for 2019 will open soon. Check back to this page for the 2019 application and other instructions.
Should you have any questions, please contact Tiffany Fulmer Ott at tfulmer@ or (404) 312-0524. tlfexecutiveservices.com
The following executives have achieved the Georgia Certified Chamber Executive (GCCE) status:
Brian Anderson, Greater Columbus Chamber
Roddie Anne Blackwell, Eatonton-Putnam Chamber
Kali Boatright, Greater North Fulton Chamber
Candace Boothby, Newnan-Coweta Chamber
Fred Boscarino, Conyers-Rockdale Chamber
Pam Carnes, Cherokee County Chamber
Page Estes, LaGrange-Troup County Chamber
Christie Haynes, Dawson County Chamber
Daniel Jackson, Carroll County Chamber
Tommy Jennings, Barrow County Chamber
Sue Parr, Augusta Metro Chamber
Tammy Shepherd, Columbia County Chamber
Monica Simmons, Cordele-Crisp Chamber
Teri Smiley, Walton County Chamber
Lori Showalter Smith, Thomaston-Upson County Chamber
Ralph Staffins, III, Covington-Newton County Chamber
Cindy Williams, Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber
Yvonne Williams, Greater Macon Chamber