James Reddish, executive vice president at the Little Rock Regional Chamber, has been designated as a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.
Reddish is one of 16 chamber professionals to earn the Certified Chamber Executive designation in 2021. These leaders represent chambers of commerce in 11 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, as well as the Canadian province Ontario.
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.
ACCE has more than 1,600 chambers of commerce and related organizations as members, representing more than 9,000 professionals in the industry.
“In the past year, these chamber leaders not only dedicated themselves to addressing local challenges brought on by the pandemic, but also invested many hours in their professional development to earn their CCE designation,” said Matt McCormick, CCE, IOM, president of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce (Mo.) and CCE Commission chairman. “We commend their achievement and are very proud to have them join a long tradition of professional excellence.”