Certification Commission


The Certification Commission oversees the administration of the certification program. It is the commission's responsibility to recommend certification to the ACCE board chairman for final review before granting of the designation to those individuals who have successfully completed all program components.

The Body of Knowledge for Chamber Executives serves as the foundation for ACCE's educational programs. Developed in 1997 by ACCE's Certification Commission, this working document establishes benchmarks for the chamber profession in four core areas: leadership, planning, development, and finance and administration. The document outlines general job responsibilities and will be updated, as necessary, to reflect current chamber management practices. By reviewing the Body of Knowledge and working towards comprehending and implementing these general practices, chamber professionals will be empowered with the basic skills necessary to be successful in the profession.


CHAIR: Certification Commission
Frank B. Haskew, Jr., CCE 
President and CEO
Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce

CHAIR ELECT: Certification Commission
Bob Quick, CCE
President and CEO
Commerce Lexington Inc. (KY)

PAST CHAIR: Certification Commission
Raymond Burns, CCE
President and CEO
Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce (AR)

Wil Pineau, CCE
Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce

Matthew Pivarnik, CCE
Executive Vice President
Tulsa Metro Chamber

Linda Rabe, CCE
President and CEO
Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce

Shane Moody, CCE
President and CEO
Destin Area Chamber of Commerce (FL)

Bob McCoy, CCE
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce (WI)

Dave Hauser, CCE
Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce (OR)

Mary Graham, CCE
Senior Vice-President
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce (SC)

Kelly Hall, CCE
President and CEO
Longview Chamber of Commerce (TX)

Troy McClellan, CCE
President and CEO
Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce (FL)

Elaine Spalding, CCE
Rowan County  Chamber of Commerce (NC)

Matt McCormick, CCE
Columbia  Chamber of Commerce (MO)

Brad Hicks, CCE
President and CEO
Chamber of Medford/Jackson County (OR)


Staff Liaison: Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) Program
Crystal Moore
VP, Professional Development
Association Chamber of Commerce Executives

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