Alexandria, Va. – The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) (www.acce.org) has designated Mark Field, senior vice president of membership for the Knoxville Chamber, Certified Chamber Executive (CCE). The CCE is the only national certification for chamber professionals.
“The CCE program assesses and tests the applicant's knowledge of core chamber management areas—management, planning and development, membership and communication, and operations,” says Ben Haskew, CCE, president and CEO of the Greenville (SC) Chamber and CCE commission chairman. “Chamber professionals who are designated CCEs have rightfully earned this outstanding recognition through hard work, countless hours of dedication to their field, and leadership of their chamber to achieve the chamber’s goals. We are proud to have this year’s class join a long tradition of professional excellence.”
Field was one of 11 chamber executives in the nation who earned the CCE designation, which was awarded August 13 during ACCE’s Centennial Convention in Cincinnati. Since the program was initiated more than 40 years ago, only about 500 individuals have earned this highest designation in the industry.
“The Knoxville Chamber and its great staff have afforded me the great opportunity to learn and gain the experience it took to earn this great honor,” Field said. “It is a privilege to be part of such an exclusive fraternity.”
Field has been with the Chamber since 2004. He oversees new member recruitment, member retention, membership operations, marketing, and events for the Knoxville Chamber.
Established in 1914, ACCE is an association of 7,000 leaders from 1,300 chambers of commerce, including 93 of the top 100 U.S. metro areas. The combined membership of ACCE chambers exceeds 1.2 million businesses. Chamber leaders look to ACCE for best practices, networks and new ideas that will help them advance the interests of their communities. ACCE recommends successful programs and strategies, and identifies trends, partners and business models that show promise. For more information, visit www.acce.org.