Chamber Business

GACCE Announces New Georgia Certified Chamber Executive (GCCE)

Tiffany Fulmer Ott  
Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
(404) 312-0524

In 1993, the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE) began looking at ways to enhance public awareness and credibility of the Chamber of Commerce 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.  The Georgia Certified Chamber Executive (GCCE) was created to strengthen career development, provide an opportunity for personal recognition, and measure individual progress. 

The process for those Chamber Executives wishing to achieve this designation include completing the GCCE application and providing supporting documentation, writing a 250-word essay describing their views on their performance as a Chamber Executive, and providing letters of recommendation from a Past Chamber Chair and three GACCE peers.  The application and supporting material are then reviewed by a panel of judges.

GACCE has a total of 39 current and former chamber executives who have achieved this designation.  This year, GACCE is proud to announce that the following Chamber Executive has met the criteria to be named a Georgia Certified Chamber Executive:

Stephanie Freeman, President & CEO, Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber of Commerce

The designation was announced during the Awards Ceremony at the 2018 GACCE Executive Leadership Conference held today at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel in Jekyll Island, GA.  


GACCE is the professional society of chamber of commerce executives and staff in the state of Georgia.  The mission of GACCE is to educate, engage, and empower chamber professionals.