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          WCF Director recognized for commitment to chamber profession

          • Paris , 06 August 2012

          ICC World Chambers Federation (WCF) Director Anthony Parkes, has been awarded Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) status to become one of only 517 chamber executives to have received the certification in the past 39 years.

          Parkes receives CCE

          CCE is the only certification programme available for chamber professionals and is designed to assess an executive’s knowledge of the four core chamber management areas: management, planning and development, membership and communications, and operations.

          CCEs exemplify:

          • Commitment to the chamber of commerce profession;
          • Dedication to managerial and leadership excellence; and
          • Leadership in state, regional, and national chamber professional associations

          The CCE process is a six month-intensive programme of assessment, presentations and exam.

          The CCE status marks another milestone in Mr Parkes’ work and commitment to the chamber industry which includes a Winston Churchill Fellowship. The award also reinforces Mr Parkes’ dedication, as head of the ICC World Chambers Federation, to help fulfill the organization’s mission to strengthen the capacity and services of chambers all around the world.

          “The CCE award serves to demonstrate Anthony’s engagement and devotion as a steadfast champion of the chamber movement,” said Rona Yircali, WCF Chair. “His new status is sure to benefit both WCF and the members we serve.”

          The award was presented by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Chairman and President of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Tim Sheehy and ACCE Certification Commission Chair L. John MacMartin, President, Minot Area Chamber of Commerce (ND) on Thursday 2 August in Louisville, Kentucky at ACCE’s Annual Convention.

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