GSCCC’s Mancer named Chamber Executive of the Year

Published 4:22 pm Monday, August 14, 2017


MONTGOMERY – Kirk Mancer, president and CEO of the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, recently received the Chamber Executive of the Year Award presented by the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama.

The award recognizes the exemplary performance and leadership of an Alabama chamber executive to his or her local chamber. The award, recognizing the professional career achievements of the candidate, was presented at the CCAA Summer Conference held in Point Clear.

“Kirk is to be commended for receiving the 2017 CCAA Chamber Executive of the Year Award,” said Bill Sisson, president and CEO of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce and the 2017 Chairman of the CCAA Board of Directors. “He most certainly represents the highest standards in our profession.”

Jeremy L. Arthur, president and CEO of the CCAA, said Mancer is a true chamber professional.

“Kirk’s nomination alone is a true testament that highlights why the panel of judges selected him as this year’s recipient,” Arthur said. “His service to his local chamber and our state organization is proof that he is among the best of the best.”

Criteria that were evaluated included experience, training and education, service to CCAA and other professional organizations, service to chamber colleagues, ethical conduct in dealing with others, a highly developed sense of professionalism, leadership and an abiding desire to advance the profession of chamber management.

Non-professional criteria evaluated included: non-chamber related community participation, civic participation, and religious, charitable and educational related activities.  An out-of-state panel of chamber executives served as the review panel and award-selection committee.

Since its beginning in 1937 as the Alabama Association of Commercial Organizations, what is now known as the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama has remained dedicated to advancing the goal that chambers of commerce are the premier local business advocate in the State of Alabama. In conjunction with the Business Council of Alabama, a non-partisan organization, the two groups through the BCA/CCAA Partnership, represent the interests and concerns of over 1 million working Alabamians every day.