Jolly Earns Elite Certification

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July 26, 2018
Plano Chamber of Commerce leader part of latest Certified Chamber Executive class

Plano, TX - July 26, 2018 - Jamee Jolly, President/CEO of the Plano Chamber of Commerce, has been designated as a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) by ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. 

ACCE is an Alexandria, Va.-based membership association that represents nearly 10,000 professionals who work for and with more than 1,300 chambers of commerce around the world. 

"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 Bob Quick, CCE, president and CEO of COmmerce Lexington Inc. 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."

Jolly is one of 11 chamber professions to earn the Certified Chamber Executive designation in 2018. The 11 leaders represent chambers of commerce in eight states, including Iowa, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, Texas, Viriginia, and Wisconsin. 

Since the first CCE designation was conferred more than 40 years ago, about 500 professionals have become certified. CCE is recognized by many as the highet, and most elite, professional designation in the chamber of commerce profession. It's the only globally-recognized certification program exclusive to the chamber of commerce industry. 

Jolly joined the Plano Chamber of Commerce as President/CEO in September 2010. Under Jolly's leadership, the Plano Chamber received 5-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2015. This is the highest rating awarded to local chamber of commerce. Most recently, the Plano Chamber was recognized by ACCE as 2018 Chamber of the Year. 

Jamee is a member of the American Society of Association Executives, Plano Rotary Club, and board member of the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives. She is a Leadershp Plano Class 30 Graduate, City of Plano Government Academy Graduate, Leadership North Texas Graduate, and named Collin County 40 Under 40 by the Collin County Business Press. 

Certified Chamber Executives were recognized on stage July 18 at the 2018 ACCE Annual Convention in Des Moines, Iowa. 

Learn more about ACCE's CCE program by visiting


About the Plano Chamber of Commerce: Established in 1946, the Plano Chamber represents over 1,200 business and community organizations in Plano and the surrounding area. Accredited as a 5-Star Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Plano Chamber of Commerce is committed to maximizing business development and economic growth of the community through advocacy, education, innovation, and collaboration. 

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