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Webinar: CCE - Certifying the Profession


Designed for experienced leaders, Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) is the highly-recognized designation for high-achieving chamber professionals. Find out how certification can boost your professional confidence and take your career to the next level in this webinar led by CCE Commission chair Matt McCormick, CCE, President & CEO of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce (Mo.), and chair elect Megan Lucas, CCE, CEO & Chief Economic Development Officer of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance (Va.).

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  • Matt McCormick, CCE

    Matt McCormick is the President and CEO of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, located in Columbia, MO. With over 20 years tenure in the chamber industry, Mr. McCormick brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to organizations and individuals utilizing his professional experience to strengthen business entrepreneurs and executives seeking success. Having held positions ranging from membership director to president, Matt has a keen understanding of what is required to build and sustain a successful team. A graduate of Stephen F. Austin University with a degree in Speech Communications, Mr. McCormick went on to graduate from the Institute of Organizational Management as well as receive his Certified Chamber Executive (CCE), the highest distinction among chamber professionals.

    Active in his local community and chamber industry, Mr. McCormick is the past Chairman of the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) Board of Directors, Board of Directors for MAKO and is the past Chairman for the Board of Regents of the Winter Institute for Organizational Management for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as Vice-Chair on the US Chamber’s Institute for Organizational Management Board of Trustees, Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Board of Directors and as Chair of ACCE’s Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) program.

  • Megan Lucas, CCE, CEcD, IOM

    Megan has been the CEO and Chief Economic Development Officer of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance the regional chamber and economic development organization since 2014 . She was hired to reestablish the regional economic development organization while charting a course for merger with the regional chamber of commerce. Today, she leads a team of ten as the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance the region’s chamber and economic development organization. She as an entrepreneurial business and economic development thought leader in the region providing innovative, forward-thinking leadership for the region and the Alliance.

    Megan is a seasoned community and economic development professional with a career in the industry that spans more than 19 years and includes the states of Tennessee,Nebraska and Virginia. She received her IOM from the US Chamber of Commerce, Certification in Economic Development from the International Economic Development Council and is Certified Chamber of Commerce Executive (CCE) from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives.

    Megan is the current Chair of the US Chamber of Commerce Institute Board of Trustees and also an Institute instructor teaching a variety of courses to include Volunteer Management,Marketing Strategies, Strategic Leadership, Organizational Leadership and Economic Development. In 2019 Megan was invited to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 (CCC100) an select group of chamber executives that represents the perspectives and needs of chambers and their members to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

    Megan is the recipient of the Omaha Public Power District Community Leadership Award, Bellevue Nebraska Person of the Year 2011 award,Women of Distinction Award and 40 under 40 awards. In January 2017,Megan was named as one of North America's top 50 Economic Developers by Consultant Connect.

    Megan was born and raised on a Black Angus Cattle ranch in central Missouri. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Culver-Stockton College, Canton Missouri and Master of Science from the University of Memphis, Memphis TN. Megan moved to Virginia in March of 2012 with her husband Tory Lucas, professor of Law at Liberty University.

    Megan believes that vision,integrity and passion are the keys to success.

October 7, 2021
Thu 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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