Tony Howard, president and CEO of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, has been designated as a certified chamber executive by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.
Howard is one of only 11 chamber professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Chamber Executive designation in 2018. The 11 leaders represent chambers of commerce in eight states, including Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
ACCE is an Alexandria-based membership association that represents nearly 10,000 professionals who work for and with more than 1,300 chambers of commerce around the world.
“On behalf of the Loudoun Chamber’s Board of Directors, I am proud to congratulate Tony for having earned this prestigious national certification,” stated Loudoun Chamber Chairman Mitch Sproul, of the Toth Financial Advisory Corporation. “His commitment to the highest standards of professionalism is reflective of our organization’s devotion to providing the finest programs and services to serve our members while advocating for a world-class economic climate and quality of life here in Loudoun.”
Since the first CCE designation was given more than 40 years ago, about 500 professionals have become certified. CCE is recognized by many as the highest professional designation in the chamber of commerce profession.