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CCAA names Brandin Chamber Professional of the Year Award

The Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama presented Opp and Covington County Chamber of Commerce, Executive Administrator, Kelly M. Brandin the Chamber Champion Award that recognizes commendable performance and leadership of an Alabama chamber professional with their local chamber.

The award, recognizing the professional career achievements of the candidate, was presented at the CCAA Summer Conference held in Point Clear, Ala.

“Kelly is to be commended for receiving the 2020 CCAA Chamber Professional of the Year Award,” said Dean Mitchell, Executive Director of the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce and the 2020 Chairman of the CCAA Board of Directors. “She most certainly represents the highest standards in our profession.”

Jeremy L. Arthur, President and CEO of the CCAA, said Brandin is a true up and coming leader as a chamber professional.

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

The award criteria evaluated focused on new chamber staff. It applies across all positions in a local chamber organization, not just the chief executive. The specific criteria recognize a chamber professional who has been in the profession of chamber management less than five years.

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.