Austin, TX January 2011---The Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) has elected a new slate of Directors to serve and represent the interests of chamber professionals in Texas.
Bruce R. Partain, President/CEO of the Nacogdoches County Chamber, is among the volunteers who will serve as an officer of the oldest state association for Chamber of Commerce executives. Partain served TCCE as Vice Chair of Governmental Affairs in 2010, and will serve as Vice Chair of Technology and Communications in 2011.
TCCE is the premier organization for chamber of commerce professionals in the State of Texas that enhances professional growth of its members while developing the skills needed to improve the business climate in Texas.
New to the board and elected to serve a three year term are:
Ray Hernandez, Kyle Chamber of Commerce, Laura Mitchell, Lake Travis
Andy Dill, Community Chamber of East Montgomery County, and Mike Coston, Kilgore Chamber of Commerce
Re-elected to the Board to serve an additional three year term are:
Sam Cartwright, Dumas Chamber of Commerce
Missy Malecheck, West Chambers County Chamber of Commerce
Officers of the organization for 2011 and the communities they represent are as follows:
Chairman: Royce Hickman, Bryan-College Station
Past-Chair: Bruce Hillegeist, Tomball
Chair-Elect: Matt McCormick, Lewisville
Secretary/Treasurer: Beth Journeay, Angleton
Serving as Vice-Chairs in 2011 are:
Chris Wallace, Greater Irving-Las Colinas
Bruce Partain, Nacogdoches County
Eddie McBride, Lubbock
Kelly Hall, Longview Partnership
RaDonna Hessel, Grapevine
Directors - Retiring December 31, 2011:
Steve Ahlenius, McAllen
Rob Cunningham Midland
Jeff Sandford, Texarkana
Gina Spagnola, Galveston
Emily Waite, Wichita Falls
Cindy Harreld, Clear Lake Area
Directors - Retiring December 31, 2012:
Shelby Concotelli, Seminole
Tony Felker, Frisco
Cammy Jackson, DeSoto
Jim Rich, Beaumont
Sherry Trainer, Pasadena
Debra Wakeland, Waxahachie
The elected Board, representing more than 250 Texas chambers of commerce will work throughout 2011, assisting Texas chambers in providing even better services to the business communities that they serve.
For more information, contact Phyllis Snodgrass, Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives at
(512) 637-7711 or online at http://www.tcce.org/ .