The Little Rock Regional Chamber's management team possesses the second highest percentage of Certified Chamber Executives (CCE ) of any Chamber in the nation.
In addition to his service on the United States Chamber of Commerce's Committee of 100, Jay Chesshir, President & CEO, is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Arkansas Business named him one of Arkansas's "25 for the Future." For their economic development accomplishments on behalf of the region, Southern Business & Development magazine named Chesshir and Joey Dean, Vice President, Economic Development; Executive Director, Metro Little Rock Alliance, among the "Top Ten People in the South Who Made a Difference."
Judy Love, Director, Administration, has 25 years of service in the profession, all at the Little Rock Regional Chamber. She was honored at the 2008 American Chamber of Commerce Executives convention in Pittsburgh. Finance Director Janie Wayne celebrated her 20th year with the Chamber in 2012.
The Chamber staff has three graduates of the Institute for Organization Management (IOM) - Jay Chesshir, Judy Love, and Kathy Hester, Manager, Member Development,- and three graduates of the University of Oklahoma /Economic Development Institute (OU/EDI) - Jay Chesshir, Joey Dean, and Kristi Barr, Director, Business Retention & Expansion, - giving it one of the highest percentages of Chamber and Economic Development Institute graduates of any Chamber in the nation.
For moreinformation, Jay Chesshir, President & CEO, 501.377.6002.