Cox named president of Chamber group
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives recently held its annual management conference at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, where the membership unanimously elected its executive leadership.
John Cox, CEcD, CCE, president and CEO of the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation, was chosen as the president of Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Cox is ultimately responsible for leading the organization as well as its development and growth.
Cox is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institutes of Organizational Management and is a member of the U.S. Chamber’s Committee of 100. He led the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce through the U.S. Chamber’s accreditation process and led the Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation in achieving the Accredited Economic Development Organization designation, one of only 23 AEDOs in the nation. Cox also chairs the Food Lion Speedstreet festival in Charlotte, a motorsports-related event attracting more than 500,000 attendees each year.
Cox is joined by Ben Haskew, CCE, president of the Greater Greenville, N.C., Chamber of Commerce, who will serve as the organization’s president-elect. Elyse Cochran, CCE, president of the Gaston (N.C.) Regional Chamber of Commerce, will serve as treasurer.
Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives is a professional development organization dedicated to improving the educational opportunities for chamber of commerce executives and staff members in North and South Carolina. The organization was formed in 1994 when the North and South Carolina state chamber associations merged. For more information on CACCE, or any of CACCE’s conferences or programs, contact Courtney Herring at 803.733.1112 or at www. cacce.org.