The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives (KCCE) announced in May that it was awarding multiple scholarships for the upcoming annual Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Convention.  The KCCE board of directors decided to increase scholarship money to encourage as many members as possible to attend the ACCE Convention to be held in Nashville, July 16 - 19, 2017.  “It is so rewarding, as a Chamber professional to be a part of an organization like KCCE.” Said KCCE chair Brad Richardson.  “Our board has always maintained focus on professional development, but to be at this level, offering so many opportunities to chamber executives that wouldn't be able to attend conference, is wonderful. Amy Cloud, executive director, has been integral in reinforcing our mission statement in every decision we, as a board, make. Her guidance, along with the boards quest for excellence has made this work. We want to make it possible for every executive in our organization to be the best version of themselves. To grow and achieve their goals, without obstacles.”


The board has awarded a total of 9 scholarships. The Recipients Include:

Alison Brotzge-Elder, Greater Louisville, Inc.

Kelly Davis, Paducah Area Chamber

Debra Hamelback, Paris – Bourbon County Chamber

Lee Lingo, Hopkins Regional Chamber

Andrea Miller, Lincoln County Chamber

Paula Fowler, Danville-Boyle County Chamber

Tracy Pratt-Savage, Carlisle – Nicholas County Chamber

Tammy Tinsley, Logan County Chamber

Fran Jarrell (scholarship provided through partnership with the State Executives Association Network)


KCCE is a statewide network of professionals dedicated to promoting professional education, ethical standards and efficiency in chamber of commerce management. The board of directors guides the professional development of chamber executives, employees and volunteers across the state. The organization has been serving chamber professionals for more than 50 years. Visit www.kychamberexecutives.com for additional information.


The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) is a national association uniquely serving individuals involved in the management of chambers of all sizes. ACCE’s goal is to empower chamber executives with a combination of knowledge, information, networks, connections, and career advancement.