2020 Award Applications are due by July 1, 2020:

2019 Executive of the Year: Kyle Spurgeon, Jackson Chamber 

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives named Jackson Chamber’s President/CEO Kyle Spurgeon its Tennessee Chamber Executive of the Year at an annual meeting held in Union City, Tenn. on Aug. 22, 2019.

The TCCE is a statewide professional chamber association that identifies “the most effective chamber professional” who has made a significant difference in a local Chamber.

“On behalf of the Tennessee Chamber, we would like to congratulate Kyle Spurgeon for being selected as Tennessee Chamber Executive of the year,” Tennessee Chamber of Commerce President Bradley Jackson stated in a release. “The Jackson Chamber, under Kyle’s leadership, is truly one of Tennessee’s premier chambers of commerce and economic development agencies.”

“This award truly demonstrates Kyle’s success and achievement in managing a complex organization and engaging business leaders in Jackson and Madison County to ensure economic and community success. Chamber professionals like Kyle are why Tennessee is consistently recognized as a great state for business and manufacturing.”

On receiving the award, Spurgeon reportedly stated: “This award means a lot to me because it is a recognition given to you by your chamber peers from across the state. I have been fortunate to be able to assemble a great team at the Jackson Chamber. Any recognition I receive is a direct result of their professionalism and success.”

2018 Executive of the Year: Rick Meredith, Anderson County Chamber of Commerce

[The Oak Ridger, August 30, 2018]  “On behalf of the Tennessee Chamber, we would like to congratulate Rick Meredith for being selected as Tennessee Chamber Executive of the year,” Tennessee Chamber of Commerce President Bradley Jackson stated in a release. “The Anderson County Chamber, under Rick’s leadership, is truly one of Tennessee’s premier chambers of commerce and economic development agencies.

 “This award truly demonstrates Rick’s success and achievement in managing a complex organization and engaging business leaders in Anderson County to ensure economic and community success. Chamber professionals like Rick are why Tennessee is consistently recognized as a great state for business and manufacturing.

 

2017 Executive of the Year: Paul Latture, President, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce

(Daily News Journal – August 29 2017)

“The Chamber has added more than 12,000 jobs and a capital expenditure of more than $1.7 billion under Latture, Riddle said. Travel-related expenses have increased every year, and through his tenure have totaled over $1.4 billion, she confirmed.

“Paul is well deserving of recognition for the numerous successes of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and the significant and leading role he and the Chamber have played in the robust business environment in Rutherford County,” said Bill Jones, area executive for Pinnacle Financial Partners in the release.