吉姆克. Vaughan, CCE, Named 2021 终身会员 Honoree

管理和靠谱的网赌足球网站力 / 2021年6月29日

ACCE is pleased to announce James G. (Jim) Vaughan, CCE, as this year's recipient of the 终身会员 Award.

This pinnacle award is bestowed by ACCE on those who retire after stellar careers in chamber leadership. 加入 us in honoring 吉姆的 enduring influence and lifetime of service to the chamber profession when we celebrate his recognition on Tuesday, July 20 at the ACCE annual meeting during the 室创新峰会.

吉姆的 more than 45-year career included serving as staff executive or CEO of chambers in South Carolina, 佛罗里达, 田纳西州和德州. He was also a fundraising and strategic planning consultant to more than 50 chambers, economic development organizations and cities. Following an eight-year run as CEO of the Greater Waco Chamber in Texas, Jim retired from active chamber management in 2012 and joined Market Street Services as a Senior Fellow.

Jim started his chamber career in 1970 in Greenville, S.C., where he served on the staff of chamber legend Jerry Bartels, CCE, for six years. As public relations and public affairs director, Jim’s work as a chamber communications professional was nationally acclaimed.

作为杰克逊维尔(佛罗里达州)的首席执行官.) 20世纪80年代的Chamber, Jim was an advocate for public private partnerships that led to $40 million of riverfront retail development downtown. He initiated a five-county economic development marketing program including the “First Coast” regional branding, 现在已经是第38个年头了. And he brought chamber leaders and the city officials together to address Jacksonville’s odor problem that was hindering growth in the headquarters, 保健和体育部门.

During his 12 years as CEO of the Chattanooga Area Chamber (1982-83 and 1987-1998), Jim helped build business support for the sustainable city strategy that has led the city to be recognized as one of the nation’s most livable cities. He convened and moderated regular meetings of Chattanooga's association executives to craft a common vision for where they were headed and the language they would all use about getting there. He also established the Chattanooga News Bureau to capitalize on the opening of the Tennessee Aquarium and riverfront and downtown development. 作为一个结果, Chattanooga became one of the nation’s most visited and most written about cities on topics of sustainability.

在查塔努加, Jim became an associate of Jerry Bartels and Neil Mabry at Fremont Development Group, where he developed and managed the structure for a successful national consulting practice, 筹集74美元.7 million for annual operations and economic development for 36 chambers of commerce and economic development organizations.

His association with so many chamber executives through Fremont led Jim to aspire to another chamber leadership position, this time in the thriving Texas Triangle. His goal when arriving in Waco in 2004 was to serve a single four-year term and then to retire. His success and acceptance in Waco led him to re-up for another four years.

在韦科任职的早期, Jim retained Market Street Services to help the chamber create a five-year strategy for economic and community development. The plan brought new credibility to the Greater Waco Chamber and became the playbook for raising $7.3 million to implement the strategy and construct new facilities for the chamber. 在他的责任, the chamber’s economic development team attracted 20 new companies and assisted 40 expansions by existing firms resulting in 5,314个新职位和3个,190 jobs retained and $740 million in capital investments.

今天, the chamber serves the Greater Waco community and its members from the “First Green Chamber Building in America.” The building was designed and constructed to meet 靠谱的网赌足球网站 in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards of the U.S. Green Building Council and was the first LEED-Gold certified building in Central Texas.

In his final consulting assignment at Market Street Services in 2020, Jim led the team that crafted an ambitious strategy and implementation plan for the City of Las Cruces, N.M., to attract jobs and development to its international airport and industrial park.

Jim served three terms as a director of ACCE and was chairman of ACCE’s 通信 Council in 1978-79. He completed the Institute for Organization Management program at the University of Delaware in 1976.

Jim and his wife Patty, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2019, reside in Santa Fe, N.M. He currently serves as president of Friends of the Wheelwright, a volunteer support group of the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe. At the Church of the Holy Faith (Episcopal) in Santa Fe, he is an usher and a member of the communications committee.

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