Greater Irvine Chamber Executive Team Leader Laura Perdew Receives Designation from Industry Association

Monday, February 07, 2022

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Laura Perdew, IOM, vice president of marketing and communications for the Greater Irvine Chamber, was recognized as an Accredited Chamber Executive (ACE) by the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.).

The designation is awarded only to those chamber executives and staff professionals who meet stringent criteria set by the association’s board of directors.

Perdew was awarded accreditation this year at the association’s annual conference in Glendale, AZ. She joins her colleague Jessica Welch, senior vice president, Greater Irvine Chamber, who also is an Accredited Chamber Executive. Perdew also holds an IOM certificate in nonprofit organization management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 

The accreditation program was first awarded in 1993 to encourage chamber executives to upgrade and expand their skills through continuing education and training programs in the chamber management and business fields. There are currently a total of 22 ACE recipients active in chambers of commerce in the West.

Recipients of the Accredited Chamber Executive must apply for re-accreditation every five years to retain the designation.

W.A.C.E. is an association of approximately 795 chamber executives and staff professionals with members in twenty-one Western states and Canada.  The association’s mission is to promote and enhance the professional development of chamber of commerce executives.  W.A.C.E. is the largest state or regional association of chamber of commerce executives in the United States.

Category: Business Achievement Awards, Business Excellence, Greater Irvine Chamber