The Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama has named Jeremy Arthur, current president of the Prattville Chamber of Commerce, as its new executive director. Arthur will assume the position in mid-May.
“We are extremely pleased and fortunate to have a person with the unique blend of experience and professional ability that Jeremy Arthur brings to the executive directorship of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA),” said CCAA board member William J. Canary, president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama. The BCA and the CCAA, through a unique relationship known as The Partnership, together represent the interests of some one million working Alabamians through its member companies and over 120 local chambers of commerce. “We have known and enjoyed working with Jeremy for the past eight at the Prattville Chamber,” said Canary, “and we look forward to working even closer in our new partnership on all matters important to our state in his new capacity at CCAA.”
Arthur brings several years of experience in chamber of commerce work to the CCAA job. In 2004, he was named executive vice president of the Prattville Chamber, and subsequently was named president of the organization that has more than 875 members in one of the fastest-growing areas of Alabama. Before joining the chamber, he was an outreach research assistant for the Economic Development Institute at Auburn University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, a master’s degree in public administration, and is a doctoral candidate in public administration and public policy, all from Auburn.
“I am excited about the new opportunity that awaits me,” said Arthur. “Under the leadership of CCAA Board Chairman Jan Wood and the entire CCAA Board of Directors, I look forward to helping achieve the CCAA’s goal of ‘building a better Alabama through strong chambers of commerce.’”
Arthur is a member of several national organizations, including the board of directors of the Auburn Alumni Association, the American Society for Public Administration and the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. He was also elected vice-chairman to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Regents representing the Southeast Institute for Organization Management (IOM). He is an active member of numerous statewide organizations, including the board of directors of the CCAA, and the Economic Development Association of Alabama, where he is currently serving on its Conference Committee.