Jack Hornbeck, CCE, President & CEO of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, was presented the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives at their annual meeting June 27 in Leesburg at The National Conference Center.
The “Lifetime Achievement Award,” created by past presidents of VACCE, honors a colleague, who, throughout his or her career has made significant contributions to the advancement of the chamber profession as well as to VACCE.
Tony Howard, President & CEO of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and past president of VACCE, presented Hornbeck with the award noting that, “Jack has more than 40 years of experience in Chamber work and has served as the leader of his current Chamber for 25 years. Through his leadership, the Hampton Roads Chamber has become the most significant business voice in the area with more than 1,800 members.” Hornbeck is retiring Sept. 30.
Howard continued noting, “Jack was named Executive of the Year in 2007 and is one of a handful of executives who have earned the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) designation, the profession’s highest personal achievement from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. Jack will officially retire on Sept. 30 and plans to spend some time traveling with his wife Janice, but still stay involved around the Hampton Roads area.”
The Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (VACCE), administered by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, is an alliance of chamber executives representing large and small chambers of commerce from localities throughout the state. VACCE strives to develop the professional skills of chamber executives, staff and volunteer leaders. The Association also provides a forum for integrating the work of the local chambers of commerce to contribute to the growth and development not only of local communities but also to our Commonwealth.