Nascimento Earns Elite Certification

North Central Massachusetts Chamber leader part of latest Certified Chamber Executive class

Roy M. Nascimento, president & CEO of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce has been designated as a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) by ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

ACCE is an Alexandria, Va.-based membership association that represents nearly 10,000 professionals who work for and with more than 1,300 chambers of commerce around the world.

“The CCE program assesses and tests the applicant’s knowledge of core chamber management areas —management, planning and development, membership and communication, and operations,” says Bob Quick, CCE, president and CEO of Commerce Lexington Inc. and CCE commission chairman. “Chamber professionals who are designated CCEs have rightfully earned this outstanding recognition through hard work, countless hours of dedication to their field, and leadership of their chamber to achieve the chamber’s goals. We are proud to have this year’s class join a long tradition of professional excellence.”

Nascimento is one of 11 chamber professionals to earn the Certified Chamber Executive designation in 2018. The 11 leaders represent chambers of commerce in eight states, including Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Since the first CCE designation was conferred more than 40 years ago, about 500 professionals have become certified. CCE is recognized by many as the highest, and most elite, professional designation in the chamber of commerce profession. It’s the only globally-recognized certification program exclusive to the chamber of commerce industry.

Roy M. Nascimento, CCE, IOM has been president & CEO of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce since January 2015.  In this role, he oversees all aspects of the operations of the Chamber and its affiliate organizations, including its finances, economic development, tourism, public policy efforts, member engagement, and sales and communications. The Chamber is a membership-based, volunteer-led organization focused on advancing North Central Massachusetts.

Under his leadership, the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce has been recognized among the top chambers of commerce in the country for its impact and operations. Among its many honors, the Chamber was a 2017 runner up for the prestigious National Chamber of the Year award, the first chamber in Massachusetts and New England to have ever been recognized as a finalist.  The Chamber also achieved 4-star accreditation in 2018, an honor achieved by only 204 of the 7,022 chambers in the country.

“I am honored to receive this industry designation that marks a major career highlight for me,” said Roy M. Nascimento, president and CEO of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce. “I am so thankful to our members and professional staff for their support and encouragement. This designation only motivates me to redouble our efforts to make a positive difference in the lives of our members, their employees and the communities in North Central Massachusetts.”

“We are very proud of Roy in achieving this professional designation,” said Stephen J. Mullaney, president of S.J. Mullaney Engineering, Inc. and Chair of the Board of the North Central Chamber of Commerce. “This designation is a positive reflection of our Chamber’s commitment to excellence, professional development and leadership for the benefit of our members and the North Central Massachusetts region.”

Certified Chamber Executives were recognized on stage July 18 at the 2018 ACCE Annual Convention in Des Moines, Iowa.