I am a CCE

Troy M. McLellan, CCE


How has the CCE program helped you grow as a chamber leader?

The CCE program catapulted me into the next level of my chamber career. I received my CCE shortly after becoming CEO of my chamber. The CCE experience played a critical role in developing my leadership skills - and style.


With your hectic schedule, how do you relieve stress and spend your downtime?

I try to exercise consistently and eat healthy, even though our jobs take us to many after-hour receptions and dinners. When I do have downtime, I enjoy spending time with my family.


What advice would you give yourself when you started your first chamber job?

I would have set the tone that I can’t be all things to all people. The chamber can’t do all things for all companies. Even though we operate across so many professional spectrums, we can’t solve every problem. But the awesome thing is that we do solve so many of them!


Best advice you’ve ever received?

Don’t be too quick to react. Things have a way of working themselves out.


What advice would you give to the next generation of professionals?

Make sure you don’t lose the soft skills of life. Be able to communicate - in person!


What is your inspiration?

Being the best parent I can be to my children is my motivation, so my children would be my inspiration. My parents supported me unconditionally throughout my life and set that standard.


If you could give one piece of advice to someone entering the chamber profession, what would it be?

Be a sponge to the amazing information you will learn about so many diverse subjects and embrace the many different people you meet. From CEOs to small biz owners to the people serving your plate at the annual chamber luncheon, these relationships will have an impact on your career and life.


What is your favorite quote?

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” by Wayne Dyer.


Three little letters, one big distinction.

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