Despino graduates from the Center for Chamber of Commerce Excellence

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Sherrie Despino, President/CEO, Ascension Chamber of Commerce has recently graduated from the Center for Chamber of Commerce Excellence Conference, held March 1-4, 2015 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, Texas.

Despino completed two years of prerequisites in Fundamentals of Chamber Management I and II from the Center, and has just completed her third year in Advanced Studies qualifying her for graduation from the Center. The Center for Chamber of Commerce Excellence provides a broad spectrum of advanced education for the chamber professional dealing with topics ranging from chamber management, legal issues and business operations to membership development, revenue retention strategies, government relations and social media.

The Center’s annual conference is a three-year/three-day training session providing participants with an opportunity to update management and/or staff skills by studying with professional peers as they review the latest techniques and trends in the industry. Participants are able to build relationships with other chamber professionals from Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. 

Sherrie Despino is the President/CEO of the Ascension Chamber of Commerce and the facilitator for Leadership Ascension.  Since being selected for this position in January, 2006, she has worked diligently with the Chamber membership to assist and support their businesses activities.