“It is an honor to recognize Jeff as an industry front-runner in Michigan,” noted Anita Lindsay, Director of MACP. “His contributions help raise the bar for our association and model excellence among chamber professionals.” Deason serves as Secretary on the MACP Board of Directors and will be Chairperson in 2020.
Deason earned his Master’s Degree in Management, Strategy and Leadership from Michigan State University in May 2018 and serves on many boards in his community.
The Michigan Chamber Professional award has roots back to 1990 acknowledging professional development achievements and excellence in chamber of commerce careers. In 2014, the award was updated to recognize chamber professionals that have made significant accomplishments to advance the chamber of commerce movement in the prior three years while maintaining professional development through continuing education. The recognition comes from a nomination by peers and selection by the MACP Board of Directors. The designation stands for three years.
The Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals is the industry association for almost 300 chambers in Michigan representing over 500 chamber professionals across the state. Its mission is to build excellence in chambers of commerce through organizational and board-level resource support, professional development for chamber staff and to promote the image of chambers of commerce across the state.