The Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama presented Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Diane Poole the Chamber Executive of the Year Award, recognizing exemplary performance and leadership of an Alabama chamber executive to his or her local chamber.
Criteria that were evaluated included experience, training, and education, service to CCAA and chamber colleagues, ethical conduct, professionalism, leadership, non-chamber related community participation, civic participation, and religious, charitable, and educational related activities.
An out-of-state panel served as the review panel and award-selection committee.
Poole, husband John, and son Andy live in Trussville. She is a graduate of Cleveland High School and is the daughter of Ed and Pat Latta of Berry Mountain.