Chamber of Commerce president honored by state association for distinguished service

The Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE), an association of more than 1,500 chamber professionals, annually honors one of its own with the Arthur A. Roberts Award for Distinguished Service. The 2017 Arthur A. Roberts Award for Distinguished Service recipient is Lynn McGinley, President & CEO of the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.

The TCCE Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to individuals that have contributed greatly to advancing the mission of the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives Association and the chamber profession. The award is presented by the sitting chair of the organization to a member that has gone above the call of duty to serve not only their own organization but fellow professionals and colleagues through service, volunteerism and leadership.

Current TCCE Chairman RaDonna Hessel remarked, “The great boxer Muhammad Ali once said that service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. If that is the case, Lynn has built a 20 room mansion through her commitment and exemplary service to this organization. She has taken on one of the most detailed and difficult tasks of governance and executed it with grace ensuring our association is aligned, equipped and prepared for the future.”

McGinley currently serves on the TCCE Board of Directors as the Vice-Chairman of Governance. In her tenure she has worked with the board and committees to review and update the organization’s bylaws and create a new comprehensive board governance handbook. Her work on the TCCE Board will continue while performing exceptional work in her home community.

“Lynn embodies the spirit of service and commitment. Through her efforts, TCCE is a better organization and the chamber profession in Texas is stronger. Lynn has helped elevate our profession and ensured that all of Texas continues to prosper,” said Aaron Cox of the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives. “We are truly grateful.” The award was presented to McGinley at the TCCE Annual Excellence Awards held June 21 in League City, TX.