ACCE Life Member Selected As Trustee
ACCE Life Member and former ACCE board chair, John T. Garman, CCE, was selected by the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to serve as a Council trustee. He will serve a three-year term which began in October 2011.
Garman, honored as an ACCE Life Member in 2006, led chambers in Indiana, Kentucky, and South Carolina. In 2003, after completing a thirty-year chamber career, Garman retired, and worked for a number of years as a consultant and instructor for the U.S. Chamber of Commerceís Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), with assignments in Russia, Bosnia, Jordan, Egypt, Pakistan, and Jamaica.
His professional achievements include a Lifetime Member Award with the Carolina Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, South Carolina Chamber Executive of the year in 2003, state president of Commerce Executives Associations in Kentucky and Indiana; appointed board member for the Accreditation Policy Board Member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
In 2004 he became active with the South Carolina Humanities Council, serving as a board member, vice-chair, and chairman. Each year, Garman represented the council at the National Humanities on the Hill program in Washington, DC. Garman has been active in Friendship Force International where he was named a National Mission Representative for the Peopleís Republic of China Exchange and a Commonwealth Delegate for the Governorís Kentucky Professional Leadership Exchange to Moscow.
Garmanís past community involvements includes service with local Free Clinics, Community Centers, and Salvation Army board of directors.