Shane A. Moody, CCE, FCCP
President and CEO
Shane Moody, CCE, FCCP, assumed the role of President and CEO on Jan. 5, 2004. Under his leadership, the Chamber won the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Award for Excellence in August 2005 and became a Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP) Certified Chamber of Commerce in October 2010. His designation CCE marks him as an ACCE Certified Chamber Executive, the highest individual designation in the chamber profession, an honor he earned in 2007, and IOM indicates his graduation from the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management in 2003. Previously, he was the Clayton County (GA) Chamber of Commerce President and CEO. He was chairman of the FACP board (2010-11) and its executive committee and has also been its treasurer. He has served the Florida Chamber of Commerce Federation Advisory Board and Board of Governors; the Quality of Life Caucus for the Florida Chamber Foundation; the Certified Chamber Executive Commission for ACCE; and various other committees for state and national chamber associations.
Vice President of Communications
Born and raised in Montgomery, Ala., Elizabeth Spies grew up visiting the Destin area every summer. She attended Auburn University, obtaining degrees in both journalism and marine biology, and began her career as a contract science writer for the Office of Naval Research in Arlington, Va. In 2001, she followed her heart back to the Gulf Coast and the Destin area and began working as a website content manager for a national vacation accommodations company. In late 2004, Spies joined the Destin Chamber of Commerce as director of communications and was soon promoted to her current role, vice president of communications, where she manages all of the Chamber’s public relations and marketing campaigns.
Membership & Events Coordinator
Although Tracey was born and raised on Long Island, N.Y., she has called Destin home since 1991. She attended Louisiana State University, where she obtained a BA in Communications and later a BA in Education from Gulf Coast State College. She found success in pharmaceutical sales in Los Angeles, Calif., then moved home to Destin to work with Merck & Co. along the Gulf Coast. When her children started school, she taught sixth grade English for three years, but found she missed the dynamics of working in sales and event planning. She joined the Chamber staff in 2017, where she is the membership & events coordinator.
Cassy DeJulio was born and raised in Overland Park, Kan., a suburb of Kansas City. She attended the University of Kansas, where she graduated with a degree in Journalism and double minor in Business and Communications. As a military spouse, she has had the opportunity to live in beautiful places such as Colorado, Italy, and now Destin. She grew up visiting Destin and was excited when she found out she would get to call it home in April 2017. She started working in sales at a hotel, moved into selling radio advertising, and found her passion when working as Event Coordinator and Catering Manager on an Air Force base in northern Italy. Cassy joined the Chamber team in July 2017, where she is the Information Specialist.