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.
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 as director of communications and was soon promoted to vice president of communications and then to vice president.
After visiting the Destin area for the first time, Bryana went back to Ohio, packed up her kids and belongings and moved here later that same month. She has worked in sales and marketing all of her adult life and loves volunteering and helping different charities in the community. One of her biggest accomplishments is founding a non-profit to feed low income children in Ohio that has helped almost 200,000 children in the past decade. She loves her role at the Chamber and enjoys helping businesses every day.
Chelsea grew up in Charleston, SC, and left home after joining the Air Force in 2011. She worked as a military intelligence analyst, stationed in England for several years, before being sent to Hurlburt Field and finding her home on the Emerald Coast with her two kids. She enjoys working alongside Chamber members helping guests and locals make the most out of what the Destin community has to offer.