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
Hailing from the corn fields of rural Iowa, Sarah has called the Emerald Coast home since 2007. She brings a myriad of experience to the role having worked with a local publication company, serving as Marketing Director for a vacation rental manger and taking on the role of Executive Director at a small international nonprofit startup. Sarah’s love of the area, creative spirit and desire to help others make her the perfect person to contact for all your membership needs. She’s excited to be working in our local community and eager to help you grow your business.
Raised in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Debbie moved to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, where she met her husband and obtained a degree in Hospitality Management. After living and working in several large cities, she recently moved to the Destin area. She is excited to use her customer service experience to support the Chamber, its members and the Destin community.