TCCE 2023 Annual Conference
Marvin Hurley Award
The Marvin Hurley Award is named after Marvin Hurley, CCE, who was the former CEO of the Houston Chamber from 1951-1966. Marvin Hurley was considered to be one of the most influential Chamber of Commerce leaders in the state of Texas. This award is the highest honor to a Texas Chamber professional by our association.
Hurley authored three books on chamber operations. Prior to Texas, Hurley served chambers in Tulsa, OK (1935) and Lincoln, NE (1941). He joined the U.S. Army and served from 1943-45 and served nationally in the chamber industry as ACCE Chairman of the Board in 1957-58. At the 1955 ACCE Annual Convention, Hurley gave a moving speech entitled “This I Believe.” In this speech, Hurley set forth a set of core beliefs that still resonate today.
The TCCE Marvin Hurley Award is presented annually to an individual for chamber-related career accomplishments and exceptional contributions to the Chamber of Commerce profession as a whole. The items that may set an individual apart and make eligible for consideration include extraordinary service to their chamber, exemplary contributions (locally, regionally, or nationally) to building the chamber industry and service to TCCE and/or other professional associations/programs (i.e. Institute, ACCE, etc.) and outstanding career accomplishments in program development, public policy, organization development, etc.
2022 Marvin Hurley Award Winner
After twenty-one years as the President & CEO Beth has been known for saying “I have never had so much fun working so hard!” Transitioning from workforce development made the chamber profession a natural fit for Beth. She and her staff grew the chamber in numbers and dollars from $98,000 to over one million in net assets by working every day to know and provide tools for success for both the chamber and every investor.
Beth has served as Chair of the Board for the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE), Center for Chamber of Commerce Executives (CCCE), Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce Executives (GCCE) and the Association of Texas Leadership Programs (ATLP). She is a graduate of the U S Chamber Institute for Organization Management earning her IOM designation. She also completed Community Development Institute earning the PCED (Professional Community and Economic Development) designation. She has found her passion and loves learning and sharing with others in the profession.
Beth has been married to Tommy Journeay for the past forty-four years. Tommy is a first generation farmer/rancher and their favorite pastime is to escape to the ranch and spend time with the cows. They have two wonderful children who have contributed two awesome spouses to the count along with the four most AMAZING grandchildren ever! Tommy and Beth also have a very spoiled Labradoodle named Hank (the cow dog).