The CCE program was developed to recognize the professionalism of concessionaires. The title of CCE represents a deep understanding and respect for the fair and festival business and indicates that the titleholder will perform with the highest level of professionalism. This prestigious designation is awarded only after a detailed application process has been successfully met.

The concessionaire who is seeking the distinction of Certified Concessionaire Executive must, prior to submitting their application, first meet the following requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a current member of NICA and also a current member of one of the following associations – CAFE, IAFE, IFEA, OABA, or the WFA and/or at least one State or Province Association.
  2. The applicant must have a minimum of 7 years as a full-time chief operating manager of an independent concession business.
  3. The applicant must then complete an 11-page questionnaire. The questionnaire uses a point system to determine their level of qualifications and industry involvement. They are also required to submit a 150-200 word personal philosophy of communication and management as it relates to the fair industry. The application, along with all of the accompanying documentation, is turned over to the NICA CCE Committee for rating and review. Once an applicant has been certified, said designation shall remain with him/her permanently unless revoked by the NICA Board of Directors. The CCE credentials are effective immediately. The official ceremony of presentation takes place during the Annual General Membership Meeting during Florida Week.
  4. The Applicant must fax or physically mail the applications, supporting materials, and $90 administrative fee to the NICA Office by the October 1st deadline. 

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Certified Concessionaire Executives

Vince Agnifili, CCE
Kim Barr, CCE
Mike Beaver, CCE
Mary Brown, CCE
Richard Busse, CCE
Charles Cox, CCE
Donald Delahoyde, CCE
Jennifer Fraser, CCE
Richard George, CCE
Jennifer Giordano, CCE
Bob Hallifax, CCE
Russ Harrison, CCE
Judy Henbury, CCE
Duane Hickman, CCE
Mark W. Hill, CCE
Thomas Hodson, CCE
James Hodson, CCE
Melody Hodson, CCE
Charles Ivory, CCE
Paulette Keene CCE
Karon Kennedy, CCE
Mike Kennedy, CCE
Jennifer A. Koski, CCE
Kevin W. Koski, CCE
Larry Lee, CCE
Peggy Lee, CCE
Don Long, CCE
Dave Mathewson, CCE
Jack McBurney, CCE
Larry McConnell, CCE
Gayle McGrath, CCE
Kevin McGrath, CCE
Adam McKinney, CCE
Bill McKinney, CCE
Connie McKinney, CCE
Linda McKinney, CCE
Greg Miller, CCE
Vincent Nelson, CCE
Gene O’Brien, CCE
Justine O’Brien, CCE
SanDee O’Brien, CCE
Tim O’Brien, CCE
Rick Pachell,CCE
Dominic Palmieri, CCE
Frank Parnell, CCE
Ollie Parnell, CCE
Etta Pence, CCE
Mike Pence, CCE
Edward Porcelli, Jr., CCE
Randy Reichert, CCE
Brad Ribar, CCE
Jeff Ross, CCE
Kathy Ross, CCE
Heather Sattler, CCE
Tom Sattler, CCE
Dale Smith, CCE
Morgan Stremmel, CCE
Jeff Thornberry, CCE
Tony Trafton, CCE
Mary Wagner, CCE
Kenneth Weber, CCE
Daryl Whicheloe, CCE
Jack Woods, II, CCE
Jacqueline Woods, CCE
Charles Zell, CCE
Kelly Zell, CCE