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Brown completes first year of Institute

January 20, 2014
The Daily Freeman Journal

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Debra Brown, of the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce has recently completed her first year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at Winter Institute in Tucson, Arizona.

"Institute graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organizations," said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, the U.S. Chamber Foundation's vice president of Institute for Organization Management. "These individuals have the knowledge, skills, and dedication necessary to achieve professional and organizational success in the dynamic association and chamber industries."

Since its commencement in 1921, the Institute program has been educating tens of thousands of association, chamber and other nonprofit leaders on how to build stronger organizations, better serve their members and become strong business advocates. Institute's curriculum consists of four weeklong sessions at five different university locations throughout the country. Through a combination of required courses and electives in areas such as leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance, and membership, Institute participants are able to enhance their own organizational management skills and add new fuel to their organizations, making them run more efficiently and effectively.

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Iowa participants in the Institute for Organization Management included, back from from the left: Sadie Trytten, Des Moines East and South Chamber of Commerce; Meg Fitz, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Deb Brown, Webster City Chamber of Commerce; Jay Byers, Greater Des Moines Partnership; Brian Buethe, Grimes Chamber & Economic Development; Blain Andera, Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce; Newton Grotzinger, Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce; front row from left: Kristin Glass, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce; Casady Brittain, West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce; Kristy Schmidt, Clive Chamber of Commerce; Amy Howard, Ames Chamber of Commerce; Stacy Rosemore, Iowa Great Lakes Chamber of Commerce

Institute for Organization Management is the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. It is the premier nonprofit professional development program for association and chamber professionals, fostering individual growth through interactive learning and networking opportunities.



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