Meredith receives Missouri Regent Scholarship

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Chamber director to attend leadership training by the Chamber Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Institute for Organization Management [IOM], the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, has awarded a Regent Scholarship to Jeff Meredith, executive director of the Monett Chamber of Commerce.

Given to professionals across the country, the Regent Scholarships recognize each recipient for their involvement in industry professional organizations, community service, and professional background.

"Regent scholarships offer executives the opportunity to attend Institute and learn about emerging industry trends, expand their organizations' influence, and grow their peer network," said Raymond P. Towle, vice president of Institute for Organization Management at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. "We are pleased to help these talented professionals advance their careers and organizations."

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.

Each of the Regent Scholarship recipients will attend one of Institute's five sites in 2015. At the completion of the four-year curriculum, each of the recipients will receive the IOM graduate recognition, signifying completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management and their commitment to the industry.

In addition, all credit hours earned through Institute may be applied toward the Certified Chamber Executive or Certified Association Executive industry certification.

Graduates of Institute receive the IOM recognition, signifying completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management. In addition, participants can earn credit hours toward the certified chamber executive or certified association executive certifications. Nearly 1,000 individuals attend Institute annually.

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.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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