Chamber VP of business and community relations graduates from Institute for Organization Management

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Salt Lake Chamber Vice President of Business and Community Relations Ryan Evans has graduated from the Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Evans also received the IOM Graduate Recognition, which signifies the individual’s completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management.

“Institute graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organizations,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, the U.S. Chamber’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.”

“The Salt Lake Chamber is one of the strongest and most influential chambers of commerce in the nation,” said Evans. “To be able to take the knowledge gained through this four-year program and apply it to the benefit of our members and our community is rewarding.”

“When you make the investment to enhance the talent level of your staff, you never regret it,” said Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber. “Ryan’s training with the Institute for Organizational Management will be a real benefit to our Chamber and the relationships he has built over the four years of this program will help us learn from the successes of other chambers across the nation.”

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.

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 (CCE) or Certified Association Executive (CAE) certifications. Nearly 1,000 individuals attend Institute annually.

Institute is a 501(c) (3) affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is the premier nonprofit professional development program for nonprofit professionals, fostering individual growth through interactive learning and networking opportunities.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. 

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