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Chamber employees earn IOM recognition

Posted: August 8, 2014 - 2:16pm

Lindsay Henderson, senior vice president of Chamber operations at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, and Mary Margaret Satterfield, director of Toad Suck Daze and events, received the IOM graduate recognition in July from the Institute for Organization Management.

Institute is a four-year professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. As graduates of Institute, both Henderson and Satterfield have completed 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management.

The curriculum consists of four weeklong sessions offered annually at five locations across the country. Participants learn from university professors, industry experts and leading practitioners in the chamber and association industries. Course topics include advocacy, membership, media training, finance, legal issues, human resources and other facets of running a nonprofit organization.

“Obtaining my IOM has afforded me many learning opportunities as a Chamber professional,” Henderson said. “I have been fortunate to gain insight from Chambers of all sizes and from all parts of the country. I will carry these best practices throughout my career.”

Satterfield said attending Institute and obtaining her IOM was beneficial to her professional growth, both inside and outside the classroom. “I learned valuable information about nonprofit management and Chamber practices through the classroom setting. In addition, I picked up many ideas and practical application from the friends and classmates I made during the four years of the program.”

Lindsay Henderson and Mary Margaret Satterfield join Conway Area Chamber colleagues Brad Lacy, president and CEO, and Laura Grimes, chief financial officer, in earning the IOM graduate recognition. For more information about the program, visit Institute.USChamber.com.

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