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Greater Irvine Chamber Staff Members Complete U.S. Chamber Institute Term

Monday, July 17, 2017

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Greater Irvine Chamber’s Jessica Welch, senior director of operations, and Laura Perdew, director of communications, in July have completed their respective first and second terms at Institute for Organization Management, the four-year professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

“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 nonprofit leadership training 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.

For more information about the Greater Irvine Chamber and its professional staff, contact Jessica Welch.


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. , and educating the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.

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