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Chamber's Fritz-Watson earns IOM recognition

Director of Events & Member Services graduates from Institute

Published Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Celia Fritz-Watson, IOM, Director of Events & Member Services for the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the Institute for Organization Management (Institute) and earned the recognition of IOM.

The IOM recognition signifies the individual’s completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management. Nearly 1,000 individuals attend Institute annually.

“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 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 includes sessions on leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance, and membership.

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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