Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Public Relations Tammi Boozer has earned Institute for Organization Management recognition as part of a four-year training management program at Loyola Marymount University.
IOM recognition is part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s professional development program.
“Institute graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organizations,” Raymond Towle, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s vice president of Institute for Organization Management, said in a press release. “These individuals have the knowledge, skills, and dedication necessary to achieve professional and organizational success in the dynamic association and chamber industries.”
The nearly 1,000 graduates who receive IOM recognition each year have completed 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management. Graduates can also earn credit toward certifications as a Certified Chamber Executive or Certified Association Executive.
The IOM, which was founded in 1921, is an elite nonprofit development program for association and chamber professionals. Courses and electives in leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance and membership are just some of the areas study in the program.
The Lubbock Chamber has 11 staff members who have attended the institute, five who have received certification and six who are working toward their IOM designation.