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The Institute for Organization Management, a professional development program operated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, has appointed Jodie A. Perry, president of the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce, to chair its Midwest Board of Regents.Perry will help implement the policies created by the Institute’s National Board of Trustees.“A strong Board of Regents is essential to Institute’s success. These volunteers drive site attendance, provide recommendations for program improvement and serve as an on-site resource for Institute participants,” said Raymond P. Towle, the U.S. Chamber’s vice president of Institute for Organization Management.“I’m extremely honored to have the opportunity to lead a talented group of Chamber and Association professionals in 2017. Institute has played a key role in giving me the tools I need to be an effective Chamber leader,” Perry said.Since it was created in 1921, the Institute program has educated tens of thousands of association, chamber and other nonprofit agency leaders on how to build stronger organizations, better serve local members and become strong business advocates.

The Institute’s five boards of regents serve on behalf of the National Board of Trustees. Each board of regents is responsible for recruitment, retention and marketing of the program nationwide. Each regent is an Institute graduate nominated by their peers, and will serve for a designated term of up to two years.

Source: Jodie Perry, Chamber head and Braintree board member, selected as chair of IOM Midwest Board of Regents URL: http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/local/achievement/2016/12/28/chamber-head-named-chair-midwest-board-regents/95932518/