Tucson Metro Chamber communication director Carissa Fairbanks and chief financial and operations officer Laura Nagore have graduated from the Institute for Organization Management (IOM).
IOM is a professional development program from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. It began in 1921 and has helped educate tens of thousands of nonprofit leaders, with an average of 1,000 individuals attending annually.
Graduates complete 96 hours of instruction in nonprofit management. The curriculum consists of leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance, and investor development training conducted through four week-long sessions at five universities around the country. Participants can also earn credit hours toward the Certified Chamber Executive or Certified Association Executive certifications.
Raymond Towle, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s vice president of Institute for Organization Management, and Michael Varney, president and CEO of the Tucson Metro Chamber, both spoke highly of the program.