CONWAY, Ark. (July 21, 2017) — Luke Ferguson, senior vice president and general counsel for the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and Conway Development Corporation, received the IOM graduate recognition from the Institute for Organization Management.
Institute is a four-year professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. As a graduate of Institute, Ferguson has completed 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management.
The curriculum consists of four weeklong sessions offered annually at five locations across the country. Participants learn from university professors, industry experts and leading practitioners in the chamber and association industries. Course topics include advocacy, membership, media training, finance, legal issues, human resources and other facets of running a nonprofit organization.
“Working toward the IOM certificate for three years and then receiving it this year was a rewarding experience,” Ferguson said. “The whole process provided a unique opportunity to learn from other nonprofit professionals from across the country.
“It was also encouraging to realize throughout the program how many people in the history of our chamber have put solid practices in place that are still benefitting me now.”
Luke Ferguson joins Conway Area Chamber colleagues Brad Lacy, president and CEO; Laura Grimes, chief financial officer; Lindsay Henderson, chief operating officer; and Mary Margaret Satterfield, director of Toad Suck Daze and events, in earning the IOM graduate recognition.
For more information about the program, visit Institute.USChamber.com.