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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 17, 2017          Contact: Andrew Weller 202-463-5802

    Michael Gallops of the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce Completes First Year at Institute for Organization Management
    A Leadership Training Program Produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation


    WASHINGTON, D.C.— Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Michael Gallops, President/CEO, of the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce, has recently completed his first year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at West Institute  in Los Angeles, California.

    “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 its commencement in 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 consists of four weeklong sessions at five different university locations throughout the country. Through a combination of required courses and electives in areas such as leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance, and membership, Institute participants are able to enhance their own organizational management skills and add new fuel to their organizations, making them run more efficiently and effectively.

    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.

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.

    institute.uschamber.com           @IOMeducates
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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 17, 2017          Contact: Whitney Laning laningwp@gmail.com

    New President/CEO for Rowlett Chamber of Commerce

    Rowlett, Texas – The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Michael Gallops as the new President & Chief Executive Officer to lead the Chamber into the future.

    Michael is a resident of Rowlett, a former City Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem who has been involved in the Rowlett community for many years. “Michael’s life has always revolved around service to community, dedication to country and an unwavering love of others. His past commitment and involvement in the Rowlett Chamber has been exceptional.” said Whitney P. Laning, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “I am confident that with Michael’s vision and experience, the Chamber will continue to grow and meet the future challenges that face our business community.”

    Michael takes the helm from Diane Lemmons who resigned last month to start a new opportunity with The Colony.  Diane leaves the position after six years of successfully positioning the Chamber for growth and expansion.

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