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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 29, 2016

Contact: Andrew Weller 202-463-5802

Tony Vedda, IOM, CCE, Appointed to National Board of Trustees of Institute for Organization Management
A Four-Year 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, has appointed Tony Vedda, IOM, CCE, President and CEO, North Texas Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) Chamber of Commerce, to the National Board of Trustees. As a member of the trustees, Vedda will help set the strategic direction of Institute and will take an active role in advancing Institute's standard operating and curriculum policies.

"Our National Board of Trustees has a rich history of non-profit experience providing Institute with a wide range of perspectives on the challenges facing our industry," said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, vice president of Institute for Organization Management at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. "These volunteers chart the course for Institute and ensure the program remains on the leading edge of executive level professional development."

Since its commencement in 1921, the Institute program has educated 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 24-member National Board of Trustees serves in an advisory capacity to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and has policy-recommending responsibilities. Each trustee is nominated by their peers.

For nearly ten-years Vedda has served as President & CEO of the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce. He earning his Certified Chamber Executive designation in 2014. Since graduating from West Institute at the Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 2011, Vedda has held numerous leadership positions within the Institute program.

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.            @IOMeducates

About the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce

The North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven organization representing more than 300 business entities and community organizations.

The Chamber membership includes small businesses and Fortune 100 companies; businesses that are GLBT owned/operated and others that are our allies. The Chamber provides business growth, professional development and a variety of marketing outlets all designed to promote diversity and inclusion, enhance the area's economy, and fulfill its mission to foster an inclusive business community that promotes economic vitality, connects members, and advocates on their behalf. The Chamber works to achieve equality through business.

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