Angel Fire Chamber executive earns international designation

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Jo Mixon, President and CEO, of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and has earned the recognition of IOM.

According to a press release from the Institute for Organization Management, an IOM title comes with completing a 4-year program with four mandatory week-long sessions, one per year, at various Universities throughout the United States.

University professors, industry experts and leading practitioners deliver the professional development curriculum . Topics focus on leadership, community and economic development, best practices, governance, and much more.

Mixon began her journey in 2014 and graduated from the program at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, Arizona, Saturday (Jan. 6).

“The Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce believes continued professional development strengthens the performance of organizations and communities and prides itself on providing high level professional excellence,” Mixon said. “The opportunity to complete this program has advanced my understanding on how to help achieve this for my community.”

Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s vice president of Institute for Organization Management, added, “Institute graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organizations. 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 .