Buterbaugh completes second year at Institute for Organization Management

uinetta Buterbaugh, President of the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce

uinetta Buterbaugh, President of the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce

By Jana E. Pye, Editor, editor@newsandpress.net

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced last week that Quinetta Buterbaugh, President of the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce has recently completed her second year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at the University of Georgia in Athens.

Buterbaugh spoke to the News & Press about her experience.

“This year at Institute I focused a lot of time learning about economic development and building a competitive workforce,” said Buterbaugh. “With the city having its industrial park off the Marquis Highway selected by Duke Energy for its site readiness program and Darlington County Progress working hard to expand existing industries in the county, this year’s coursework was very timely. Workforce development is a core objective of the chamber’s strategic plan and Institute taught ways to begin influencing our future workforce by connecting education with business.”

Buterbaugh assumed the office of president of the Hartsville chamber in October, 2014, after working with Duke Energy for many years and as a liaison for the Duke Foundation. She has been a long-time advocate for business, and served on many leadership roles with the Greater Darlington and Florence Chamber of Commerce offices.

“I am grateful for my board of director’s support in attending Institute for Organization Management,” continued Buterbaugh. “My training so far has given me the tools I need to bring the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce to a new level of credibility, influence, and opportunity.”

The Institute program began in 1921, and has educated chamber, association and nonprofit leaders on strategies to strengthen their organizations and serve their members and advocate for local businesses.

“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.”

The Institute curriculum sponsors four weeklong sessions at five different university locations throughout the country. Required courses and electives include: leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance, and membership.

Institute for Organization Management is the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness.

Learn more: Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce

Author: Jana Pye

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