Douglas OFlaherty, IOM, Named Chair of Northeast Board of Regents of Institute for Organization Management

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, has appointed Douglas OFlaherty, IOM, Vice President of the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, to chair the Northeast Board of Regents. As chair of the board, OFlaherty will help implement the policies created by the Institute’s National Board of Trustees.

Douglas OFlaherty

Douglas OFlaherty

“A strong Board of Regents is essential to Institute’s success,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, the U.S. Chamber’s vice president of Institute for Organization Management. “These volunteers drive site attendance, provide recommendations for program improvement, and serve as an on-site resource for Institute participants.”

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.

The Institute has five Boards of Regents which serve on behalf of the National Board of Trustees—Winter, Midwest, Southeast, West and Northeast. Each Board of Regents is responsible for recruitment, retention, and marketing of the program nationwide. Each regent is an Institute graduate nominated by their peers, and serves for a designated term of up to two years.

Starting in 2012 as a student, OFlaherty has held numerous leadership positions within the Institute program. OFlaherty graduated from the Northeast Institute at Villanova University in 2015 and has served on the Northeast Institute Board of Regents since then.

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.

About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment. For more information about the Institute program, visit or @IOMeducates.

About the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association
In its 75th year, the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association’s (SCRLA) mission is to promote, protect and educate the foodservice and lodging industries of our state and to ensure positive business growth for our members. The SCRLA strives to represent the best interests of its members on small business issues, hospitality and tourism concerns and towards the protection of South Carolina’s quality of life.

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