Stacy Romero, IOM, Selected for U.S. Chamber Foundation Education and Workforce Fellowship Program

Fellowship Provides State and Local Business Leaders with Opportunities to
Engage Nationally on Critical Education and Workforce Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced Stacy
Romero, IOM, President & CEO of the Broussard Chamber of Commerce was selected to
participate in the ninth cohort of its premiere business leadership program. The Business Leads
Fellowship Program trains and equips leaders from state and local chambers of commerce,
economic development agencies, and trade associations with resources, access to experts, and a
network of peers to build their capacity to address the most pressing education and workforce
challenges.

“I am honored to have been chosen to participate in the exclusive Business Leads Fellowship
Program. The opportunity to network with like-minded professionals from across the country as
we define solutions to education and workforce issues is one that I am anxious to take advantage
of and I look forward to implementing ideas that will potentially create greater economic growth
across my region.”

“We created the Business Leads Fellowship Program in response to the needs of our state and
local chamber partners,” says Cheryl Oldham, Senior Vice President of the Center for Education
and Workforce. “They, better than anyone, see the critical link between education and economic
development, and we are glad to be able to support them as they take on this critical leadership
role in their community.”

Following a competitive application and selection process, Romero was selected along with 34
other state and local chamber executives, economic development professionals, and association
leaders to participate in the eighth class of this program. The eight-month program, consisting of
both in person and virtual meetings, will cover the entire talent pipeline, including early
childhood education, K-12, postsecondary education, and workforce development.

Upon completion, Business Leads Fellows will join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Foundation’s dedicated network of over 300 chambers of commerce and statewide associations
from around the nation who regularly engage on education and workforce initiatives.

For more information on the Business Leads Fellowship Program, visit the program’s website.

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