Aaron Throneberry, director of sales at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, received the IOM graduate recognition in July from the Institute for Organization Management.

Institute is a four-year professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. As a graduate of Institute, Throneberry has completed 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management.

The curriculum consists of four weeklong sessions offered annually at five locations across the country. Participants learn from university professors, industry experts and leading practitioners in the chamber and association industries. Course topics include advocacy, membership, media training, finance, legal issues, human resources and other facets of running a nonprofit organization.

"Obtaining my IOM has afforded me many learning opportunities as a Chamber professional," Throneberry said. "I have been fortunate to gain insight from Chambers of all sizes and from all parts of the country. I will carry these best practices throughout my career." Aaron Throneberry joins Conway Area Chamber colleagues Brad Lacy, president and CEO; Laura Grimes, chief financial officer; Lindsay Henderson, chief operating officer; and Mary Margaret Satterfield, director of events, in earning the IOM graduate recognition. For more information about the program, visit Institute.USChamber.com.