Mohamed selected for US Chamber Foundation’s Business Leadership Program

WILKES-BARRE – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced that Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Specialist Shanie Mohamed has been selected to participate in the sixth cohort of its inaugural program. of corporate leadership.

The Business Leads Fellowship Program trains and equips leaders of national and local chambers of commerce, economic development agencies, and business associations with resources, access to experts, and a network of peers to build their capacity to meet challenges most urgent in terms of education and manpower.

“I am honored to have been selected to participate in the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Business Leads Fellowship Program,” said Mohammed. “I look forward to learning from industry experts and colleagues across the country, identifying the most innovative practices in the area of ​​workforce and economic development, and using this I’m learning to address the most pressing social, economic, and workforce challenges facing the Northeastern Pennsylvania region.

Lindsay Griffin, president and CEO of the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said Mohamed was a champion of economic development and the workforce. work for the Chamber team and for the entire region.

“Her innovative spirit, strategic focus and ability to be visionary in all that she does make her the perfect selection for this prestigious program,” said Griffin. “We couldn’t be more proud of what she has accomplished in our organization and what she will continue to accomplish through the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Business Leads Fellowship Program and what it will mean for the impact and growth of our community.”

Cheryl Oldham, senior vice president of the Center for Education and Workforce, said, “We created the Business Leads Fellowship Program in response to the needs of our state and local partners. Better than anyone, they see the essential link between education and economic development, and we are pleased to be able to support them as they take on this essential leadership role in their community.

Following a competitive application and selection process, Mohamed was selected along with 34 other state and local chamber executives, economic development professionals and association leaders to participate in the sixth class of this program. The one-year virtual program, which concludes with an in-person meeting, will cover the entire talent pool, including early childhood education, K-12, post-secondary education and development of the work force.

Upon completion, Business Lead Fellows will join the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s dedicated network of more than 200 chambers of commerce and national associations across the country that regularly engage in education and labor initiatives. work.

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

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Kevin E. Boling