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Heather Mazurkiewicz graduates from IOM

August 16, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Building Industry Association's executive vice president, Heather L. Mazurkiewicz, has graduated from Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She was also nominated by her classmates to be the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony at Villanova University in Villanova, Pa., Aug. 1. She completed the program over four years, traveling to Villanova once a year for a five-day session.

Graduates receive the IOM recognition, signifying completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management. The Institute 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. Through a combination of required courses and electives in areas such as leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance, and membership, participants enhance their organizational management skills and add new fuel to their organizations, making them run more efficiently and effectively.

"That Heather was selected as the keynote speaker speaks volumes for her and the importance of our support for continuing education for our Association leaders," said Steve Richards, BIA president and vice president at Owen-Ames-Kimball Construction Company of Fort Myers.

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Heather L. Mazurkiewicz

"Institute graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organizations," said Raymond P. Towle, a certified association executive and vice president of the Institute. "These individuals have the knowledge, skills and dedication necessary to achieve professional and organizational success in the dynamic association and chamber industries."

About the BIA

For its more than 350 member firms, the BIA is much more than a trade organization. This non-profit association that represents Lee, Hendry and Glades counties is a powerful voice for the building industry in the regulatory arena. It serves as a resource for technical assistance, information and educational services, and is a visible force in the communities where its members live and work. BIA is located at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Suite 104, Fort Myers, FL 33966. Call (239) 936-5525. Online at

About the IOM

The Institute for Organization Management is a nonprofit professional development program for association and chamber professionals, fostering individual growth through interactive learning and networking opportunities. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) 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.



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