(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has announced that Beth Truelove, President of the White County Chamber of Commerce has been selected to participate in
the sixth cohort of its premier 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.
“With the growing economy of Northeast Georgia, it is of the greatest importance that we make sure businesses and educators have a connector to ensure that our labor pool is highly skilled and
ready to succeed. I am humbled to have the opportunity to learn and contribute to this cohort. Our people are our greatest asset, and it is my honor to play a small part for White Countians,”
“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, Truelove 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 yearlong virtual program, which concludes with an in-person meeting, 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 200 chambers of commerce and statewide associations
from around the nation who regularly engage in education and workforce initiatives.
For more information on the Business Leads Fellowship Program, visit the program’s website.