Janet Kenefsky Selected for U.S. Chamber Foundation Education and Workforce Fellowship Program
JANET KENEFSKY 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 Janet Kenefsky, Vice President of Operations of the Greater Vancouver Chamber was selected to participate in the seventh cohort of its premiere business leadership program. The Business Leads Fellowship Program trains and equips leaders from state and local chambers of commerce, with resources, access to experts, and a network of peers to build their capacity to address the most pressing education and workforce challenges.
“I’m excited for the opportunity as a fellow to elevate and advance our talent initiatives in the Southwest Washington region,” said Janet Kenefsky, Vice President of Operations at the Greater Vancouver Chamber. “The Business Leads Fellowship offers our Chamber an incredible opportunity to support our work in crafting a regional framework that creates shared value, competitiveness and accountability for businesses while aligning our workforce and education partners and our region’s residents.”
“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, Janet Kenefsky was selected along with 34 other state and local chamber executives, economic development professionals, and association leaders to participate in the seventh class of this program. The six-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 250 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.
About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. They educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.
About the Greater Vancouver Chamber
SW Washington’s largest business organization, the Greater Vancouver Chamber (GVC), with nearly 1000 members, has been Moving Business Forward in southwest Washington for over 130 years through business advocacy, community building, education, and creating visibility for our members. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals, and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The GVC is the heart of Clark County’s business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate and prosperity for all. For more information, please visit VancouverUSA.com.