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Shaun DuFault selected for U.S. Chamber Fellowship Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Shaun DuFault, executive director of the New Castle-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, has been selected to participate in the second cohort of its premiere business leadership program, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced Monday.

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 am honored to be selected and represent Henry County as a part of this great program,” DuFault said. “I am looking forward to being better equipped in my interactions with our community on the needs of quality persons in our workforce. This opportunity will help the needed interaction between our governing officials, public school boards, and businesses in the county as we move forward in the exciting days ahead.” 

“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, DuFault was selected along with 33 other state and local chamber executives to participate in the second class of this program. The three-month program, which ends in July 2019, will cover the entire talent pipeline, including early childhood education, K-12, higher education, and workforce development.

Upon completion, Business Leads Fellows will join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s dedicated network of 200 chambers of commerce and statewide associations from around the nation who regularly engage on education and workforce initiatives.

Given the overwhelming interest in the program, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host a third cohort this year.

For a full list of participants in the Business Leads Fellowship Program, visit the U.S. Chamber Foundation website.

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