Taylor Davis 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 Taylor Davis, Director of the Wichita Falls Talent Partnership and Military Liaison of the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce was selected to participate in the fifth cohort of its premiere 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.
“It is an honor to learn beside industry-leading workforce developers through this program. I look forward to seeing firsthand how communities like ours support their talent initiatives, and I’m equally excited to bring top-notch programming and information back to Wichita Falls,” said Taylor Davis.
“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, Taylor Davis was selected along with 34 other state and local chamber executives and association leaders to participate in the fifth class of this program. The yearlong virtual program, which concludes with an in-person meeting in June 2022, will cover the entire talent pipeline, including early childhood education, K-12, higher education, and workforce development.
“In today’s economic development world, workforce is quite often the most important aspect of a company’s decision to locate in a particular city. Taylor’s participation in this program will help us learn the latest tools and techniques world-class communities are using to grow their talent pool, said Henry Florsheim, Chief Executive Officer of the Wichita Falls Chamber.
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.
For more information on the Business Leads Fellowship Program, visit the program’s website.