Southwest Chapter Recognized for Outstanding Membership Development by The ESOP Association

by The ESOP Association | May 12, 2010

May 12, 2010 (Washington, DC) – The Southwest Chapter of The ESOP Association has been recognized for its commitment to membership development at the Association’s 33rd Annual Conference in Washington, DC. The ESOP Association is the national trade association for companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and the leading voice in America for employee ownership.

The Southwest Chapter demonstrated a focused commitment to membership in the last year.  As a result of their efforts, the Chapter has retained its full membership and has, in fact, gained several new members in a bad economic year. The Southwest Chapter includes Association members in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

“The Southwest Chapter made it a priority to not only recruit new members but to also retain all their members and their efforts have paid off,” said J. Michael Keeling, president of The ESOP Association.  “I am pleased to present the Southwest Chapter with this award for all the work they have done to promote employee ownership in America.”

The core cause of The ESOP Association is the belief that employee ownership will improve American competitiveness, increase productivity through greater employee participation, and strengthen our free enterprise economy.