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Lindner graduates from Education and Workforce Fellowship Program

Lindner graduates from Education and Workforce Fellowship Program

For Immediate Release – January 30, 2024


Brian Otten, Marketing Director
Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce
715-848-5947 |


Lindner graduates from Education and Workforce Fellowship Program


The Fellowship provides state and local business leaders with opportunities to engage nationally on critical education and workforce issues


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lukas Lindner, MBA, Workforce Development & Advocacy Director at the Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce was named a graduate of the eighth cohort of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s premier business leadership program on Friday, January 26. 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.


“I'm truly honored to have been selected and graduated from the U.S. Chamber’s Business Leads Fellowship Program, representing the state of Wisconsin and, most importantly, the Greater Wausau Area,” said Lindner. “This experience has given me not just knowledge, but a deep understanding of the challenges our community faces regarding education, public policy and our workforce. I'm excited to bring back insights and connections from this program and use them to contribute towards the growth and development of my hometown here in Wausau. I’m better equipped with the tools to make a meaningful impact on all the elements that make up Wausau’s economic landscape”


“We created the Business Leads Fellowship Program in response to the needs of our state and local chamber partners,” said 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, Lindner was selected along with 34 other state and local chamber executives, economic development professionals and association leaders to participate in the eighth class of this program. The six-month program, consisting of both in-person and virtual meetings, covered the entire talent pipeline, including early childhood education, K-12, postsecondary education and workforce development.


Upon graduation, Business Leads Fellows join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s dedicated network of more than 300 chambers of commerce and statewide associations from around the nation who regularly engage on education and workforce initiatives.


Lindner is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and earned his MBA in 2021. He grew up in the Wausau area, attending DC Everest High School. Lindner served as an intern at the Chamber in 2018 and is a graduate of the Chamber’s Branch program and also participated in the Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) as a student at DC Everest High School.


For more information on the Business Leads Fellowship Program, visit the program’


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