Southwest Chapter Named 2013 ESOP Chapter of the Year by The ESOP Association

May 09, 2013, 08:00 ET from The ESOP Association

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Southwest Chapter of The ESOP Association was named the 2013 ESOP Chapter of the Year by The ESOP Association. The award was presented at the Association's 36th Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

The Association's Southwest Chapter experienced all-time highs in meeting attendance over the last year and Chapter members outdid previous work in support of membership recruitment, fundraising for the Association's affiliated foundation, the Employee Ownership Foundation, and support of the Association's government relations efforts. The Southwest Chapter was selected from among 18 Association Chapters across the United States for this honor. The Southwest Chapter includes members in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

"The leaders of the Southwest Chapter provide excellent programming and value to ESOP Association members in the Southwest region. I'm proud to honor the Southwest Chapter, and its members, with the 2013 ESOP Chapter of the Year Award," said ESOP Association President, J. Michael Keeling.

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 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. More information: website - and blog –

SOURCE The ESOP Association