Southwest Chapter Recognized for Outstanding Membership Recruitment 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 recognized for its commitment to membership recruitment, for the second year in a row, at the Association's 36th Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Members of the Southwest Chapter met several targets in the promotion of employee ownership in the southwest region and also met Chapter membership goals in 2012. The Southwest Chapter was selected from among 18 Association Chapters across the United States for this honor. The Southwest Chapter includes Association members in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

"For the second year, in a row, I'm pleased to present the Outstanding Membership Recruitment Award to members of the Southwest Chapter," said ESOP Association President, J. Michael Keeling. "The Southwest Chapter worked hard to meet a target prospect goal and to promote the cause of employee ownership among ESOP companies in the Chapter."

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