Thank you for the opportunity to serve as the incoming Chapter 1 President. I look forward to representing the Chapter, working with the elected officers on the Board and interacting with chapter members.

First and foremost, I would like to thank Craig Justesen for his outstanding leadership and for the upcoming support he provides to me and the chapter as we navigate this new role together. I feel honored, encouraged and grateful for the service of the Board members – the incoming Board and those staying on. It’s a humbling experience to work with talented and knowledgeable professionals who make a difference in our industry. Check out the Board and Committee members on the Chapter 1 website.

At the recent IRWA Education Conference, Chapter 1 was well represented in the education sessions, leadership forums and luncheons. Some initiatives to start moving forward on – boosting member retention, and focus on support of Chapter members by maintaining our website, participation in the Annual Conference, to promote more networking and increase IRWA credentialing for members.

The demand for IRWA Courses and Certifications has been accelerating and because of the career path opportunities, hundreds of members were inspired to get their credentials.  To keep the momentum going, please reach out to the Chapters Education and Professional Development chairs located on the Chapter 1 website.

Let’s all do our best to stay connected by email, phone, or in person visits. We of the board cannot do this alone, but with your help, we can make an impact together this year.

Please feel free to reach out to me or any of the Board members at any time if you have any questions or would like to volunteer. We all look forward to working with you and getting to know everyone better.  Thank you again for the opportunity to be of service.