President's Message

Springing Forward

As this is my last Presidential article for Communique I thought I would keep it short and sweet. On reflection I have enjoyed the last year and the opportunity to represent you all and advance your interests. Folks have been very supportive and genuinely heart felt in relation to their feedback and advice. Put simply you are all very passionate about ICHRIE and securing its future. Board members have been great to interact with and our newest members will ensure a bright future for all concerned.

Having just chaired our latest Executive Board meeting in Chicago I am delighted to report that our latest strategic plan (2015-2020) is both visionary and targeted at making ICHRIE even more relevant on the Global stage. We sought and listened to your feedback and have incorporated this fully into the 2020 plan and the Board is very excited to share this with you at our summer meeting. This year’s meeting promises to be a great one and I am confident that you will all enjoy your time in the land of the Magic Kingdom! We have a great line up of special interest group sessions, research presentations and featured guest speakers so be sure to make the most out of your visit.

In closing, I want to wish you all a great 2015 Conference and to say thank you one and all for the wonderful support I have enjoyed this year. A special thanks goes out to the members of the Board, our fantastic CEO, Kathy McCarty, and her wonderful team Amie, Emily, Sam and Kevin—you guys are amazing!