I am always hopeful that with each new year we are presented with endless opportunities for growth and change, but for me this year is particularly poignant. As the oft quoted passage goes, “For every thing there is a season, a time for every activity…” and the time has come for me to pass the torch on to the next set of chapter leaders. It has been one of the highest honors of my life to serve as PMICIE President. You have taught me so much about being a leader and about our shared profession that I owe each of you an enormous debt of gratitude I could not hope to fully repay.
As I look back over my time as your president, I see all of the incredible accomplishments we have achieved together and am filled with pride.
In less than three years our numbers grew from 340 to over 550 members. We saw the expansion of services out to the Coachella Valley and rotated meetings for the first time across the thousands of square miles that makeup the Inland Empire. We went through a major website upgrade that will bring significant new functionality and position PMICIE for the future. We revised our bylaws to make the chapter more agile and better able to serve your interests. All of this was possible with your support and the incredible work of the volunteers who often labor in the background accomplishing the improbable.
Although I will no longer serve as your president, this isn’t good bye. I will transition to the role of past president and will support the Board of Directors as they chart our course for the next two years. I am excited to see what the future holds and am completely confident in the skilled leaders we have at the helm. It is therefore my privilege to announce that the election results are in! Please congratulate our new officers:
Stacey Wong has been elected President and will take office January 2020 for a two year term
Amir Kumar (VP, Operations) and Allesha Allston (VP, Membership) will take the reins of their respective operational areas January 2020 for a two year term
I will continue to serve you in my new role and hope that you will continue to see me as a resource and friend. My contact information is below, and as has always been the case please feel free to reach out anytime.