President's End of the Chapter Year Letter

It is hard to believe that it is now June 2018 and we are approaching the end of the 2017-2018 Chapter year.  The Chapter year theme of Maximizing Your Value – To Yourself, Your Profession and to Your Employer was a success thanks to a dedicated team of Board members, wonderful Business Partners, amazing speakers and presentations and, most importantly, our membership.  We did experience our challenges with the need to make unplanned venue changes and a few AV issues and I thank all for your understanding and flexibility in handling these challenges with grace and, at times, a sense of humor.  I cannot thank the Board of Directors enough for their hard work in handling these challenges.  It is under the face of diversity that true leadership arises.  It has been an honor and a pleasure working alongside these hardworking, dedicated and talented members of the 2017-2018 Board of Directors – RJ Mauro, Ed Sturgeon, Dominic Hithon, Sande Stewart, Elle Schalow, Guy Mason, Holly Heist, Jeanne Caldwell, Joanna Lamb, Rebekah Glover, Ben Gunzenhauser and Vicki Willis.

At the end of this month, I will hand over the reins of President to the incoming President, Ed Sturgeon.  Ed has already begun organizing the planning for the 2018-2019 Chapter year.  It will be another exciting year for the Mile High Denver Chapter under Ed’s direction.  We have a full Board in place with some new and enthusiastic members being put into place. 

I want to thank the Board and membership for selecting me to serve as President for the 2017-2018 Chapter year.  It is always with a bit of sadness that one has to say goodbye to a position and the people who made that possible.  This is an amazing organization with such intelligent and wonderful members and to be lucky enough to have served as your President for the 2017-2018 Chapter years will be one of the most rewarding endeavors I have been given the opportunity to undertake.  With the 2018-2019 Chapter I am looking forward to stepping into the role of Chair and managing the Business Partner program for 2018-2019 Chapter year. 

Let me also take this opportunity in wrapping up a successful Chapter year to say a very special thank you to RJ Mauro for her years on the Board as she completes her term as Chair.  The Chapter was very privileged to have RJ on the Board and she brought a sense of enthusiasm and new ideas to all positions for which she served during her tenure.  As the next Chapter year begins, RJ will be stepping into a Region leadership position as Membership/Marketing Director. Congratulations RJ and wishing you nothing but success in your new Region leadership role.

Finally, I cannot close out the year without offering a very hardy congratulations to Bill Bradford as he steps into his new position as President-Elect on the Board of Directors for ARMA International.  So proud to see one of our esteemed members move into a position on the Board at the top level of our organization. 

Kay Harrington