Quoting Winnie the Pooh: “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
I am excited to be retired and have the time to explore new opportunities but also am sad to be leaving this organization that has been so good to me.
My career with the Society started when Jane Campbell recruited me to be the Society’s first communications person. I remember my first day. . .I didn’t know much about associations or CPAs. As I met you and worked with you, I quickly learned what remarkable people you are. You are smart, generous, giving and dedicated. You taught me how to be a better person and I thank you for letting me work with you all these years. I appreciate the special partnership we have with you, our members and I am forever grateful to you for all you do and have done for me, the Society and the profession. I’ll always remember the fun we have had and the things we achieved together. Please continue to share your time and expertise to advance the profession – you do make a difference!
The Legacy Foundation is near and dear to my heart and I am honored and awestruck by your contributions in my name.
I want to pay tribute to my team for their support and hard work and always putting you, our members, first in everything they do. They have a total of 51 years of service on your behalf:
- Margaret Herriges – 17 years
- Carol Lopuch – 13 years
- Jean Reiden – 10 years this go around with a total of 18 years
- And Heidi Weis – our newbee at almost three years
Please make an opportunity to get to know your new executive director, Allen Lloyd. The future for the Society looks bright with Allen at the helm.