I am thrilled to start the year serving as your SITE President, it is a responsibility that I don’t take lightly. As the first Canadian President, I also want to give a big shout to our SITE Canada Members and current and past Board Members who have supported me and helped me build my experience at the Chapter Level over the years.
We are at an exciting time within SITE history. Membership is at an all-time high, we have nearly 500ppl registered for our upcoming Global Conference. 2019 had us redesigning our events for better engagement and education for our attendees. Our education and certification programs continue to help our members develop professionally. All of this is as a result of the dedication of our volunteer leaders within SITE community; SITE Young Leaders, SITE Chapter Leaders, our International Board of Directors and the International Board of Trustees whose passion and time allow us to continue to grow. Our strong SITE Executive Team and supportive SITE Staff help us realize our potential as an association.
I am looking forward to welcoming our newest Board Members, Miek, Ken, and Benoit to our Board Family. The energy around our board table has continued to generate great results and I know these newest Directors will also be strong contributors to our success.
A heartfelt thanks to Philip Eidsvold, Past President, for leading us in 2019. His commitment to SITE is so strong and I am lucky to have his support and friendship to help guide me in 2020. Our Past Presidents are also a group of friends that I am thankful to have in my corner. The legacy of knowledge and continuous involvement in SITE are going to help us pave our future as well.
Thank you also to my business partners Joe Nishi and Shannon Byck and our teams at Meeting Encore and Intuitive Conferences & Events, I am grateful for all the support you give me.
Most of all to my husband David and our dog Whiskey, who support me with all my crazy plans and ideas, drive me countless times to the airport and love me unconditionally. I could not do this without you.
2020 is going to be another busy year. I am so pleased to partner with Carina Bauer as President of our Trustees. We share similar work ethics and commitment and I know that with the support of our Boards we will accomplish many of our goals together.
Our strategic priorities for 2020 build on those created under Philip’s leadership and our Vision 2025. I look forward to presenting them to you at the SITE Global Conference. They will also be posted later this month on our website.
From my family to yours, wishing you peace, love and happiness in 2020.