President’s Corner | January 2018

“The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.”

~ Vince Lombardi

I’m honored and humbled to take my turn as president of the PRSA-WV Chapter for the upcoming year. Many amazing leaders have held this position, and I strive not only to fill their shoes but also to continue to move our chapter forward positively and productively.

For those who don’t know me, I’m a big fan of quotes and use them frequently – and this statement from Vince Lombardi could not be more true. My theme for 2018 is “Back to Basics.” What does this mean to me? That only by working together and strengthening the foundations of our chapter – programming, committees, membership and so on – will we succeed.

I challenge each member to make a New Year’s resolution to help us reinvigorate our chapter. Come to a meeting and get involved! To our veteran members: newer members could benefit greatly from your knowledge and experience. To our newer members: take advantage building envelope jobs of the opportunities our chapter presents to learn and network with others in your field. No matter your skill level, value can be found by joining with colleagues and advancing the future of our profession.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions or comments. If you want to get involved but don’t know how, we can find a spot for you! If you have ideas and want to assist in implementation, call or email! The only way we will become a better organization is by members taking an active interest in making it better.

Happy 2018, and I can’t wait to see everyone on Jan. 23!