Dear Industry Colleagues,
After this year, Johnny Cash has nothing on me. (Sing along with me…) I’ve been to D.C., Long Beach, Maumee Bay and L.A…Knoxville, Nashville, St. Pete and Palm Coast…Atlanta, Belterra, Chicago and back again…I’ve been everywhere. In many of these places, I’ve had the opportunity to address our members from all around the country. The message I delivered is that ASA is rockin’ and rollin’, movin’ and groovin’ - a theme the Man in Black would appreciate for sure.
I clearly understood that my role in all of these meetings was to bring the message of ASA’s progress and success to the masses. As time (and cities) passed, something interesting started to happen - I became the one who received a message. The rockin’ and rollin’, movin’ and groovin’ is not just happening at ASA, it’s taking place all over the country throughout all our regional affiliates and related associations. At some point during the year, the teacher became the student and I was WOWED by some things I learned:
September 1, 2008 marked the 245th day of my presidency. This seems the perfect opportunity to say how honored I’ve been to represent this organization. All along I thought it was my way of giving back and here I discovered this experience gave more to me than I could ever imagine. And, yes, I am still excited to be your president!