I am excited to take on a more active role as the Chair of the Boston Chapter of IAHSS. I look forward to another great year, in a great organization with so many talented and professional people.  Luigi Martiniello, who has served as our Chapter Chairperson since January of 2017, after serving in all capacities over the last four years, has decided to step down from his position. I anticipate that Luigi will still be very influential within our chapter. I would like to thank him for all his hard work and leadership, and for all the support he has provided, to all of us.

We are fortunate to have some experienced board members returning, along with the addition of a new member to our group. Kerry Lear will be the new Vice Chair after serving last year as our Treasurer. Shannon Roddy will take on the responsibilities of Treasurer. Eric Anderson will be joining the team as Secretary. I am very happy that we have assembled such a dedicated and talented group.  The chapter officers have already been hard at work planning an exciting program for 2018.
We will kick off the year on January 12th with our monthly meeting at Mass General Hospital. We will also continue our close relationship with our friends at ASIS by hosting a joint ASIS/IAHSS dinner meeting on March 15th. Stay tuned for more details.

The 50th Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE) has been scheduled for April 15th in Chicago. As always, it will no doubt be an amazing and memorable program.  Please consider representing our chapter.

Another notable date is Monday July 16th. That is the annual IAHSS Golf Tournament. The intended purpose of this event is to provide financial support for technology, research, educational excellence and scholarship programs. Please make an effort to support this worthwhile event.

Along with these, we are in the process of planning this year’s entire meeting schedule. We plan on having interesting topics and speakers to help us optimize our programs and our ability to provide for the organizations we represent. Our primary goal this year is to deliver value to our entire membership. We have a great membership and I hope more of you are willing to share your best practices, successes and areas for improvement. This is the strength of this group, the willingness to help one another in our daily duties. Our jobs are hard and if we can help one another be successful in our arena then we will be successful as a group. I encourage all of you to not only come to the meetings but to participate as well. If you have ideas on how to maximize our time spent, please reach out to any member of the board.

I am truly honored to be your 2018 IAHSS Boston Chapter Chairperson and I look forward to another successful year. I intend to work hard to continue the work that so many have performed before me that we all have benefited from. I look forward to what 2018 has in store for all of us.  Thank you for allowing me to be part of this remarkable group.

Tom Mahoney
Chapter Chair
IAHSS Boston Chapter

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