Letter from the President
It is my honor and privilege to serve as the 2019 president of the INIAI. I have been a member of the INIAI since 2007 and started serving on the board as a co-editor of the newsletter in 2008. I have since served as the editor, a board member, webmaster, and now president. I love this organization and the people who belong to it. I have had the privilege of working with some amazing professionals through the years. One of the most important people to me in my professional career is Ed Lewis. He was one of the founding members of the INIAI and he introduced me to this organization back in 2005. It is because of him I am where I am today. He taught me the importance of this organization’s educational conferences to both the new and established members. It is my goal to continue to provide the INIAI members with a great educational conference this year. I want to offer congratulations to 2018 president Daniel Recker and the members of the 2018 board for putting on a great conference in Indianapolis, Indiana this past September. Both the quality of the speakers and the venue were top-notch and leave great expectations for 2019. I believe our 2019 board is up to the task, that board consists of the following dedicated individuals; Vice President: Ryan Chappell, Secretary/Treasurer: Sean Matusko, Board Chair: Daniel Recker, Board Members: Kacie Proffitt (and Webmaster), Mallory Webb, Dale Diefenderfer, Loren French, Kent Hedberg, and Newsletter Editor: Stephanie Snodgrass. Thank you to all the board members for volunteering your time and talents. If you have never considered serving or have considered but haven’t made the leap, do it! It’s a rewarding experience to be a part of planning these great educational conferences for our members.
Your board has already met numerous times and made good progress toward our 2019 conference. I am pleased to announce that we will be going to Brown County this year. The 2019 conference will be Wednesday-Friday again, September 25th, 26th and 27th. The location will be Abe Martin Lodge in Nashville, IN. As always there will be a block of rooms set aside for us, so be sure to secure you reservations early and let them know you are part of our group.
I look forward to seeing all of you at the 2019 INIAI Educational Conference in Nashville, Indiana!