Tuesday, August 12, 2003
Posted by: George R. Koscho, CDP - 2003 AITP President
I trust that you are all having a restful and relaxing summer. Living in close proximity to a summer resort area (Va. Beach, VA) as I do and observing the increase in traffic, I wouldn't be surprised if a large number of you have paid a visit to my part of the world this summer.
You should be aware that your association board and numerous committees have been hard at work this summer beginning with the Association Board of Directors and Executive Committee Meetings in Chicago over the June 20 – 22 weekend. We had very productive meetings, a presentation by our association legal council and a planning session conducted by Kathy Bell from our headquarters business partner Smith Bucklin and Associates.
A detailed review of the survey that you our association members completed was undertaken during our time in Chicago and we will be sharing the results with you in future editions of The Information Executive/Nanosecond.
Next the Communications Department and Web Portal Committee "rolled out” the long awaited new AITP web portal in early July. Kudo's are due to Mark Gilfand and Mark Kleine for the tremendous effort they have put in to make this a reality. If you have not visited the portal – please do – (www.aitp.org) you will find a number of new and exciting features – my favorite are the "White Papers”
Finally this summer, The Executive Committee has completed a search for a new association Executive Director. His name is Ernie Stewart. He is a seasoned association executive with a background in Public Relations and Marketing. He has also worked extensively with technology associations. Learn more about him by reading the executive director's column in this issue of The Information Executive/Nanosecond.
As you start planning your fall activities, I would like to ask you to consider attending the AITP National Conference in St. Louis Missouri – October 23, 2003 and October 24, 2003. Chris Leja and her group from the St. Louis Chapter are doing an excellent job in pulling this event together.
I hope to see you all there or if you cannot make it – please check out the "web cast” option that the St. Louis Chapter is offering you.
George R. Koscho, CDP
2003 AITP Association President