Greetings to our entire membership both active and retired members. As we enter into 2017 we usher in the election of our new Executive Board – President Andy Fox, Vice President Patrick Butler, Treasurer Robert Nelson, Secretary Kady Kepner, Director of Professional & Social Development Jaime Moore, Director Antoine McKnight , Director Rick Combs. We are pleased to have three new board members: Kady Kepner, Antoine McKnight and Jaime Moore. We also bid farewell to Alicia Welch, she has done an amazing job and will support the incoming board as she prepares for the next phase of her career. In the coming weeks I will provide a warm welcome to everbody and an update on your Chief Officers Association.