Friday morning before the first session, when I began to recognize Heather, Josh and the rest of the planning committee, I was so stunned by the fact no one was actually in the room that I wasn’t able to finish my thoughts. Happily Josh was able to pick up the ball before the final session.
I had wanted to repeat what I’d told the Board and Heather in private. Heather did an outstanding job planning a conference based on a contract signed 18 months previously and working with a very uncooperative new management. Despite these obstacles, the 2013 Winter Conference was one of the best in memory due to Heather’s tireless work.
A leader is only as good as the team they lead and I have been very blessed in this regard during my time on the Board. Words cannot express how deeply I appreciate Heather, Josh, and everyone else connected with making the Winter Conference the success it was.
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, Happy New Year!