Welcome to the Albany / Capital Region Chapter of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR). I am honored to be your Chapter President for 2015-2016. I am also grateful to have a group of outstanding returning board members including: Javen Bohall, Holly Gray, Courtney Bernard and Heidi Lynn Wagner; and our new board members Veronica Diver, Vanessa Preville, and Darlene Shattuck. Our outgoing board members Maureen McDermott , Maureen Mehan and Lindsey Osterhout will be missed, but I know they are all just a phone call away if needed.
On behalf of the Executive Board, I’d also like to express our sincere appreciation to all of our members. Our Chapter’s success is dependent on the knowledge and support of each of you, our members – so thank you! I encourage you to volunteer on our various committees, and know from personal experience that the friendships and experience gained from volunteering are sure to increase your effectiveness as a human resources professional.
Although IPMA-HR is perhaps best known for its training seminars and conference offerings, chapter membership offers countless networking opportunities and the professional contacts and friendships that you’ll forge are invaluable. If you have not already done so, please take this opportunity to join the IPMA-HR Albany-Capital Region Chapter. Our membership fee is only $55.00 per program year, and $25.00 of this fee is sent to the National IPMA-HR for enrollment as an affiliate member.
Whether this is your first visit, or you are a frequent user, I hope you will take advantage of the opportunities provided by the Albany / Capital Region Chapter.
I look forward to another great year, and I hope to see you at our next meeting.