Executive Director’s Message

Thanks for a Job Well Done!

By: Barbara C. Higgens, PMI CEO/Executive Director

Barbara C. Higgens

Just a quick note to thank everyone who contributed to making the Spring 2014 Conference perhaps the most successful one ever; from veteran attendees/presenters like Lee Mercer (now of IAPMO) to our newest staff member Jodi Stuhrberg (who joined PMI less than 90 days ago but has hit the ground running).

Thought-provoking speakers like Dr. Marc Edwards (will we ever look at water the same way again?), enthusiastic working groups and some good, old fashioned networking characterized the 2 ½ day session in Charleston, SC. The event was topped off with some good-natured ribbing from corporate personality Greg Schwem who delivered his inspiring messages in a humorous way.  Be sure to take a look at the photos on pages 4-5 and on the website. Satisfaction survey results will be delivered to you with the next issue of Inside My PMI.

There were ten first timers too who, we hope, left with a positive view of PMI and an intent to return in the fall to the 2014 Conference in Chicagoland.

Finally, I would like to thank Len Swatkowski, PMI Technical Director as he closes this PMI chapter of his career and turns his attention to his new role as an equity partner in a local HVAC manufacturing company. Len is returning to his roots and we couldn’t be happier for him. Please join me in wishing Len much success in the years ahead.

Note that we have had a number of inquiries into the role that Len leaves vacant. Stay tuned as the search process continues. Thank you for your patience and continued support of, and input to, industry issues during this short interim period.