President's Message: May, 2017

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It’s good to try something new. Last August, when the incoming Board met to plan for this year, we decided to offer a program that focused on CSI. We wanted to raise awareness of CDT and other certifications, and to extend a welcome to emerging professionals. This was a big departure from our typical monthly program format, and it took a great deal of research and planning on the part of Les Meu and Vivian Volz. Les contacted colleges and universities in the Bay Area to invite their students to join us. Vivian found panelists and mentors, and saw to it that the event was well-publicized. The attendees represented a broad range of ages, skills, and backgrounds. They were fascinating to talk to, and we hope to see some of them again at future meetings and events. We’d like to learn from this debut event, and to try it again in the upcoming year.

Many thanks to our Program Planners
Lester Meu, George Meu Associates
Vivian Volz, VVAS

Our Panelists:
Jeffery Glick, Mecho Systems
Adam Nakagoshi, Gensler
Michael Kloefkorn, Van Meter Williams Pollack

Our Sponsors:
Gensler – Bill Nelson
Noll & Tam – Jason Barish

Our Mentors:
Robert Hemphill, Laurenco Waterproofing
Edwin Essary, Syska Hennessey Group
Katia Griggs, Griggs Systems
Jeffery Glick, Mecho Systems
Linda Stansen, Stanspecs
Taryn Fischer, Daltile
Morgan Sadler, Pliteq
Merideth Marschak, Noll & Tam

Chapter Election Results

The Chapter voted on a slate of nominees and we have a new Board of Directors for 2017-18:
President: Edwin Essary, CSI, CDT 
President-Elect: Vivian Volz, CSI, CCS, AIA, LEED AP, SCIP
Vice President: Michael Murphy, CSI, CCPR
Past President: Merideth Marschak, CSI, AIA, LEED AP
West Region Director: John Sellen, CSI, CDT
Treasurer: Derek Payne, CSI, LEED GA
Secretary: Michael Morris, CSI, CDT
Director: Ben Miller, CSI, CDT
Director: Sally Anderson, CSI, CDT, AIA, LEED AP
Director: Taryn Fischer, CSI
Director: Earl Carter, CSI-EP

Many thanks to our two outgoing Directors: Bill Nelson and Jeffery Glick, who have given their time and ideas generously!

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