Welcome — A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
Dear TLC Members:
Are you looking forward to the annual meeting as much as I am? First, it is in my hometown and I really want to share the Georgia Aquarium with you at our Annual WOW Event. The venue itself makes this event a WOW! If you are able come (almost “SOLD OUT”), you will be treated to a wonderful buffet dinner catered by Wolfgang Puck, an open bar, CPE, and an enjoyable and educational “Measuring What Matters” program that includes corporate and public accounting insights on sustainability from Ron Jarvis of Home Depot and Katherine Blue of KPMG. Their presentations will be followed by a question and answer period. Please thank KPMG for their generous sponsorship!
Other highlights of the annual meeting will include the 28 TLC sessions made possible through the leadership of Cathy Scott (Navarro College) and David DeBoskey (San Diego State University), and, of course, the TLC Breakfast. I will be giving my final presidential presentation about what TLC has accomplished and share ways to get involved with AAA and TLC. We will also congratulate the recipient of TLC’s Hall of Honor Award sponsored by KPMG and the winner(s) of TLC’s Outstanding Research Award sponsored by the EY Foundation.
I feel very fortunate to work with so many outstanding volunteer leaders in the TLC Section. We all look forward to working with incoming VP-Education Natalie Churyk (Northern Illinois University) and President Gail Hoover King (Purdue University Calumet). I also want to express ongoing appreciation to Treasurer Bambi Hora (University of Central Oklahoma), Secretary Tim Naddy (Shorter University), Vice President-Practice John DeMelis (EY), and all the outstanding volunteers of TLC!
Thanks too for this year’s TLC online webinars on a variety of topics led by Tracie Nobles (Austin Community College). If you have a webinar idea or want to present next year, please contact Cathy Scott (Navarro College) firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember you can earn CPE credit by attending these live webinars and answering the polling questions. All these webinars are archived by AAA for viewing at a later time.
Finally as I leave office, thank you all so much for how you have supported the activities of the TLC Section!
TLC Section President