First, I want to thank the Board of Directors of the Association for hiring me to be your next Executive Director. I cannot tell you how excited I am to be a part of this great team. The work you do for the people of California is critical. Now more than ever there is a need for the services you provide. You also deserve the appropriate funding for the work you do during a very challenging time in this State.
I also want to thank Scarlet Hughes. She has done an amazing job and truly taken CA PA|PG|PC to a new level. Her six years of service to this organization should be applauded, and her 36 years of amazing work in the public sector deserves a standing ovation. Working in the public sector is not glamorous. You do not get a lot of accolades, but Scarlet deserves them. I am so thankful that she was willing to stay on through the end of October to allow for a smooth transition. Her depth of knowledge and understanding of these fields is truly remarkable.
While I might not be Scarlet Hughes, I will represent this organization with the honor and the respect it deserves. We have amazing employees and consultants and I only see us continuing the trajectory we have been on. The grant we have secured will only expand our reach and make it possible to do even greater things for the membership. While I know there will always be challenges, there will also be some great opportunities. CA PA|PG|PC’s presence with key stakeholders and the Legislature will only get bigger with more victories ahead.
Please know that I am so thankful to serve as your Executive Director, and I look forward to working with all of you. If I can ever be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. or call me at 916-382-4757.