President's Message: Signing Off With Gratitude

By Brad Schwab, CSI, CDT posted 23 days ago


The month of June marks my last month as CSI Chicago President. As I reflect back on the year, I am grateful for having the opportunity to serve as President of this organization of outstanding professionals working to advance the greater Chicago area design and construction community’s knowledge of building information management, construction technology, and project delivery methods to improve facility performance while fostering relationships and promoting education.  

Thank you to all the members who stepped up, embraced change, and challenged the status quo during this unprecedented year to support our chapter’s mission. I learned so much this year from all of you both professionally and personally. As many of you know, I care a lot about this organization, and I can honestly say it gave back more to me this year than I put in.  It provided me purpose, connections, and a lot of laughter during these very uncertain times. We are lucky to have such a diverse group of members that care about elevating each other, our mission, and our industry.  I was able to call on our more experienced members for wisdom and mentorship and then turn around to our emerging professional members for new ideas and thoughts for the new world ahead.  No matter who I turned to, they were there with help and support which I am grateful for.

I hope you will all join us for the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 16 from Noon to 1 pm CST to cap off my year as President.  The agenda for the Annual Meeting includes:

  • A statement regarding the state of the chapter.
  • A narrative review of the past year which will include recognizing committee successes and member volunteers.
  • The passing of the gavel and swearing in the new FY2022 board members.
  • A statement by incoming FY2022 Chapter President Jennifer Friedland.

This is not goodbye as I plan on remaining actively involved in the Chapter.  I am proud of what we accomplished this year and excited about our future.  Please feel free to reach out anytime.

Thank you for letting me serve you all as President.

Brad Schwab
CSI Chicago President