GSR Leaders & Members:
I am sure like most of you the year has been fast and furious with construction. So, I apologize for not addressing the Institute election results sooner with each of you.
It's been an honor to walk in the footsteps of GSR leaders that I have admired since I have joined CSI and to represent all of you as your region director on the Institute Board. And now, to ascend to the role of Board Chair Elect then Chair is even a higher honor and one I never dreamed of when I joined CSI.
For me, I enjoy the service to CSI, our members and the greater AECO industry. And since joining my first committee in Knoxville, I have enjoyed every role I have been fortunate enough to have during my time in membership.
I believe in CSI; I believe in our shared future and I believe we have an opportunity to ensure CSI is available for future generations of AECO professional to enjoy just as we have throughout our careers.
As I step into my new role on July 1, I am eager to continue my passionate work on making this association the best it can be for our members and the AECO industry. But I realized I cannot do this alone, and will need everyone's help, thoughts, and support during this journey.
My north star will be what we do best in this industry and that's building up. All my energy will be exhausted into Building Up CSI.
That said, I will need all of you to help me Build Up over the next four years. Build Up our chapters, Build Up our engagement with nonmembers, and when one of us is having a bad day, Build Up each other.
CSI is more than a community to me, it's a family. A family I have been blessed to have found early on in my professional life.
Each of you have a good idea of who I am, and how I will operate. This will not change. I will be the same person I have been with each of you no matter when our paths crossed along our CSI journeys.
July will be the beginning of my journey in a role that will be the highest honor of my life. Please know that each of you will walk that journey with me because each of you have made me a better leader and helped shape the person I am today.
I thank every one of you for this high honor and I look forward to working with each of you as we Build Up CSI!
William Sundquist FCSI