President's Message

Hello and thank you for your interest in the CSI Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

November already! I just can’t believe how quickly the time has gone by this year. I have been reflecting on the time when I was an emerging professional and had just joined CSI. The first experience I had was the NCR Region conference that was held in Minneapolis the year I had joined. It was at The Depot downtown and what a fantastic way to meet so many members. From that conference I decided to check out the MSP CSI chapter monthly meeting that led to making the decision to join! After attending a couple of monthly meetings, I eventually ended up sitting at a table with the members of the awards committee. Mike Buchner said, “If you want to meet more people and really get to know how CSI works, join a committee”!  Boy was he right. 

Throughout my time as a member within the Minneapolis-St. Paul chapter I have been involved with the 60th anniversary committee, membership committee, emerging professions committee, social committee and my most beloved awards committee. I agree with Mike if you want to get more involved and connected to members join a committee. This committee member involvement led to board positions where I have served as Secretary, President Elect, and now as the current President of our great Minneapolis- St. Paul Chapter. For myself, I have a passion to celebrate the accomplishments of our members, to acknowledge and thank members who are helping to make our chapter great, and to throw one heck of a party!! Not only am I still a member of the awards committee within the MSP chapter, but I am also the chair for the North Central Region Awards Committee.

Maybe you have a passion to be a lifelong learner and the curiosity to seek knowledge? The Programs committee would be great for you.  Is networking, membership growth and student involvement top on your list? The membership committee would be a great fit for you. We have so many ways for you to get involved in our chapter and we welcome any questions on how to get connected to a committee you are most interested in. 

I challenge our members to attend a committee meeting of most interest to you.  Learn more about what they do for our chapter and how you can help bridge any gaps.  I look forward to seeing new faces with new ideas and perspectives!


Tohnya Adams
Chapter President 2021 – 2022