This is my last
communiqué as President of San Francisco DAMA. I would like to thank all
of the board members and regular members for their great support during the
last four years. It has been a wonderful and exciting experience working
with and meeting hundreds of talented and dedicated data professionals.
I have achieved my main
objective of my tenure - to keep the chapter alive and well. It was not
always obvious that we were going to meet this goal. Events such as 9/11
and the dot-com melt down could have seriously impacted our organization,
but we persisted, even excelled in many areas. I am happy to report that
our finances are quite healthy and that our membership is growing at a very
I’ve had a great
time (mostly) but after four years it is time for some new leadership.
This is a healthy thing to do in any organization because it is good to get
new ideas and enthusiasm into the program. I’m very happy that Wendy
Wood has agreed to assume the President role. Wendy has done a great job
with our DAMA Day program over the past several years and I’m very
confident that she will be a great president.
I strongly encourage
all of you to get more involved in the chapter’s programs and
offices. The experiences you get in the areas of communications, people
skills, planning, and fellowship are very rewarding. But most important
are the networking connections and real friendships that you develop as
being a part of the chapter leadership team.
I wish all of you the
very best in your data-related careers.
Outgoing DAMA Board
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- DAMA International - http://www.dama.org
- Data Administration Newsletter -
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- Data Warehousing - http://www.datawarehousing.com
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