News From the Board

April 11th 2017

Greetings Provender Members new and old. With Spring comes change – both growth and renewal. This is the time of the year that the board and ED are excitedly engaged in conference planning and our strategic planning retreat.

You may know that, in February, Provender suffered the loss of our long time ED Susan Schechter. The board was faced with the challenge of finding and inserting a new ED. An incredible opportunity presented itself and Vicki Reich was hired as an Interim ED.

I want to assure our members that Vicki has stepped up to the Provender pitch plate in a big way. With no training or procedures on how to do perform day to day operations, Vicki has managed to print a journal, is busily securing keynotes and planning workshops, and is improving the business operations in a technological and efficient way. I applaud her diligent and focused work this first month and a half of transition.

The board will be working with Vicki closely at our upcoming board retreat planned in May.   Now is the time to engage! If you wish to connect with the board or our ED we invite your participation at our monthly board meetings. The next one is on-line April 13th at 4:30 (contact Vicki for log-in information).

Alternatively, we have several committees that you can participate in to share your expertise and opinions. We really want to give our membership a voice and the best experience and benefit possible. It is with increased excitement that the board looks forward to sharing a great 2017 conference with you. Thank you for being a member!