Pulse January / February 2016 - Page 66

STYLING & PHOTO BY ECHOSTARMAKER.COM “To improve is to change; To be perfect is to change often.” — WINSTON CHURCHILL 2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year of changes. Among a host of many changes happening, we welcome the addition of several wonderful new board members. It’s always happy to see the kaleidoscope of personalities come together and work effectively toward common goals. Additionally, several ISPA staff members have experienced exciting life changes that have enabled them to discover new passions and subsequently, leave our ISPA family (sigh). Obviously, we hate to see them go but we wish them well and happily introduce a few new faces to the membership at the 2016 ISPA Conference & Expo. Speaking of which, traditionally, our Conference is held in October but Las Vegas is a busy FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER! @LynneMcNees place this year and due to a crazy sequence of events, the 2016 ISPA Conference & Expo will be held September 13-15 (Tuesday through Thursday) at The Venetian. Changes are very fitting this year considering our Conference theme is “Innovate.” When you start planning from scratch, the sky is the limit, and that can be scary and exhilarating at the same time, but oftentimes it can push you outside your current way of thinking—which is always a good thing. Additionally, I have also experienced changes in my life that allowed me the chance to slow down and reflect on how blessed I am to have so many wonderful loves—my cute husband and doggies, a healthy family and incredible friends and colleagues. Thank you for the many reminders this year—I am forever grateful. With 2016 may be the year of change, let’s focus more on innovating and finding the “what could be” in these moments. How will you embrace your changes and innovate this year? —LYNNE McNEES, ISPA PRESIDENT 64 PULSE ■ January/February 2016 CONNECT WITH ME ON FACEBOOK! Lynne Walker McNees