DIRECTOR’S DESK: Wisdom from a Wonderful Trio

June 2009
by Terry Nathan

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Terry-Nathan2At the end of this month, Florrie Binford Kichler will step down from the IBPA board after serving for seven years—four as a director and three as your president. Simultaneously, Steve Carlson and Frank Gromling will leave the board after having served productively and with distinction for four years. All three of these individuals volunteered hundreds of hours to help move IBPA forward during some of the most challenging times this industry and our association have ever seen.

Sharing the board table with these people has been a life-changing experience for me, at a time when life-changing experiences were all around. During this time my son was born (he’s now six and a half); my daughter was born (she’s now 20 months); and my mother, Jan Nathan, founder and former executive director, passed away after a yearlong battle with cancer.

I think of Florrie, Steve, and Frank as members of my extended family and think the world of all three. Not only will I miss their camaraderie and support; I will miss the wisdom they have been so willing to share.

So I could spread their wisdom more widely, I asked each of them to r…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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