President’s Post: The Class of 2010

June 2010
by Florrie Binford Kichler

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I can still see their faces as we sat around the table in that teeny little meeting room four years ago. It was my first board meeting as president of IBPA, the first board meeting in years without the presence of our long-time and beloved leader, Jan Nathan, and the first board meeting for four newly elected directors. By the end of that meeting, I’m sure they were wondering who the heck this Florrie person was and what had they gotten themselves into.

Four years later, those same “freshman” directors have gone to the head of the class. Their staunch support, energy, and commitment to IBPA have not faltered during a period of change unprecedented in both IBPA and the publishing industry. Now, as Cevin Bryerman, Kassahun Checole, Bob Goodman, and Maggie Lichtenberg leave the IBPA board of directors at the end of their terms of office, I would like to share with you what they have meant to your association . . . and me.

Cevin Bryerman, Publisher, Publishers Weekly. Cevin has served as board treasurer for the past two years, fulfilling that role with dedication, financial acumen, and a knack for going straight to the heart of any…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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