President’s Report: Of Penguins, Publishers, and Change

June 2009
by Florrie Binford Kichler

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After 35 months of doing my best to be relevant, reasonably entertaining, and somewhat educational in these columns, it’s time for the big finish—the final column that will sum up the sometimes chaotic, always rewarding, and constantly challenging experience of leading IBPA for the past three years.

I could talk about a time unprecedented in our association’s history, marked by the passing of our long-time executive director, Jan Nathan, and a transition to new leadership, by a new name to reflect our growing association, and by the onset of an economic environment that some are likening to the Great Depression.

I could talk about the creation for the first time of a strategic plan and a business plan, providing your association with a road map to your future.

I could talk about the growth of the online and offline education programs to help you cross the digital divide, and the member benefits that continue to expand on your behalf.

I could talk about the ways we have advocated for you, the independent publishing community, in our industry.

I could talk abo…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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