ICPHSO Report / May 2016
Executive Director’s Column
Marc J. Schoem, Executive Directory
Thanks to everyone who attended our recently held 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. It was great renewing past acquaintances as well as meeting so many new mem- bers and first time attendees. I hope everyone has had a chance to reflect on the Annual Meeting and found some- thing important to take away from each of the sessions. Presentations will be posted on our website so attendees can refer back to them for a period of time. We are also reviewing the evaluations and taking into consideration all the comments received as we go forward. I appreciate the time you took to complete the evaluation since your feed- back is critical to our continued success.
We are well underway with the planning for our upcoming June 2, 2016 Southeast Regional Product Safety Training Workshop in Atlanta, GA and will be updating our website as new information becomes available. Thanks to The Home Depot for agreeing to host our regional meeting. Our one-day regional meetings allow numerous interactions and net- working among attendees since they are generally smaller in size. I hope you will consider attending this important training workshop. Eli Sza- mosi and his planning committee are putting together a full training day that everyone should find useful. We will also have many sponsorship opportunities and hope you will consider becoming a sponsor during the regional meeting.
As many of you know, I have been an active booster and supporter of ICPHSO for over twenty years. Becoming the Executive Director this past October was to me a perfect fit, and allows me to continue to stay a part of the product safety community. I hope over the coming months to be able to interact with numerous organizations whether at trade shows, annual meetings, or training events to further explain the critical role ICPHSO plays as the only global organization comprised of health and safety professionals promoting product safety for all stakeholders. If you have opportunities in the future where you believe ICPHSO’s presence would be beneficial, please don’t hesitate to contact me at mschoem@ icphso.org so that we can continue to provide information that benefits the product safety community together.
Marc J. Schoem
ICPHSO Executive Director