ICPHSO Report / January 2017
Changing of the Gavel
Changing of the President
On Thursday, February 23, 2017, during the last morning plenary session, as is ICPHSO’s custom on the final day of the annual symposium, President Nancy Cowles will “turn over the gavel” to incoming President, Rick Brenner. This time-honored tradition gives attendees an opportunity to welcome our new President who serves a one-year term. The incoming President also serves as the program chair for the annual meeting and training symposium. Then, the last day of the symposium, they assume full duties as President with the ICPHSO Vice President, assuming the position of Program Chair for the planning of the 2018 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium which is also being held in Orlando, Florida, February 20-23, 2018 at the Grand Cypress. The incoming President and Planning Chair for the 2018 Symposium is Belinda May from Dentons.
Current ICPHSO President Nancy Cowles will become the “Past President” and remain on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors until February 2018 when her term will be over. Al Kaufman, current Past President will be leaving the Board.
To fill the vacancy on the Executive Committee created by Al Kaufman leaving the Board, the Executive Committee selected current Board Member Matt Howsare to become the new ICPHSO Vice President.
Congratulations to Matt on his new appointment to the Executive Committee (and for becoming a dad for the second time!).
This past year under President Cowles, ICPHSO has successfully transitioned to a full-time Executive Director, started with a new management association, developed, and run four highly successful meetings, visited China as part of a U.S. delegation, and fully implemented the strategic vision of ensuring ICPHSO has the financial strength and leadership to continue to grow and move forward. This growth has also resulted in a continued fair and balanced presentation of content at all our meetings to ensure all stakeholders are heard and given the opportunity to contribute to the safety community on the same level.
Thank you Nancy for a very successful tenure as President. While your term may be over, we know we won't be seeing the end of your commitment and support of ICPHSO! Thank You!