From the Chairman’s Corner
August Editorial by VMASC Industry Board of Advisors Chairman Jack McGinn
VMASC’s Industry Board of Advisors meets monthly with VMASC’s Executive Director to discuss items of interest not only to the Director but also to the industry membership. In between these sessions, I meet with the Executive Director to discuss any pressing issues that may arise throughout the month. The intent of these frequent meetings is to help make both organizations vibrant and productive.
Additionally, as we expand our industry focus beyond primarily the DoD, we expect to see our membership base expand to other M&S domains such as medical, transportation, education, etc.
Our most recent guest was Stihl, Inc.’s Mr. Simon Nance, Manager, for Training and Development. If you have not had a chance to avail yourself of these sessions, please make a date for the next one. Bob Armstrong has done a great job in lining up relevant speakers as we broaden our scope to areas outside of traditional DoD M&S customers.
Currently, we plan on hosting these events roughly three times a year. The first will be in the September timeframe and will be Transportation oriented. Details will be released to the membership in the near future. As with the Speakers Breakfast Seminars, we welcome other members of your company whom you feel should attend. When the announcement comes out, just let Charlotte know in the RSVP.
Under the coordination of Thomas Reese, we are in the process of developing a marketing and awareness video that will feature representative member companies discussing the role of M&S in their businesses as well as for the region and nation. We hope to have this effort complete in time for the annual membership meeting this Fall.