My year as CRS president is nearing its end. It has been a year of much energy and momentum within CRS; I feel lucky, and it has been a great honor and privilege for me to have been a part of this important time in the history of our society. I feel strongly that we have set the stage for the next phase in the growth of our science and our increasingly valuable connections as colleagues and members of CRS.
Being president is not a one-person show—it is a team experience—and I enjoyed very much working together with all the CRS volunteers, especially my colleagues on the CRS Board, and with the staff.
Past president Art Tipton passed some wise words on to me, which I have remembered during my year as president: “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” It is as a team that we can best achieve our goals.
I wish Tamara Minko good luck in her year as president.
Our 2017 CRS Annual Meeting & Exposition, July 16–19 in Boston, will be the peak of my presidential year, and I am looking forward to listening to great science and innovation, being inspired, and meeting old and new friends.
Thanks to all of you for allowing me to serve you and for making this year special to me.