AIMSE has always been a very special organization for me since I attended my first conference in 2014 and joined the board in 2015. The camaraderie, friendships, and respect that are shared amongst its members are second to none. Nowhere else have I seen competitors gladly network and help each other with genuine care, volunteers spend hundreds of precious hours amidst busy work and family schedules to create the events and content that make this organization special, and the fierce enthusiasm that our members and board members show in embracing our goal to engage, grow, and succeed with each other.
AIMSE has become an even more special organization for me as I became President during a challenging pandemic period. Rather than disrupting how we communicate, network, and learn from each other, we managed to pivot and navigate through the last 18 months with great dexterity. We put together two content-filled annual conferences that shattered all attendance records, a dozen educational webinars that helped members and non-members stay relevant in the industry, and finally, starting this summer, quickly mobilized to put on multiple events full of consultants, allocators, and members, pivoting right back to where we need to be.
I cannot be any prouder to be part of AIMSE and am extremely honored to be its President this year. This organization is only as successful as its board and members, and I thank you for your continued support and passion for AIMSE and the industry. I look forward to seeing many of you very soon, and hope that you continue to find a way to include AIMSE as an important part of both your personal and professional lives. In turn, AIMSE looks forward to continuing to help its members build relationships and succeed in their investment management sales careers. Here’s to another great year together.