Message from the AIMSE President
September 20, 2018
Dear AIMSE Members:
As the new President of AIMSE, I am humbled to be heading the team that will be leading AIMSE during the months ahead. Joining me on our Executive Committee are Vice-President, Michael Gillis, and Treasurer, Kurt Terrien. Heartfelt thanks go out to our past President, Carolyn Patton for her tireless efforts and passionate support of AIMSE. We also recognize the hard work of our outgoing Board members Brian Crowell, Jack Ebenreiter, Kevin Joy, Chris Rae, Mark Robertson, Holly Verdeyen and Greg Weissman. Additionally, we welcome our newly appointed Board members Tony Buscemi, Ami Fox, Bart Marchant, Matt Pawlak, Kerra Smith, Mark Sullivan, Derek Tubbs and Keith Wosneski.
As an organization, AIMSE has never been stronger. Our membership has remained consistently at its highest levels, and our three signature conferences (Annual, Fall & Canadian) continue to attract capacity attendance. Also, our Regional events are flourishing. AIMSE now delivers high quality regional events in 15+ different regional locations.
Of special note is AIMSE's commitment to philanthropy and our ongoing partnership with the Robert Toigo Foundation, "TOIGO". Through our relationship with TOIGO, AIMSE now sponsors two scholarships for deserving minority MBA candidates to highly rated business schools. AIMSE is proud of our commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion in the asset management industry.
As previously mentioned, AIMSE holds three signature conferences, and our NYC Fall Conference (October 10-11) is just around the corner. Conference co-chairs, Adam Gerentine and Kerra Smith, along with their conference planning committee, have put together a compelling program. This year's theme, "Humor That Works", looks to be especially interesting and we hope you are planning to attend. Looking forward, we hope you will also join us in Toronto on January 16-17 for AIMSE's 26th Annual Canadian Conference which will be chaired by Kimberley Woolverton. Finally, be sure not to miss AIMSE's 42nd Annual Marketing & Sales Conference in Phoenix, AZ on April 28-30 which will be co-chaired by Heather Beatty and Tony Buscemi. AIMSE's conferences are always highly rated and our upcoming events will surely not be an exception.
In closing, we would like to thank you for your membership and support, and look forward to working closely with you to ensure that AIMSE continues to grow and prosper.