As we turn the page on 2014, I could not be more excited about the future of PESA. Our board of directors charted an ambitious path for our member companies and the over 1.3 million men and women we represent. Over the last several months, under their leadership, we have made important strides as an association not only with our name but a renewed sense of purpose.
This year, PESA joined the conversation; launching a new website and social media presence to share news, provide industry insights and engage with key influencers on issues specific to the service and supply sector.
As part of the commitment to becoming an advocate for our members, we launched an online policy center. The PESA policy center provides tools and updates to learn more about the issues facing our industry and to connect with lawmakers, community leaders and organizations involved in policy decisions.
We strive to provide a platform for members to take action and make their voice heard on behalf of our industry and our association. In 2015, we will hold an Austin Legislative Summit in addition to the Washington Fly-In.
For the first time in our history, the Emerging Leaders are sponsoring a year-long leadership program for your companies’ high performers. Throughout 2015, participants will have access to a professional executive coach and leadership development opportunities that might not be afforded to them otherwise.
In an effort to expand our footprint in strategic regional areas, we will also host the 2015 mid-continent district meeting in Denver.
It’s an honor to be at the helm of PESA during such a pivotal time for our industry. Thank you for your collaboration, support and vision as we head into 2015. Together, we will continue to sustain the momentum that has changed the game for our association and our sector of the industry.
– Leslie Shockley Beyer, President