Boston Chapter ALA
Dear Fellow Members and Business Partners:
It is truly hard to believe how quickly a year has passed. It has been an honor to have served as President of the Boston Chapter over this past year. Thank you all for allowing me this incredible opportunity.
Each year, ALA National reviews the overall performance of each Chapter. Chapters are reviewed on membership initiatives, educational programming, business partner relations, community outreach and overall management. I am thrilled to announce that the Boston Chapter has once again been awarded the Presidents’ Award of Excellence, recognizing Boston as one of the best ALA Chapters in the country!
It takes a collective effort to make an association like ours viable, and I have been fortunate enough to be supported by a wonderful group of leaders. Special thanks to our Board of Directors, Committee Members and Executive Director, Renee Russo for all their hard work and commitment to the Chapter.
I want to thank my partners at DCG and who have supported me in all my years with the Boston Chapter and especially in this last year as I took on the President’s role.
I would like to thank Chris O’Sullivan and Lisa Crugnale for their board service, and although they will be stepping off the board, I’ve no doubt we will be tapping into their knowledge and skills moving forward.
I would like to thank our dedicated expert business partner sponsors. Strong business partner relationships are fundamental to our organizations. It’s their services, solutions and support that helps us be more efficient and successful leaders at our firms. So, speaking on behalf of the entire chapter, thank you!
And last, but certainly not least, thanks to our members. You are the lifeblood of our organization. Getting involved in ALA is one of the most rewarding professional experiences I have had. I want to challenge our membership to get more involved with the Chapter. The most important thing to know about the Boston Chapter is that YOU are the Boston Chapter. The Chapter is only as strong, effective and powerful as the members who participate in its operations and activities.
As I move to the ranks of Past Presidents, I pass the baton to my friend and colleague, Amy McDuff. I am excited for Amy to serve as President, and know her leadership and expertise will shine through and make us stronger as she continues to chart the Chapter’s future path.
Again, thank you. I am proud to have the opportunity to lead the Chapter and look forward to its continued success.
Amy Egan Cook
President – Boston Chapter ALA, 2018-2019