Dear Fellow Members,
It is an honor to serve as your ISA New Orleans Section President for our 2015–16 year. I would like to thank the community and especially the ISA New Orleans leadership team for your continued help and support.
For those members who may not know me, I am native to New Orleans and a UNO graduate. I have been in the industry for roughly 10 years, holding various positions with local contractors and global manufacturers. For the past four years, I have held the position of Account Man-ager for Rockwell Automation.
As of 1 June 2015, a new term of leadership began for the New Orleans Section. The new, energized Executive Board held a series of three summer planning meetings for the 2015–16 year. We will continue to focus on growth and education this year.
We will continue to focus on growing our future leaders by working with the UNO and Delgado student sections. As a commitment to them, we will once again hold our annual ISA New Orleans Membership Drive Shrimp Boil at UNO. I hope to see you all at the event for good food and a great time! Please see the ad for the event on page 1. And, please feel free to invite any of your col-leagues.
We are continuing the ISA New Orleans Corporate Sponsorship Program for the 2015–16 year. This program will help us to promote participation in activities of New Orleans Section and assist with our education goal of funding local scholarship opportunities. I want to thank all the sponsors that participated in last year’s ISA New Orleans, Inc., Corporate Sponsorship Program, and I welcome anyone who is interested in sponsoring the section this year. If you are interested in sponsoring the section please contact me for information.
I want to extend my gratitude to this year’s Executive Board for volunteering their valuable time in supporting our section; however, we still need all members thinking of ways they can contribute to making the section a success. I request that all members take the time to participate in our monthly meetings and social events. It’s going to be a good year with plenty of relevant topics from the experts in the process and automation community.
Brad Vicknair, President
ISA New Orleans Section, Inc.