President’s Message

Greetings and salutations Southeast Chapter members! I am very honored and elated to be re-elected as your President of the Southeast Chapter for the next 2 years. We have new Board members and we are eager to create educational opportunities and serve our members. 
I would like to thank Richard McLaughlin, Ph.D. for his many years of service as the Southeast Chapter Secretary. Rich decided it was time to let another dedicated chapter member serve the role as Secretary. Kellyn Campbell has big shoes to fill, but we are confident she is up to the task.
The Chapter continues to have many great training events scheduled this year, so please visit our webpage at www.secieca.org to view the schedules and dates.  Remember to check the webpage periodically so you do not miss out on any of our outstanding educational opportunities. The Southeast Chapter was the recipient of the 2017 and 2018 IECA Patterners for Excellence Outstanding Educational Program Award. Our members made this possible by attending our many events. Please attend the events that you are interested in and let’s make it a 3-peat for 2019 at the 2020 IECA Annual Conference and Expo that will be held right here in the Southeast in Raleigh, NC from February 23-26!
I want to continue to re-iterate that IECA and our Chapter are striving to provide the best services for our members. As President, I would like to see our chapter membership involvement expand. We have a great core group of members that volunteer countless hours to provide the great training opportunities for our Chapter. I would like to see more of our over 320 Southeast Chapter members become involved. We continue look to provide new local opportunities throughout the Chapter for all members to participate in. These opportunities may include but are not limited to lunch-and-learns and after hour socials with other local members and State Representatives. Please let me, or any of our Officers know if you are interested in helping us with implementing this in your area, or if you have any ideas or recommendations on how we can make this happen.
If you have any comments, questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or the other Board Members. I look forward to working with you in the next 2 years.

J.P. Johns

2019/2020 Southeast Chapter President