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Letter from the President


Re:  Use Your Passion, Accelerate Your Career!

Dear BCxA Members and Associates,

In the past 12 years, the BCxA has provided an extraordinary opportunity to expand my career, my professional network, and my viewpoint of the building industry. I’ve learned that we are an organization of passionate professionals with a shared mission to “drive the built environment to the highest levels of optimization.” You, too, have opinions— and even big dreams — about how to meet our envisioned goal: “A Built Environment Worth Inheriting,” by “Working Together, Building Excellence.”

As a nonprofit technical organization, the BCxA relies on us to volunteer our time and talents to support our mission. I joined committees to make a difference on a larger scale, and to grow my expertise. Now, I strongly encourage you to check out the mission and activities of each committee on our website and discover one that matches your passion. Reach out to committee chairs! Find out what they’re working on! Here are links to contact the chairs of each committee, and their most pressing initiatives:

Best Practices. Karl Stum. Creating a Best Practices guideline document for Ongoing Commissioning and updating the Existing Building Commissioning Best Practices.
Conference Planning. Lyn Gomes. Agenda development through abstract review and presentation reviews.
Education and Training. Craig Hawkins and Tracey Jumper. Developing commissioning training for corporate audiences both in class and in our online learning program.
Marketing and Outreach. Tom Poeling. Adding video content into website and social media platforms.
Membership. Ryan Lean. Supporting Chapters to drive membership at a local level.
Professional Development. Bruce Pitts. Tying together webinar and TechTalk content to add depth on technical subjects.

BCxA Chapters will also be reaching out in their regions to offer education, networking and advocacy. I urge you to find out for yourself how to participate in these opportunities and events to accelerate your career.

I am sincerely grateful for the legacy that past and current leadership is providing. In order to accomplish our goals, we need more resources in our committees and our chapters working to educate and advocate for our profession, and advance the never-ending possibilities for our industry.

We will move the industry forward collectively in 2019. If you have big dreams to share, and any questions at all about the BCxA, please let me know.

Tom
BCxA President

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