On behalf of the staff at SNAME HQ and SNAME Europe I want to wish you all the happiest of Holidays and Merry Christmas. We are looking forward to an exciting new year.
As we close this year and prepare for the next I want to thank all of our members and leadership, the many Section and Committee Members, Chairs, Alternate and Co-Chairs, Functional and Regional Vice Presidents and their Alternates for all of your contributions that make SNAME a great organization.
Join me in welcoming Marty Toyen as our New President, officially starting 1 January. Marty has been working hard on his transition plan and has been especially active the last half of this year. You'll learn more about Marty in the coming weeks.
And I especially want you to join me personally in thanking Joe Comer, our outgoing President, for all of his efforts over the past two years (and more!). Joe, you put a lot of yourself into SNAME. The advances we accomplished because of this made a lasting impression on everyone who has worked with you, particularly me and the staff.
All the best to you, your friends, and families.