I would like to begin my term the same way Mike Crane ended his – by saying thank you. First, thank you to Mike for his leadership during 2017. During his term our Chapter made significant strides in improving programming and events, developing our Board, and growing membership. We are bigger and better than ever and excited for 2018!
I would also like to thank our Board and committee chairs and members. Thanks to their hard work, support, and creativity we have expanded our CLE offerings and added two new practice area committees – Banking & Financial Services and Non-Profit & Education. We are very excited about the 2018 In House Counsel Conference which will offer even more CLE options at our new location – the Philadelphia Convention Center. We look forward to our other very popular programs and events, including the Ski & CLE, Spring Fling, Member Appreciation Day & Charity Softball Game, Diversity Summer Internship Program, and the Gala. We also will be partnering with ACC Global for its community service month in September.
In addition, thank you to our 2018 sponsors. We had our most sponsorship interest and support this year, which will enable our Chapter to provide exceptional CLE programming, networking, and social events. Thank you!
And finally thank you to our members. With over 1500 members, we continue to grow and expand our reach in the Philadelphia area. We hope to see you at our events, and welcome and encourage your participation and leadership on our practice and special interest committees. Let us know how we are doing!
It is a privilege to succeed Mike as president, and I look forward to the year ahead.
Anne Bancroft, President
ACC Greater Philadelphia