As another program year begins, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank those Board members who have recommitted to volunteering on the Chapter Board for another program year and those new Board members who joined the Chapter Board as new Chapter Officers. Additionally I'd like to reflect on the past year and touch on what we hope to accomplish this Chapter year.
We are very lucky to have our entire Chapter Board committing to serve for another program year: Chris Rodgers, Patti Locke, Karl Krohn, Audrey Magennis, Ashley Kido, Jon Myers, and Jim Kaylor. I'd also like to thank and welcome our newest Chapter Board members, Toan Do, Ron Jones, and Diane Rudy. This is the largest Board we have had in a number of years with a broad array of experiences and industries. It should result in Chapter activities well aligned with the desires of membership.
From a program perspective, this past year was a success. We held seven very well attended programs totaling 50 CPEs. Additionally, our Chapter was recognized by ISACA International for having a very high percentage of members who maintained their membership. Thank you! We hope you continue to see value in being a member of the ISACA Harrisburg Chapter.
Going into this next program year, we continue the transition of our website to a new site based upon ISACA International's website hosting service. We also remain committed to increasing efforts in the area of academic outreach by developing relationships with higher education institutions. We intend to expand into social media, facilitating even better communication amongst Chapter members and the Board, giving members another avenue to be involved in the Chapter.
We will continue to make our top priority providing low cost CPE programs/seminars with topics pertinent to members, attempting to utilize locations across our Chapter region. We will use the results from our recent survey to help guide our selection and planning of this year's Chapter events.
ISACA International continues to enhance its services and guidance. Recently, a new security knowledge platform and professional program, Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), has been introduced. They continue to provide opportunities for training covering topics across the spectrum of our profession. A number of training weeks are scheduled over the next few months. Please check out ISACA's Training Week for more information.
Our Chapter Board consists of a number of long-time Board members, as well as, a few new volunteers. I believe those who have served on the Board for a number of years would agree that volunteering, in addition to providing 20 CPEs annually, has further enriched their professional growth. Our new Board members may have been enticed by the CPEs, but I'm sure they will find a number of additional benefits to being part of the Board. If you are interested in serving or contributing time to the Board, please contact me or any Board member.You may also e-mail us at the Chapter mailbox firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please don't hesitate to provide suggestions on program topics, speakers, event locations, or other worthwhile service activities for 2014-2015.
I'm looking forward to another great year. Thanks for your ongoing support of our Chapter!
All the best,