By Dana Rutledge
I’ve lost count, but this may be my fifth Compliance and Ethics Institute, and not all in a row. I think my first conference was nine years ago. My how you’ve grown.
It’s not easy to get here. There’s the time away, making room in the budget, traveling over a weekend. Selling it to my boss. I know I need it, but it’s a haul.
And then I get here. Sigh. And here you all are. MY PEEPS! Familiar faces. Roy, Marjorie, Debbie…. you don’t know me, but I know you. Art, Odell, and all the others I won’t name, carrying the banner and moving us forward.
Reinvigorating the slightly worn, fostering the newbies, bridging the discussion between the enforcers and those of us who are managing (and creating) the processes that address the latest regulatory initiatives.
Wow, when you started did you envision this Herculean task? If you had, would you have taken it on?
We are so glad you did. Because…. here we are! With people who know the lingo, get it, share, laugh and learn. Our PEEPS!
We get to do all that stuff. We go back to our homes and offices. We go back to our challenges. We have new strategies, new ideas and new friends. We are enriched.