President's Corner

President Kim SchillingOur Chapter is proud to continue service and dedication to support our community.  By providing scholarships for memberships and events, our annual “Hat and Mitten” charity drive, supply donations to our Workforce Development locations in MN, and as a proud contributor to Genesis10 Uplift scholarship recipients (supports new BAs in the workplace and growth of our profession), we are fortunate to be in a position to give back to our community.

Another way in which we decided to give back was through financial support of the first ever 2018 Central Region Summit, in St. Louis, Missouri.  We are grateful to have been able to co-host this event with our Austin IIBA Chapter.  This event brought together IIBA Chapter Leaders from 13 different Chapters in the Central Region.

At this event, we were also able to award our first ever “Founder’s Change Scholarships.”  These scholarships honor the Founders of our Chapter, its leaders throughout the years, as well as our members.  “Change” is included in the scholarships as we continue IIBA’s direction of Change in 2018. 

Three scholarships were provided to Austin, Kansas City, and Nashville.  In addition, scholarship funds were also awarded to North Dakota representatives, who will soon become a recognized IIBA Chapter.

It is truly a privilege to be a part of this organization and its commitment to giving back to all of our communities.

Kind regards,

K. Jung

President

Regional Summit Attendees

The Central Region Summit of the IIBA brought Chapter representatives from Austin, Birmingham, Central Indiana, Central Iowa, Eastern, Iowa, Heartland, Houston, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Nashville, Northeast Wisconsin, Southeast Wisconsin and St. Louis together to share ideas on how to improve their chapter.