Mr. Speaker, Officers and Trustees, APMA staff, distinguished past presidents, delegates, alternates, international colleagues, guests, family and friends, it is with pride, honor, and humility that I address this body and deliver the State of the Association Address. It is difficult to believe that a year has passed since my inauguration and that I am speaking to you at the end of my term as APMA President. Last year, I spoke to you about my vision for the future and laid out an ambitious plan for its success. Today I will discuss what has transpired during this past year and offer some thoughts and goals for the future.

It has been said that “Challenges are what makes life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” During this past year, challenges have arisen that threaten our future success. Yet, as is always the case, these challenges bring with them new...

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