An End And Beginning For NASSCO Leadership

The Last Word
By Irvin Gemora, NASSCO Executive Director | December 2009 Vol. 64 No. 12

Today, I'm so proud of all we've done and the resources available to everyone. NASSCO is holding true to its mission set more than 30-years ago by a small group of dedicated individuals who had a passion and a vision for our industry. NASSCO's mission to set the standards for rehabilitation for underground utilities remains unchanged.

While I hold the prestigious title of executive director, the engine of this organization is truly my colleagues, Heather Myers, operations manager, and Gerry Muenchmeyer, technical director. I'm so grateful to have had this experience working with them and the many volunteers, including board members who are key to NASSCO's success.

This wonderful team and I have a lot of work ahead of us – the search is on to find an executive director who can take this organization to the next level. If you want to be considered for the job of NASSCO’s Executive Director, please send your resume to director@nassco.org and/or call (410) 486 3500.Your interest in this job will be held in the strictest confidence. It is an honor to serve in this role but it is not honorary. Significant work still needs to be done for the industry and NASSCO is the logical organization to do it. The work is challenging, satisfying and sometimes frustrating, but always interesting.

For me personally, many good things will end when I leave NASSCO. I will greatly miss the work, the people I've been so grateful to work with daily and the industry events which I greatly enjoy attending and participating in. But I know more good things are ahead for me, including more time with my family, my dear wife Paula and of course, golf. And I also look forward to new challenges such as exploring some life long ambitions, like playing the piano and learning a foreign language. Doing nothing is not my definition of retirement. I will continue to teach the PACP and will consider becoming involved with interesting projects from time to time.

And for NASSCO, more good things are in its future too. A new executive director, fresh energy, ideas and continued growth. Until my retirement, I'm committed and look forward to helping pave the path for NASSCO's continued success. Thank you.

Regards,
Irvin Gemora
Executive Director
NASSCO