One Chapter Closes and Another Opens

Elliott GrahamElliott Graham, who has served as Executive Director of ISPD for the last 11 years, is retiring on 1 September 2017. With Elliott’s leadership and the support of the Headquarters staff, ISPD has grown to over 300 members, expanded benefits to members, and gone from holding conferences every two years to holding them annually. Elliott plans to enjoy some well-deserved time with her daughters and grandchildren.

Thank you from the BoardMembers of the Board of Directors, both past and present, created a book of photos and well wishes to thank Elliott for all that she has done for the society. ISPD President, Igna Van den Veyver, added, “We will all miss Elliott, and I hope you will join me in wishing her the very best with her retirement. We are fortunate that she has assured a smooth executive leadership transition, and I am happy to announce and welcome the new ISPD Executive Director, Alison Cockrell.”

Alison CockrellAlison Cockrell has served for several years as ISPD’s Program Director, with involvement in all aspects of conference planning and other programs that benefit ISPD members. She has worked closely with the Board of Directors and other leaders in the society, and is well prepared to step into this new role. Please join us in welcoming and congratulating Alison as the next ISPD Executive Director!