Jennifer Sizemore, who has been a mainstay on the ASMC staff over the past 22 years, is leaving ASMC effective April 26, for a job opportunity in Pennsylvania. Since taking over as the ASMC Executive Director on October 1, 2012, I have greatly relied upon her knowledge, expertise, and professionalism and I will miss working with her. I also know she will miss serving our Society, as her contributions to the growth, development, and achievements of ASMC over the past 22 years have been remarkable. Jennifer’s farewell note is below. I’m sure she has already received notes of appreciation from many of you, but if you were not aware she was leaving or have not had the opportunity to send her a note, I’m sure she looks forward to hearing from you.
From Jennifer Sizemore:
After 22 years and with bittersweet excitement, I have accepted a new career opportunity with SMC Business Councils in Pennsylvania (a nonprofit trade association). ASMC has become synonymous with family to me, and I will deeply miss my connection with you and our entire community. Over the past two decades, I have seen this organization grow from a staff of two (myself and LTG McCall) to a staff of 10.5. Membership has grown by more than 4,000. Chapter leaders and PDI host committees have come and gone, building relationships and memories that will last a lifetime.
In the words of John Ruskin, “The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.” I take with me a treasure trove of experience and for that I thank each of you, and the leaders that have come before you. My last day full time employment day with ASMC will be 26 April and I will do everything I can to make my departure transition smooth for ASMC and our chapters/members.
On a Certain Lady at Court
By Alexander Pope
I KNOW a thing that’s most uncommon;
(Envy, be silent and attend!)
I know a reasonable woman,
Handsome and witty, yet a friend.
Not warp’d by passion, awed by rumour;
Not grave through pride, nor gay through folly; An equal mixture of good-humour
And sensible soft melancholy.
‘Has she no faults then (Envy says), Sir?’
Yes, she has one, I must aver:
When all the world conspires to praise her,
The woman’s deaf, and does not hear.
Jennifer thank you for the outstanding service you have rendered to us here in the field. Your professional “can-do-attitude” will be deeply missed by all of us.