The "Why" of CSI

Last week in Nashville, CSI folks gathered for the first time in over a year to network, learn, and celebrate the achievements of our peers at the 2021 CSI National Conference.  And while it wasn’t like conferences in the past, it was still a great time, and for those CSINext members that were unable to attend you were greatly missed! 

I had the distinct pleasure of presenting “Owners: More Than a Checkbook” with current CSINext President Kathryn Marek, and CSI Board of Directors Southwest Region Director Michael Young.  A point of discussion during our discussion was understanding the “Why” of an owner and gaining insight as to why owners have certain requirement, needs, and visions for their facilities.  And that got me to thinking…… “why” CSI? 

For me, it is “the 2-P’s”.  Passion and people.  The passion exhibited by the membership, both within CSI as a whole and within the CSINext chapter, is unparalleled.  We all care about getting it right, doing it right, and the unconditional sharing of knowledge amongst our peers to make us all better professionals.  And you can’t have passion without people – they make the passion possible.  CSI provides me the technical resources, the immense network of connections, and the professional development opportunities to advance my knowledge and ability all while serving an industry that has been part of my life for over 27 years.  And I would be remiss if I did not mention the wonderful personal and professional relationships I have developed over the years as a CSI member. 

So that is my “why CSI” …what’s yours? 

Till the Next “walk thru”…..

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