Let me begin by saying that I am honored to be your 2013 BOMA Oklahoma City President. I am humbled by the support of our members and with the continued support of our 2012 Board of Directors. I would like to welcome back to our Board Darren Riddles (2013 Vice President), (Grubb & Ellis/Levy Beffort), Robert Giordano (Titus Construction), Rachel McNeill (A & B Paving Maintenance), Carolyn Richardson (Price Edwards & Co.), Richard Van Voast (Grubb & Ellis/Levy Beffort), and Kristi Adams (7-Eleven Stores), as well as welcome Jarod Tarver (Caliber Companies) and Kathy Mires (Chesapeake Land Development) to our Board. Our 2012 President, Richard Van Voast, created momentum within our Board and we will continue with vast enthusiasm as we roll through 2013.
Our 2013 Board is devoted to establishing an Emergency Preparedness Task Force, striving to provide information that will benefit our local commercial real estate groups as well as provide guidance for responding in the event of a community emergency. In addition to this effort, we encourage professional growth through education and strive to keep our members informed with industry news, up-to-date trends, sharing best practices as well as providing networking programs bringing value to our organization.
I would like to thank all of our sponsors, without your support our organization would not be as strong as it today and will continue to be in the future. I would also like to thank all of members who give tirelessly to the many committees we have working throughout the year. Together BOMA Oklahoma City has become an Association you can be proud of.
Thank you all for your devoted membership and the opportunity to serve as your President.