I am very honored for the privilege to represent the Iowa Chapter of HFMA as your President. I appreciate the trust that you have placed in me for this role.
This year’s HFMA National Chair is Tammie L. Jackson, and her theme is “Bolder. Brighter. Better.” Given this last year, this is a very fitting theme. With that, I want to talk a little about this past year and look forward to the new year.
I want to thank Abbey Stangl for her leadership during this very difficult year. I want to also thank the officers, board members, and chairpersons for the outstanding job they have done this past year. They got us through a very difficult time. Special thanks to the Program and Communication Committee for the wonderful job with programming. What an honor for the Iowa Chapter to be showcased in the June National HFM magazine regarding the hybrid meeting that they put together this past April. This is one of the reasons why the Iowa Chapter continues to be one of the premier chapters in the nation. The Iowa Chapter has a long, rich history of being a top tier chapter and I am proud to serve as its President
I would also like to thank our sponsors for their continued support of Iowa HFMA. You are very much part of the success of this organization, and without your support, we would not be able to do what we do.
As your President, I have three goals to achieve this year
- Re-engage this chapter and its membership after a year of uncertainty. We will emerge a stronger chapter, and continue the successful path that we are accustomed to.
- Continue to re-evaluate the roles of volunteers. Over the years we have made significant changes to enhance the volunteer experience, and will continue to seek better ways of doing things.
- Embrace and be a leader for change at the national level. A lot of changes have occurred, with more to come. We need to step up and be part of that change, thus ensuring that our local chapter continues to be successful in its mission.
As we go forward, things may be different yet for a while, but that is okay. It gives us a chance to try new things, to reinvent us as a chapter. We have some major changes coming from National HFMA, but that is okay. If you don’t change with the times, you will miss opportunities.
Again, I am honored to be your President this year. The Iowa Chapter has become my “second” family, and I will always cherish the friendships that I have developed with you over the years. There is no time like right now to be “Bolder. Brighter. Better.”
Dave Muhs, President