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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - ACCT Executive Director Transition

Thursday, October 15, 2015   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Trudy Robbins

ACCT Executive Director, James Borishade, has announced his resignation and will be leaving at the end of October.  Please see his message below and the attached Board of Director's transitional plan.



Dear Member

After five and a half intense and wonderful years as Executive Director of ACCT, I have decided to leave the organization.  I have enjoyed my time working with the staff, the members, the Board and, mostly, the volunteers that keep this organization moving forward. I am certain I am leaving you in capable hands and I know ACCT will continue to do amazing things.

Our staff is very experienced and our PVM’s, Members and Volunteers put a tremendous amount of passion, time and energy into this organization, which has made it a pleasure to work here.

The Board and the staff will be taking on some of my responsibilities as we make the transition to a new ED.  I look forward to continuing the friendships I have made during my time here.

For those who are concerned about me, please don't be -- I love ACCT, and I’m extremely proud of what we've accomplished!  I am confident the ANSI process will be completed in the coming months. I’ve learned a lot and believe that I have been able to have an impact on our industry, specifically in the areas of Government Regulations, Strategic Planning and Growing the association. I'll now take some time to decompress (FYI I’m looking to lose another 25 pounds, if anyone has suggestions), and then I will figure out how to channel my experience with ACCT into something productive.  

If there's one piece of wisdom that this simple visitor would like to impart upon you: have the courage to keep the door open!   There are a lot of new players in the industry with no real place to call home.  Please continue to embrace them as they come!   I hope the ACCT will continue to create a sustainable plan to house all of our new friends and community members and truly embrace being an international association.  

Much thanks to all of you for allowing me to serve this industry.




Mark Zmudy says...
Posted Monday, February 15, 2016
Hi James, It was fun getting to know you through ACCT. I hope your next adventure is lots of fun! One time to lower cholesterol I cut out cheese, butter, eggs, deep fried stuff, and desserts; ate oatmeal everyday, and went to non fat or no milk. Plus, every day I was using a juicer or nutri bullet. In 7 weeks my cholesterol dropped 40 points; unexpectedly I lost 10 pounds in about 2 months. What is your next adventure? Zmudy

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