I , probably like a lot of you, just got this email from Brian King. I always found him a good guy and helpful.Because the Gathering truly has been the annual highlight weekend for me for 15 of the almost-18 years I've been at ATC, but what I'll be doing this October is uncertain, I wanted to let all of you know that I was not selected last Friday night for the "new" job as director of communications here. A highly rated guy from AOL with lots of electronic-media savvy will start in that position next Monday.
I have no doubt Laurie will continue the to-me essential relationship between ATC and ALDHA, and I had been planning anyway to encourage Mari Omland, the conservation director, to get involved and try to tap your many talents as well as she develops and expands those programs.
What comes next for me, I don't know yet. But, you all have been touchstones in my work/life, and I wanted to thank you for that and all you've taught me and let you know of this development before you see it elsewhere.