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Passing the Baton in St Louis

Posted by Paul on 7/25/2012 3:38:00 PM

Send offs are always bittersweet. You celebrate a new chapter in a person's life but you also realize how much you will miss them and their contribution to organized dentistry. The MDA and, more specifically, the GSLDS will miss Ellen Kessler as she steps down after 20 years of service. She'sprovided great leadership the last eight years as the executive director to the St Louis component. While I've only been at this gig for about 14 months, Ellen was quick to make me feel comfortable and set a great example of how the component and state levels can work together for everyone's mutual benefit. I always felt quite welcomed at every GSLDS event. Join me in thanking Ellen for her dedication and wishing her the best in the future!
At the Hi-Tech night two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Meg Shannon who is filling Ellen's role as executive director. Meg is most recently from Florida but is a St Louis native so she's glad to be back home. Her qualifications are outstanding and I look forward to working with her. I know you will welcome her as you have chance to meet her.
Life never stands still so I wanted to take a moment to say "Farewell" to Ellen and "Welcome" to Meg. Good luck to both!

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