Message from Jonathan Fox - GRITS President

Hello Gulf Region ITS Members and Friends,

I’m very excited to be your 2017 GRITS President. Apparently someone thought it was a good idea to let me lead the chapter once again (I was president back in 2012), and everyone else went along with it. All jokes aside, I am honored and humbled to serve and want to do my absolute best for our members. At any time, feel free to reach out to me with any thoughts on how our chapter may be able to better serve the members (president@gulfregionits.org).

If you’ve already scrolled through our website and our mobile app, you’ll have seen there are many things going on in our region. Likewise, GRITS has been busy working for you by setting achievable goals for this year. One key way has been looking for ways to enhance our website to make it easier for both the users (e.g., meeting registration) as well as for the GRITS Board Members to post useful information. Our goal was to have the website updated by the end of the year and we have achieved that goal ahead of schedule. Related, we had great success late last year with our 2017 elections in using a 3rd party website. We’re looking to continue using this process for our future elections and continuing to get more member participation in nominations and elections. Another goal has been to make sure that our committees are setting goals and meeting regularly to better evolve our chapter. All of our committees have met, set goals, and are scheduled to continue to meet throughout the year.  If you are interested in serving on a committee, please let us know (info@gulfregionits.org).

Without further ado, I’ll let you move onto navigating through our enhanced website. Once again, thank you for your interest and participation in GRITS! We hope you have a great year and look forward to seeing you at our meetings.

-Jonathan Fox

Taken from GRITS Spring News, April 2017