President’s Message – January/February 2023

By Michael Pearsall, P.Eng., CVS, FEC – President, SAVE International

Happy New Year!

The year 2022 seems to have flown by fast and I have a lot to reflect upon.

As I enter the last few months of my term as SAVE International President, I am reflecting on what I had hoped to accomplish in my overall term. It would seem that I had an optimism bias in some areas, but we are still on-track for my major goals.

Our new Education program has been a lot more work than I anticipated.  However, we have the right people on the task, and I am very happy with where it is heading.  I am also very thankful for the great team we have pulling it all together.

I have enjoyed some of the global virtual outreach we have been able to achieve in certain areas this year and hope we can build on this further in 2023.

I am looking forward to 2023 with new enthusiasm on many fronts and I hope you all are as well.

One change coming in 2023 worth noting now is with this very publication.  Going forward you will only see Value World every two months as we are reallocating resources to other initiatives.  This was not an easy decision, yet it was an obvious solution as we worked with Talley Management Group to keep our overhead steady and deliver on some key improvements to SAVE.

At the time this edition of Value World is released, the 2023 INVEST conference should be underway.  I was really hoping that I could attend that event to support our affiliate, but my employer had a conflicting need, and I am on the road elsewhere.  This is not atypical for our world; I just hope it is not setting a trend for how the year will go.

I wish you all the best in the year ahead!