President’s Message – January 2017

By Mary Ann W. Lewis, FSAVE – President, SAVE International

2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the creation of Value Analysis by Lawrence D. Miles. Seventy years makes us tried and true! So let’s kick this year of celebration off with a few New Year’s Resolutions:

Volunteer as a SAVE Chapter or National Board Member! We have four openings on the SAVE Board of Directors this year:

  1. Executive Vice President
  2. Vice President Finance & Administration
  3. Vice President Conferences
  4. Vice President Membership

Each chapter will also seek officers and directors. Now is your time to get involved!

VOTE! Take those few seconds to go online when the message arrives in your inbox to vote for these wonderful colleagues who will give of their time, energy and creativity for the next two to six years! Elect the next generation of SAVE leadership to ensure our sustainability and our visibility in the world of Value Enhancing Methods.

Recognize Others – Honors & Awards! Nominate your SAVE colleagues, clients, projects and stars for recognition for all that they have accomplished in the Value Methodology for our professional organization and society.

Present! Write a paper, recommend a panel or forum discussion and/or convince your favorite speakers to engage. Tell the participants at the 2017 Value Summit something new and exciting! The time is now to submit your papers and topics for this year’s Summit!

Participate! Join us at the 2017 Value Summit – August 27-29 in Philadelphia – to celebrate 70 years of the Value Methodology. Meet the first-time participants, find old friends, learn something new and get inspired!

We are so lucky to have the Value Methodology to guide us and serve our organizations and our clients – so elegant and so effective.

Let’s celebrate, participate and plan for the next 70 years!