Molly Hamill, CMP
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
IAEE Young Professional Committee
Hello Young Professionals!
Wait it is December? I feel like I just wrote my first 2017 Letter from the Chair yesterday. This year has been a great one for Young Professionals across IAEE both professionally and personally. Twelve months ago, I became the YP Committee Chairperson with bright-eyes and ready to accomplish some high-bar goals. I challenged everyone in the beginning of the year to step out of their comfort zones and help increase YP involvement. So, did you? Did you approach someone you didn’t know, introduce yourself, and see how he or she could get involved?
Two weeks ago at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2017, YP’s from across the world had a chance to meet up, exchange ideas and learn from each other. San Antonio was a phenomenal host for us, and we thank them for being gracious. I found myself at Expo! Expo! last week, walking up to people I hadn’t met yet and engaging them in conversation. Getting them excited about the week ahead and showing them how they could become active in their local chapter. I even convinced two people to apply to be on the YP committee.
We have had some challenges and successes this year, and your next YP Chairperson, Tara Allen, CEM, is ready to accomplish her set of goals for the committee. I cannot wait to see what she has in store and how well this community will help her accomplish them. Thank you for a momentous year, and see you again soon! If you have any questions or just want to chat, email me at MHamill@IAAPA.org. I am here for you!