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Happy New Year!   We’re off to a wonderful start with amazing plans for you, our members, in 2019.  I’m excited to share with you that HRACC be publishing an annual report shortly, which will highlight all of our accomplishments and successes in 2018. Stay tuned for more info!!

We’ll kick off our 2019 events with Up in Smoke:  What the Legalization of Marijuana Means to the Connecticut HR Manager.  With so many states legalizing pot, will Connecticut be next?  This will be especially relevant to those of us – including me – who do work in Massachusetts.

As we say goodbye to 2018, I want to give a heartful shout-out to Terry Montuori who stepped down from her position at Employment Connection Director after an amazing 14 years with HRACC.  We salute her for her dedication to the chapter, the HR community, and to the hundreds of professionals she has helped over the years.  Terry remains a member of our chapter so you will continue to see her from time to time at our events.

I also want to acknowledge Deb Segreto, Sponsorship Director and Deaci-Ann Wallen, Young Professionals Director who have also stepped off the board. We appreciate their dedication, contributions and efforts as HRACC Volunteer Leaders, and wish them continued success in 2019.

I hope 2019 is a banner year for you.  HRACC, as always, is here to help you with your professional success.

Orlena Cowan-Bailey,  SPHR, SHRM-SCP
HRACC Chapter President