by Rebecca Melancon, Executive Director
We’ve had a few exciting changes on AIBA’s Board of Directors. Our longtime president, Steve Bercu, has retired. Steve was the lead founder of AIBA and has served as president of sixteen years. We honored Steve at the 5th Annual Armadillo Awards on April 26 with a special Lifetime Dillo Award. The award included a book, “The Legend of Steve” that told (tongue-in-cheek) the story of Steve. Steve is also retiring from his post as the CEO of BookPeople. We wish him a warm farewell and good tidings on his next adventure.
Our new president is Kevin Lewis, Whole Earth Provision Company, who has served as vice president for several years. Jeff Heckler, Texas Solutions Group, stepped forward to be our new vice president. Shirley Sturdivant, The Sleep Center of Austin, remains our secretary and completes our leadership team on the board.
We are excited about new directions the board leadership will shepherd AIBA through. Although we are expecting no drastic changes, the new leadership is energized and ready to help grow AIBA.
Speaking of the board…we now have three board positions open. If you are an AIBA member and would be interested in applying for a board seat, please contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org.