We just completed our annual elections, which mean some of our Board members are stepping down and others will be taking their place. I’d like to thank every Board member for all the time/effort and support they’ve given our Chapter. I’d also like to specifically thank every deputy Board member. Deputies are new to the Board, and I’m excited at the superb job they’ve been doing. They quickly became indispensable to all efforts. The success of our events, conferences, seminars, and meetings are due in large part to the hard work and leadership put in by your Board members.

Starting 1 January 2018 we will have some new members on the Board, as well as some who are assuming a new role on the Board. Meet your newly elected Board members:

Vice President: Mr. Ernest Campos
Executive Vice President: Mr. Scott Frisch
Treasurer: Mr. Mark Maluschka
VP of Membership: Mr. Dave Reed
Communications Officer: Ms. Anna Johnston
Member at Large: Ms. Dawn Wellein
Member at Large: Mr. Jim Blake

Please join me in congratulating our new Board members! I look forward to working with all of them.

If you have time over the holidays, please take a look at the ISSA International guidelines for Senior Member, Fellow, and Distinguished Fellow status ( If you think you might be eligible, start your application package now. ISSA International is changing the application deadline to March 23rd, a lot earlier than it’s been in previous years. If you have any questions about eligibility requirements, or how to apply, please contact me or any Board member and we’ll be happy to help in any way we can.

Thank you all for your continued support of our Chapter. Please let me know if you have any ideas/suggestions on how we can make our Chapter even better.

I wish everyone a joyous holiday season and a wonderful New Year!

Colleen Murphy
President, Colorado Springs ISSA