message

from the president & CEO

message

from the

president & CEO

What scares you? For many people, it is the mere thought of change – an unanticipated disruption in one’s life that forces them to make uncomfortable adjustments to their routine. When it happens to someone else, we often say it is a refreshing reboot. But when it is personal, that same detour takes on a whole new meaning.

Recent months have been more than a headwind that impacted our personal and professional road map. The combined tsunami of a health pandemic and a social awakening has prompted – and in some cases forced – us to change direction in a sudden and discernable manner. That ability to reflect, pivot, and adapt has provided an inspiring opportunity to face our fear of change.

While the horrific and ongoing impact of COVID-19 has taken its toll on our population and economy, it has also been an opportunity to evaluate our preparedness. While nothing can replace a hallway get together or impromptu lunch, CAHEC has risen to the occasion in a relatively seamless and collaborative manner, which in my view is a testament to years of crisis management planning and a dedicated core of internal and external customers.

Similarly, the indefensible death of George Floyd and others has highlighted the injustice and inequality that resides in our country. While this brutality is never understood, the peaceful and impactful protests that have followed allows one to believe our culture is ready for change. Corporately, it has been an opportunity for CAHEC to affirm its Principles & Values. While we are an inclusive group that embraces the richness of diverse races, creeds, colors, and orientations; the events of the past Spring are a reminder that there is always room – in any organization – for ongoing education and personal growth.

True leadership is more than growing a business and managing a budget. It is having the fortitude to lead outside one’s comfort zone, during times of change, for the benefit of those being served. As you review this report, I hope you appreciate how CAHEC has evolved the past year and is planning for a more diverse and sustainable future.

 

Sincerely,

Dana S. Boole
President & CEO

What scares you? For many people, it is the mere thought of change – an unanticipated disruption in one’s life that forces them to make uncomfortable adjustments to their routine. When it happens to someone else, we often say it is a refreshing reboot. But when it is personal, that same detour takes on a whole new meaning.

Recent months have been more than a headwind that impacted our personal and professional road map. The combined tsunami of a health pandemic and a social awakening has prompted – and in some cases forced – us to change direction in a sudden and discernable manner. That ability to reflect, pivot, and adapt has provided an inspiring opportunity to face our fear of change.

While the horrific and ongoing impact of COVID-19 has taken its toll on our population and economy, it has also been an opportunity to evaluate our preparedness. While nothing can replace a hallway get together or impromptu lunch, CAHEC has risen to the occasion in a relatively seamless and collaborative manner, which in my view is a testament to years of crisis management planning and a dedicated core of internal and external customers.

Similarly, the indefensible death of George Floyd and others has highlighted the injustice and inequality that resides in our country. While this brutality is never understood, the peaceful and impactful protests that have followed allows one to believe our culture is ready for change. Corporately, it has been an opportunity for CAHEC to affirm its Principles & Values. While we are an inclusive group that embraces the richness of diverse races, creeds, colors, and orientations; the events of the past Spring are a reminder that there is always room – in any organization – for ongoing education and personal growth.

True leadership is more than growing a business and managing a budget. It is having the fortitude to lead outside one’s comfort zone, during times of change, for the benefit of those being served. As you review this report, I hope you appreciate how CAHEC has evolved the past year and is planning for a more diverse and sustainable future.

 

Sincerely,

Dana S. Boole
President & CEO