On behalf of the IRISS Forum, we’d like to thank Donald Palmer for his 10 years of volunteer service with the IRISS-Forum. Don was part of the first IRISS meeting back in 2008 when a small group was planning the future of IRISS. He was nominated to the Steering Committee (SC) Chair position back in 2015, and remained chair until recently when he took on a new position professionally. As a result, he made the difficult decision to step down as the IRISS SC Chair. We will miss his critical and realistic views that helped us grow over the years. The entire IRISS Forum Leadership would like to sincerely thank him for the dedication, time, and effort he provided as IRISS Forum SC Chair, and we wish him continued success in his career.
Moving forward, the IRISS Steering Committee unanimously nominated Kelly Hnat as the new Steering Committee Chair, and to our pleasure, Kelly has accepted the nomination. Kelly had recently accepted the position of IRISS Forum Vice President where she has already proven to be a true and passionate asset, already working on several IRISS-Forum activities and tasks. We’d like to welcome Kelly and thank her for taking on the additional position of IRISS-Forum Steering Committee Chair.