President’s Message

HFMA Community –

In some ways it seems 2020 has been the longest year ever and in other ways it seems to have sailed by faster than any before.  We have our first virtual conference behind us and are quickly approaching our Winter Conference in the coming weeks. If you are able to join us, this is a great way to either get connected or stay connected with all the great people that make up our chapter.  Our entire Board of Directors wants nothing more than to get back to in person conferences, hopefully we are able to do that in the spring, and it is something we will continue to assess as we get into the first quarter of 2021.

We finished our business partner campaign for this year lower than the previous year, yet higher than our budgeted expectations given the current economic climate. We have so much to be thankful for when it comes to our relationships and friendships with our business partners.  This chapter could not put on our conferences and networking events without their support. I cannot say thank you enough for the continued support from our partners through this tumultuous year.

Also, it is important to note that as a chapter we are continuously looking for new faces to get involved and help advance the mission of the chapter. I can speak from experience and on behalf of the other volunteers we have when I say that the experience of volunteering with WV HFMA is more rewarding personally that it is a commitment of time.  Don’t get me wrong, there are occasions where volunteering can be time consuming; but the experiences, relationships, travel, personal, and even career growth you will experience from volunteering seems like a payback of 10-1.  I would not hesitate to say that without the relationships I have made through HFMA, my career would not have gone in the direction it did.  So if you aren’t currently involved in our chapter, reach out to me or another member of our board. I feel certain you will look back on it thankful that you did so.

 I hope to see everyone in a few weeks at the virtual Winter Conference!

Kyle Pierson
President – WV Chapter