First, I am very humbled and would like to thank the membership of the Minnesota Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators for entrusting me to lead this organization. I truly look forward to working with our board of directors to serve our membership.
Second, I would like to recognize outgoing President, Jim Iammatteo, for his hard work and dedication to this association. Those that have come before us, have put in their blood, sweat, and tears to pave the way for our association.
After the election at the 2019 annual conference, here is an updated list of the board of directors:
1st VP: Cameron Novak
2nd VP: Mark Armstrong
Secretary: Nicole Goecke
Treasurer – Joe Berg
Director 1 – Justin Pape
Director 2 - Nicole Hajny
Director 3 – Brian Whitemore
Director (president appointee) TBD
As with anyone that gets into a new position, I am in the process of getting membership input, reviewing the way our association runs, and looking for better ways to do our business. I am open and very much welcome input. if anyone has any good ideas on how we can better serve our members, please send me an email.
As fire investigators, we work in a small community. I hope all of you see the benefits of belonging to our chapter. Not only to receive quality training, but as a means to network with other investigators, and talk about current trends in our field. One goal as investigators should be to stay educated and current on all topics of fire investigation. I believe we at the Minnesota Chapter are able to accomplish this on a regular basis. I encourage you to invite other investigators of the fire investigation community to consider becoming members our organization.
Casey D. Stotts