Dear Global Movers and Shakers,

November is a time to reflect and give thanks for all we have.  I am especially grateful for all those who have contributed so much during my two-year term as your President.   Thank you members, generous sponsors and volunteers!

Warm wishes from our families to yours for a Happy Thanksgiving.


Outgoing Board Members:

Our deepest gratitude to our board members whose term are ending this year.  Thank you for your service/Terms ending:

Chad Beyer, Secretary; Membership Outreach & Diversity
Amy Rausch, Treasurer
Valli Murphy, Local Groups
Sue Shinomiya, Conference Oversight

Ethics Committee:

Launched in 2013, the Living Code of Ethical Behavior is one of SIETAR USA's most important initiatives. We would like to thank this year's Ethics Committee for their service to SIETAR USA:  Chair, Anne Ehringhaus and committee members Michael Tucker, Alan Richter, Maria Thacker, Lori Eccer-Tucker, Virginia Cutchin and Luba Shvayko who have supported our vision to make the Living Code more visible and engaging to our members.

Communications Committee:

Many Thanks to Brett Parry, Mid Ganes, Rashmi and Rob Pusch for being the behind the scene engine of our communication, social media, marketing activities.     


SIETAR USA members are connected to seasoned interculturalists by another barely noticed, yet important individual, our Mentoring Program Chair - Karen Lokkesmoe. Thanks, Karen, for stepping into this important role.  Karen can be contacted at

Website Redesign:

SIETAR USA has received a well needed face lift thanks to the hard work of the website make-over project team: SIETAR USA board members Amy Rausch, Rob Pusch and Brett Parry, powered by the Webbright Services team.


We welcome Alisa Poehler back to the board of directors in a new role of conference oversight director recently appointed by the president.  Alisa comes back to SIETAR USA with experience as Secretary on the Board of Directors, Conference chair and Volunteeer Chair.                                                                                                                                                                                                

I would also like to thank all those individuals who provided service to the organization who are not mentioned here. Thank you, as well, to our members for your support!

Patricia M Coleman
SIETAR USA President

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