ABC Keystone President Message 12.27.22

By: G. David Sload, President-CEO, ABC Keystone

It’s hard to believe that another year has passed, and we are already embarking on a new year. Every new year brings changes, challenges, and opportunities. The way we as a Chapter and our members respond to these issues has made ABC Keystone a high-performing and well-respected chapter.

Let’s start by looking at the changes. At the start of every year we welcome a new Board Chair. This year, it was my privilege to welcome and introduce Keith Eldredge, CPA, a partner with the firm of RKL. Keith has been actively involved at ABC Keystone for well over twenty years. We had the honor of celebrating Keith and the incoming Board of Directors at our annual Inaugural Gala and Annual Meeting presented by RKL on Friday, January 7.

The next traditional annual change is the start of all our new year committee work. Every year over 250 members volunteer to serve on committees. This is the lifeblood of our organization, and this group of volunteers will help implement our new three-year strategic plan. Thank you to all that attended our All Committee Kick-off on January 12, 2022!

What challenges will 2022 bring? It goes without saying that we will continue to navigate the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19. Whether it’s your Keystone Chapter providing updates or the entire association fighting government mandates, we are here to keep you up to date. We also have an extremely important mid-term election year. We need to keep Josh Shipiro out of the governor’s office. We need to retain the Senate seat being vacated by Pat Toomey, and we need to regain control of both the Senate and the House. Only through these wins will we keep bad legislation like the PRO Act out of your businesses. We will provide timely, important information as the year moves forward.

What opportunities lie ahead of us? ABC Keystone will continue a strong focus on workforce development. That includes working on bringing new blood into our industry as well as upscaling and providing educational opportunities for existing employees. A new initiative on the under-employed and those re-entering the workforce will be a focus of Chapter energy. New educational opportunities will be offered to help you, the members, keep your workforce sharp and up to date. If there is something your employees need, and you don’t see it in our courses, please reach out to us.

2021 was a very good year for the Chapter, the Board, and our membership. Join me in making 2022 even better!

G. David Sload
G. David Sload
ABC Keystone President-CEO

Posted January 21, 2022