On behalf of AIChE’s Board of Directors, I wish you and your family a safe and happy new year. I am looking forward to serving you as President, and will work diligently to lead the Institute’s efforts to provide programs and services that help you advance as a chemical engineer.
Last year was an excellent year for AIChE. The latest forecast for our year-end finances indicates profitable operating performance based on record revenues. The Institute enjoyed best-ever attendance at the San Francisco Annual Meeting; above-budget performance for its Industry Technology Groups (the Center for Chemical Process Safety, the Society for Biological Engineering, the Institute for Sustainability, among them); and record education services earnings. Investment returns on our permanent fund and pension fund are predicted to be strong.