President's Message


Welcome Houston Chapter Members!
I am delighted to serve as the President of the Houston Chapter for the upcoming year. Our Board of Directors is committed to doing their best in providing you with informative and thought-provoking technical meetings, quality continuing professional education, and a positive environment to network with other members and guests.

The focus of our chapter for the current year is going to be about how we can better align the educational and networking opportunities we provide, with the needs of our membership. Those of you who have attended one of our events over the last few years might have noticed that the turnout is usually relatively moderate, i.e. around 20 people. We believe we can increase the participation in our meetings and thus enhance the value for our membership if we gain a better understanding of what you expect from the technical meetings. With that being said, we sent out a short survey last week and are eager to hear your thoughts and feedback.

Since it will take us a while to evaluate your feedback, we decided to proactively make a few changes on a per-trial basis that we think will lead to a positive response:

  • We will move the meeting location from Downtown to the Galleria area for one event in the Spring
  • We will stream one of our meetings online
  • We will be offering a breakfast meeting in addition to our routine dinner meetings

Feel free, to reach out to me or to other Board members any time with questions, concerns or ideas. It is our job, to serve you to our best ability.Let us have a great and successful year!

Jan Werner, CMA, CSCA, CPA

Houston Chapter President 2018 – 2019