Happy September to the Colorado Career Development Association community! I’m Kristen Tandy, the President of CCDA for 2022-2023 and I’m honored to lead this association through what has already been an interesting and challenging season in the world. However, rather than focus on the ongoing uncertainty of the landscape of our social and political context, I’d like to express my gratitude to you and the amazing work you do every day.
This association is fortunate to partner with career development leaders and practitioners who truly make tangible impacts on the lives of individuals every single day. Our members span across industries – higher education, workforce development, K-12, private practice, nonprofit and more. Your ability to connect and support your clients in their growth journey is something that should be celebrated fiercely and consistently. You matter.
My hope for this year is that this community can continue to find connection and members can celebrate one another because you all deserve it for the tireless work you do day in and day out. I’m looking forward to our events this year that are already in the works where we can come together to do just these things.
I also want to sincerely thank the outstanding group of board members we have: Claire Benton, Elise Ross, Janae Hunderman, Jessica Francis, Amy Kozlarek, Nena Davis, Sandi Rosewell, Andy Morris, Sarah Smith, Brian Hand, Rae Stout, Cassie Shearholdt, Lorie Humphrey and Megan Rankin. This board and the work we do would not exist without the time and effort of these individuals and I am endlessly grateful for their leadership.
I look forward to seeing you at our events this year!