A special announcement from Ken Malcolmson
Dear NDCC members and friends,
The day that we hoped would never come has arrived. After serving the NDCC for more than half of its existence, Carol Short has announced her intention to retire. In spite of our best attempts to convince her to stay on “forever” Carol feels this is the right time for her to transition to a slower pace and pursue some other activities that will keep her engaged in the community she loves.
As we all know, Carol has been the “face and the brains” as well as the institutional memory of the NDCC for so many years. While she has carried the title of Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, we all know that her presence has been felt in every service the NDCC provides and she has positively impacted every member, speaker, venue, partner and transaction that she has touched. We will miss her positive, upbeat and practical approach to the business of the Chamber and her signature responsiveness. I am personally indebted to Carol for her role in orienting and indoctrinating me into my role during these past 9 months as well as serving as our Interim President during the first half of 2017.
Fortunately, Carol has given us plenty of lead time to prepare for her departure. Her actual retirement date will be August 1 which will give us ample time to celebrate her career at the NDCC.