GBA President Letter

Dear Friends of the Geoprofessions,

I invite you to join the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) during our time of growth. For GBA growth takes on many forms. It’s the growth of adding new, selected member-firms to our organization. It’s the growth of spreading the message of GBA deeper into our existing member firms.

It’s the growth of bringing new, stellar materials and programs to the over 100,000 geoprofessionals who call GBA their geoprofessional business association.

It’s the growth of developing leaders within our firms and within the committees and councils of GBA. Join our growth in 2016-17 and beyond. Growth happens by spreading our message.

The message that GBA is the only industry organization dedicated solely to the business and professional practice of geoprofessionals. The message that the work we do together to tackle the business issues that help us confront risk and optimize performance make us all better, individually and corporately.

The message that if your firm is a member of GBA you are a member of GBA. The strength of our association for almost 50 years has been weaving together the diverse voices of our firms’ leadership to improve our industry. This is our message.

We spread our message in many ways: here on our website through member-access to our educational resources; portals to our committees and councils; and updates on who and what we are. Explore here and learn. We spread our message at our conferences and one-on-one between trusted colleagues. Join our community and learn. And, this year we have a renewed investment in spreading our message by coming to you: our agreement with ASCE’s Geo-Institute (G-I) helps us bring business-related sessions to G-I local chapters around the US. And we’re looking for other groups to partner. Joel Carson, Executive Director is coming to you, visiting members and potential members in targeted cities around the US. If you’d like to be connected to GBA in your city, let us know and we’ll reach out.

Whether you’ve been a part of the GBA fabric for decades or are just getting to know us, I invite you to join our growth.

Laura R. Reinbold
Laura R. Reinbold, P.E.
President, 2016-17