Year in Review | 2021 – 2022
From Past-President Carmen Perea
Now that 2022 is coming to a close, I want to reflect on our 2021-2022 Fiscal year.
These last couple of years have been challenging for all, and our industry was not immune to Covid. We’ve all seen the impact on our industry and I’m happy to see our resiliency shine!
During this time, we at SAHU, myself and board Members continued with the work needed to keep our Association going. We morphed in many ways, as other industries did, we went online with Zoom meetings and avoided in person events.
Although the zoom meetings have become a staple of the business world, thankfully this year was a return to form. The Crab Feed and the Business Expo, our biggest yearly events, returned to being in-person at the Citrus Height Community Center and were each wonderfully successful.
Another great accomplishment, which I give kudos to Helen Ornellas, Executive Director for the fiscal year and to Rosamaria Marrujo, TAIA President/Owner and current SAHU President. They worked diligently in streamlining by automating many of the internal processes, which have made running SAHU much easier. Having the technology and updated website, has made it easier for our audience to engage with SAHU.
Our leadership approach has been to move forward with utilizing technology to our advantage and advancing our reach to our Broker community. If you’re a member and have attended our meetings/events, you know the value our Association provides. Share this with other Brokers! We want to continue to grow, and with all the changes and Rosamaria’s leadership, I’m sure we will.
With that being said, perhaps you’ll consider joining the Board and giving back to your industry. We are actively seeking a President for the next year. If so, reach out to Rosamaria (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you for allowing me to lead SAHU as this was a wonderful opportunity for me to meet more valuable brokers, carrier reps, vendors, etc. and learn so much from our great speakers during the year.
– Carmen, SAHU President 2021-22