Greetings! It is so great to be connecting with you all again. I would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year. I anticipate 2024 will be another productive year of positive changes, growth, and continued success.
I am very enthusiastic and eager to serve as your new 2024 IBOAI Board Chairman. I am truly honored. Following in the footsteps of my friend and colleague, Joe Markiewicz, who as we all know, is an incredible leader, is a tantamount responsibility that I was humbled to accept.
January 2024 started off with great exhilaration as Amway kicked off their Enhanced Amway Promise, introducing Complimentary Registration. I am personally enthusiastic about the potential for all the new IBOs in North America.
In addition, Amway promoted some of their staff to new leadership positions within the company whom I would like to mention.
Congratulations to Ruben Familia for his promotion to Managing Director of Latin America. As much as we will miss him, we know Ruben’s accomplishments will continue to be as exemplary as they were in North America. A warm thanks and best wishes as Ruben moves forward in his new position.
We also would like to offer a warm welcome to Scott Scheidmantel in his new position as Vice President of Sales North America. Scott has always been an exceptionally astute and accomplished business associate with whom my colleagues and I are looking forward to working with.
I would be remiss if I did not give a robust “shoutout” to the IBOAI staff for their exceptional work on IBOFACTS.com. Their desire to reach out and highlight our incredible IBO communities and their desire to give back is truly incredible. “Helping people live better lives” has always been a battle cry for the Amway business as well as numerous IBOs within the Field. Thank you IBOAI staff for helping to bring this to the light through IBOFACTS.com.
Lastly, we would like to welcome our newly elected Board member, Candice Winston, and returning elected Board members Howie Danzik, Shivaram Kumar, Joe Markiewicz and Steve Victor.
I envision 2024 will be another great year of change, growth and sometimes even challenges to keep us busy. As a fellow IBO, for the past 30 years, it is an honor and a privilege to represent each and every one of you. The IBOAI advocates for you. We are always available for you. The IBOAI is what helps to make us one of the best direct sales businesses in the world because we represent the enhancement of all IBOs North America.
I wish you all the very best. I look forward to seeing and hearing from you throughout the year.