Texas Division of the International Association for Identification
I cannot express the true honor and the great privilege it is to be your current TDIAI President. I am excited and can't wait to see what this year brings for us in the Texas Division of the IAI and in forensics as a whole. We must strive to grow not only in our organization but in each and every one of our agency's units as well.
I would like to thank many of the longtime members and Past Presidents for all of the fellowship, and at times dynamic guidance, which lead me to this point and I would like to see more of our members to continue this process. I know and have met a great number of y'all and I hope that every one of you at one time or another have the great experience to meet, network and possibly develop friendships with other members from across our vast state and beyond our state.
The Texas Division of the IAI, I feel, is one of the greatest divisions. Every year we strive to grow and encompass some great knowledge from and for our members at our Educational Conference. I believe Texas, due to its diverse regions, has a vast amount of forensic knowledge and experience that can and should be presented at our Educational Conference for our members. I hope that each of you can go back to your agency with a newfound source of information to pass on.
Austin was a great conference; we had the pleasure of meeting some future colleagues from "across the pond" and it didn't stop there. They also took the time to tour some of our Texas agencies and labs before they returned home.
Again, I would like to express how honored I am for this opportunity and I hope to see everyone at Corpus Christi.