By Edward J. Cronin, Jr.
It is with mixed emotions that I write to announce that I will retire at the end of this year at which time I will have completed my 14th year as Chief Executive Officer of AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management. It has been richly rewarding to be a part of the remarkable AHRA community, and an honor and a privilege to lead this association over so many years.
Working together with all of the great leaders who have served on our Board of Directors, our talented and committed professional staff and, most especially, our wonderful volunteers and members has been the highlight of my career both professionally and personally. I certainly am a lucky man to consider so many of you as friends.
I have been working with the board for some time on this and greatly appreciate their understanding and support. We are making this announcement at this time so that they can begin the process of identifying and hiring my successor. Of course, I am completely committed to working diligently to ensure that a smooth transition of leadership will be possible.
My wife Carolyn and I have recently purchased a mountain home in the beautiful Asheville, NC area, and we look forward to spending more time together and entertaining our 8 beautiful grandchildren. Leaving AHRA will be difficult, but we are excited about the possibilities the future holds for us.
In closing, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the faith you have shown in allowing me the privilege to serve as your CEO. I am sure the next 9 months will go by very quickly, but I hope to be able to connect with as many of you as possible during that time. Our slogan, “We Are All In This Together,” has always been very personal for me, and I know you will continue that wonderful culture that makes AHRA such an exceptional organization.
With much affection,
p.s. See you in Orlando for AHRA 2018!