b'Continued from page 4: Letter from the presidentkeepsPVAby-lawsandothergovernance documents up to date and ably serves a PVAs trustedgeneralcounsel.Heisagenuinely good guy who works for the greater good of the association. Leslie Kagarise, PVAs director of finance, is patience personified. Leslie wears many hats in PVA and cares deeply about serving the members. She goes the extra mile to ensure that each member gets her very best. Lee Hill, PVAs controller, is consistently op-timistic and in control of the associations fi-nancial picture. He has a steady hand in both good and bad economies. Lee goes above and beyond for PVA in all of his work. Sarah Ferretti, FOGHORN managing editor, keeps our magazine and editorial contribu-tors on course and at speed. Sarah delivers an exceptional FOGHORN product with excel-lent editorial content. It is clear that her heart is in her work.KatieHill,ournewPVAdirectorofmar-ketingandcommunications,hasjumped right in and taken charge. Katie is totally on board; very willing to help; and is kind, smart, and dedicated.Thanks also go to Alan Bernstein and Ta- FEB. 2-5maraCallabrofortheirtirelesseffortsthatLONG BEACHmake PVAs meeting and events so organizedCALIFORNIAand successful.HYATT REGENCY LONG BEACHMy most heartfelt thanks go to PVAs BoardLONG BEACH CONVENTION AND ENTERTAINMENT CENTERof Directors, the associate council, our region chairs, and our committees for their leader-ship and support. Thank you to my lovely wife, partner, andGather with leadersfirstmate,Pia,whoweathersthestormsand steadies the ship. Thanks also go to myof the passenger vessel industry and key governmentcompany,thefriends,andthecrew,whoofficials and representatives who are so important your business.allowed me the opportunity to have this in- A variety of sessions, workshops, and roundtables will offer credible experience. cutting-edge information and ideas specifically targeted to your business and operational needs. Finally,thanksmustgototheentirePVA membership for your ongoing support. Your participation makes us strong.REGISTER TODAY VIEW PROGRAMAt Your Service, Bob BijurPVA President, 202229 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2023'