President’s Message

Dear Sponsors, Members, and Candidates

As of October 1, 2019, I have the distinct pleasure of serving as President of the Arizona Chapter of SIOR.

The AZ Chapter President’s term is for two years and I must express my thanks to Rob Martensen for his leadership throughout the last term.

It was a pleasure serving as your Vice President and I look forward to the next two years.

The new VP is Mike Garlick and we, along with the entire Board of Directors, look forward to a new year and a new decade.

Allen Lowe is our Treasurer, Pat Feeney and Josh Wyss take care of our Sponsorships, Mike Ciosek is in charge of Admissions, Matt McDougall and Evan Koplan coordinate our events and Virginia Butler is our outstanding Chapter Administrator and our MVP.

Together, we will continue to provide several excellent events and speakers throughout this year, including SIOR National Service Day in March, and of course, our Holiday Party in December.

The Spring Conference in 2020, now rebranded as TransACT 360, will be held in Indian Wells, California and the Fall Conference, rebranded as CREate 360, is in Boston, MA. The Arizona Chapter is always well represented at the Conferences.

Thank you to our local Chapter and National Sponsors. Each of us truly values your friendship and support.

Let’s have a great New Year!


John G. Soldo, SIOR
President, SIOR Arizona, Inc.