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Chair’s Corner

2020 Chair – Brian R. Barkes

Brian's theme for 2020 is Making Connections & Building Relationships.

His primary goals are as follows:

- Continued Growth of our Education Programs – With our new Elastomer Training Center smart classroom in full operation, we will continue to offer world-class rubber education with a global reach. Also, 2020 will be a focus for growth and development of new educational platforms.

- Strategic Planning – Our 5-year strategic goals will mature this year and new goals will be established for the next development cycle.

- Management Transition – 2020 marks the first time in 19 years that Rubber Division, ACS will have new leadership at the Director level. Steering and Executive Committees are committed to helping Lakisha Barclay-Miller make a smooth transition to Executive Director. 

- Communication and Outreach – This includes support of new programs like The Rubber Zone, Young Professionals, Women of Rubber and Get Involved that will continue in 2020 along with direct interactions with key sponsors and partners.