At the time of this “Administrative Update,” the elections have just ended and the political dust is settling. President Obama has earned a second term, and the balance of power for the 113th Congress is largely unchanged; a Democrat majority in the Senate and a Republican majority in the House. So we start the year 2013, politically, exactly where we left it.

Regardless of the political landscape, ASA has positioned itself to control its destiny rather than be the victim of an unknown future paradigm. Our focus on “Advancing the Practice and Securing the Future” is our lighthouse in the pursuit of controlling this destiny. All of our goals and initiatives are tested by this simple strategic focus and will require a steadfast commitment on the part of ASA leadership, membership and staff.

First among these initiatives is Advocacy. Under the leadership of our interim CEO, Dr. Barbara Fossum, we...

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