A note from the President of USMA

Don Heitmeier - USMA President

Don Heitmeier


After a wonderful conference in Nashville I must extend a sincere thanks to each of you. I witnessed a special willingness to meet new people and build new and stronger working relationships. There was an atmosphere of openness where everyone was sharing their knowledge, concerns and best practices. The educational content was well-rounded as practitioners provided new tools and tips to take back to the office for immediate results.

In the survey comments there were a number of people who talked about the relative non-commercialization of the event. USMA is an independent organization founded on the desire to provide a forum for sharing the information that will help better our profession. Sponsorships are restricted to social activities and do not impact the program. I see other conferences where companies pay to be a presenter - that doesn't happen at USMA and it shows in the trust that you placed in the conference.

Be sure to take advantage of the presentations from the conference as a resource. Click here to download the presentations with valuable information from the various sessions at the conference.

It was a great conference and I must thank each of you for participating and being a part of that success. Send us your feedback, each year we refine the program based on what you tell us. We value your suggestions and feedback!

As you go back to your office I hope you will use your new network of peers and the knowledge to realize greater success each day.

Please make plans now to join us next year in Savannah, Georgia, May 18-20, 2015.

Don Heitmeier, USMA President 2014

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