AABANY’s new fiscal year began on April 1, and a little more than two weeks into FY 2018, our current Vice Presidents of Programs and Operations, Jeff Ikejiri and Charles Chen, led a Committee Chairs Kick-off Meeting and Reception on April 17 at Dechert’s New York office. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together both new and returning co-chairs of AABANY’s numerous committees to talk about ideas and projects for the coming year. Jeff and Charles challenged this year’s Committee Chairs to collaborate and come up with several ideas that they can partner up on within the vast AABANY committee structure. After giving a brief presentation, Charles and Jeff set the Committee Chairs loose to get up out of their seats, to mix, mingle and brainstorm about programs and activities that the committees can work on to make FY 2018 another vigorous and robust year of CLEs, networking events and other projects for our more than 1000 active members. The room was buzzing with lively conversation and unbridled enthusiasm.

Thanks to Dechert for hosting the meeting and providing delicious food and refreshments. Thanks to all the Committee Chairs for volunteering their time and talents to serve as AABANY leaders during FY 2018.

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