December 1st will close a chapter in the history books of THS as longtime member and employee, Richard Sklenar officially retires. Richard was an active member long before he became Executive Director in 1993. For the last 18 years he has admirably maintained the daily operations at headquarters, safeguarding our assets through lean years and positioning THS for growth in the future.
Since June of this year Richard has organized our Community Outreach efforts and worked closely with Publications Director, Ken Bloom to produce Marquee. He has also been an invaluable asset to our new Executive Director Rick, sharing his extensive knowledge and concise observation on the history and development of THS. His presence during the leadership transition has facilitated uninterrupted service to our members and advanced our shared mission.
Today marks Richard’s last day in the office as he will be utilizing his accumulated vacation days throughout November.
As we reflect, we recognize and applaud Richard’s achievements and many years of service to THS. Likewise, we acknowledge that his many accomplishments are rewarded with a well deserved rest. We wish him well as he begins a new chapter in his life.