On February 18th, we celebrated Presidents’ Day and honored all those who have served in our country’s highest leadership role. I took a moment to read some of our past presidents’ most famous quotes. My favorites included:
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." – John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States
"Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it." - Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States
The overarching theme of inspiring, growing, bettering yourself is not lost on me. No matter the decade we are consistently seeking growth opportunities and ways to better ourselves and our personal and business communities. As past LMASE president Nikki Sherrill shared with me, “LMA has taught me that my network is wide and so very talented. My LMA colleagues never cease to amaze me with their accomplishments and how they all come together as a team to lift each other up.” Kathryn Whitaker, who served on the LMA International board and as an LMASE president, added “listening to my LMA peers, I have learned to prioritize my day’s activities based on the importance of the task rather than the urgency of the requester. It sounds like a small choice, but it has ripple effects, including making me a more impactful marketer and increasing my value to the firm.”
What better way to grow and improve than to fully engage in LMASE this year? Our monthly programs, mentor match program (coming soon!) and network provide numerous growth and betterment opportunities. Take advantage of them and remember…
"Every expert was once a beginner." - Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States
To growth,
Caroline Yarborough 
2019 LMASE Secretary