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Managing Director, Education and Technical Initiatives, American Industrial Hygiene Association
“With the pace of disruption in business and society, leaders and guiding documents must be flexible and fluid. McKinley and the AIA Strategic Planning Committee did a great job in keeping our strategic plan simple and flexible. This has ensured more aligned and collaborative work, fostered staff and leader engagement, and provided the framework for transformation within the organization, the profession and even society.”
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