We were once again blessed with great weather in the beautiful setting of the La Quinta Resort for the 82nd Annual STALA Conference.   We hope that all of you took advantage of the weekend to network, enjoy the surroundings, and maybe even relax a little!  Charlie Gasparino was excellent Saturday night, providing his unique insight to Wall Street and the world of politics and business, and his candid Q/A session was both informative and funny!

Although the conference itself is over, STALA marches on!  We are planning our next Speaker Series for the first week of June (look for an announcement); in addition we are planning dates for STALA social events for the spring and summer 2017 season.  Also, please complete your surveys from this year’s conference so we can begin to plan next year’s annual conference.  Let’s keep the momentum going!

I would like to thank the STALA Board of Directors for all their efforts in ensuring another successful conference.  And a special THANK YOU to Tamra Pauly and Madeleine Lebedow for all time and patience (with me!)

Last, but certainly not least, I would like to send my appreciation and sincere thanks to all of our sponsors and attendees for STALA’s 82nd Annual conference. We could not do this without your continued support.


John Calicchio

President – STALA