President’s Message

Let me begin with the most common of southern greetings,

Hey Y’all!

There has been a lot of momentum circulating in the Southern Chapter since we met at our regional meeting in Las Vegas during ROOTS 2022 Symposium. Our new board has been sworn-in and is ready for an exciting year! Southern is so fortunate to have great leadership at the helm and are enthusiastic about the future! Congratulations to our new PFDE’s who were invited to join the AIFD family as well as our new CFD’s! We are so proud of you accomplishments!

Southern has many plans for this coming year including student/member competitions and we are happy to announce we are meeting in Birmingham, Alabama in February for a weekend of students and members coming together for a southern experience entitled “Gather”. More details on this educational and fun-filled weekend coming soon!!

We hope you will make plans to join us there!

We welcome our members to share with us their ideas and thoughts on how we can be of greater service to our Southern chapter and our AIFD family!

Looking forward to seeing y’all soon!

Jody McLeod AIFD

President Southern Chapter 2022-2023



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