Written by Chris Dallas (Pacific Life)
So far, 2022 seems to be shaping up better, or at least different, than 2021 for many of us. As we start to return to the office, many of us are faced with the tradeoffs between working at home or in the office. On the plus side, it is great to see our colleagues in person and reconnect with the people who occupied a small square on our screens for the last two years. The downside is that we need to trade in our sweatpants, yoga pants and shorts for more work-appropriate attire. I figure we cannot retain all of the benefits of working from home, but I for one appreciate the flexibility afforded by a hybrid schedule. I hope that all of you are finding some balance as we try to resume a more business as usual approach in our work locations.
It was great to see many of you in Chicago at the Spring Investment Forum, and we are all so appreciative of the great job that Noelle Sproul and Charles Callaway (Chapman) put in (alongside, of course, CJ Marchain, who as always played a key role in making sure that everything runs smoothly) to organize a hybrid conference that was full of thought-provoking topics and engaging speakers.
Although the summer is just starting to get into full swing, the Fall Annual Meeting is right around the corner, and you can be assured that Jennifer Fitzpatrick (Pacific Life) and David Simonds (Hogan Lovells) are hard at work putting together a series of panels with topics and speakers that are sure to provide meaningful enrichment to all of our members.
I look forward to seeing many of you in Boston this October, and hope that all have a fantastic summer and find some time to step away from work for a bit and recharge your batteries.