Letter from the Interim Executive Director

Hello to all Podiatrists in Illinois!

By now I expect that most of you are aware of an administration adjustment at the IPMA office.

Tom Joseph’s contract as IPMA Executive Director with our Association was not renewed.  As the Chair of the Audit Committee per IPMA’s bylaws, I assumed the position as Interim Executive Director. I want all to know that the transition was seamless and without disruption of daily business. A Search Committee Chaired by John Wray, DPM is in place for a successor.

For those of you who do not know me, I am a practicing podiatrist in Frankfort, IL and a past President of our Association. I have served on the APMA Board of Trustees filling an unexpired member’s term and I am currently a Delegate to the APMA’s House of Delegates.  

On a business note, I am pleased to report that the OPEIU is offering health insurance plans for your consideration. The rates are quite attractive, and I would encourage all to consider this option for you and your family. Closing date is August 30, 2019. Please call 312-427-5810 for information or visit the IPMA’s Web Site at IPMA.net. Log in and click “member only” tab.

I look forward to visiting with as many of you as possible at our upcoming Annual Meeting, October 24th – 26th at the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg. It is promising to be a premier meeting.  We have over 200 pre-registrants to date who are looking forward to a productive and insightful weekend. 


Bruce Smit, DPM
Interim Executive Director


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