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S I T E S E L E C T I O N J U LY 2 015 31 T he numbers are in, and IAMC leadership applauds the organization for achieving another milestone — Palm Desert was the frst Forum to receive a 9/10 overall rating from the attendees. Combined with more than 100 active members for the frst time, we truly can say that IAMC rocks. The next time we gather will be in Cleveland, the city that rocks! Disruptive Innovation, the theme in Palm Desert, is a hot phrase in the business world. But what is it? Quite simply, it means staying relevant to your customer as the world economy and population undergo a signifcant paradigm shift due to changes in technology, communication, demographics and big data analytics. Mass customization, a new oxymoron, is the wave of the future. IAMC leadership cannot become complacent — we must work harder. During our July strategy meetings we will ask ourselves, "Will IAMC be the disruptor or the disrupted?" The message this year has been consistent — we must challenge ourselves while remaining true to our core principles. Here are some of the key learnings from the fantastic programming at Palm Desert and how we must apply them to IAMC: • Beware the undertow of the status quo. While we fght to protect the past we must focus on the future. IAMC has a strong culture of tradition, but there is resistance to change — similar to many organizations. This is the most signifcant hurdle for IAMC to overcome in order to be a disruptor. • Geography matters. (I love this one because I am a geographer.) Locations, national or global, have distinct geographic and economic competitive strengths. Businesses recognize this and compete in a global economy. IAMC has a value proposition that resonates with industrial real estate executives around the world. We must provide the membership and connections that allow members to succeed in this environment. • We need both Dreamers and Doers to succeed. A hallmark of the IAMC culture is the signifcant engagement of its members. The new College of Fellows Leadership Council is forming to address the most important topic to IAMC — identifying and developing the leaders to drive the success of IAMC. We must fnd the balance of people that think and people that do to create and achieve our goals. • We must keep plussing our show. If you don't engage your audience and provide new stimulus you will lose them. Once lost, it takes years to get them back. IAMC is creating new ways to connect and learn, but let's explore IAMC Rocks! WE will be the disruptors. 2014-2015 IAMC BOARD OF DIRECTORS insider July 2015 Chair Kevin Dollhopf Hanesbrands Inc. Vice Chair Samantha Turner Weyerhaeuser Company Treasurer Russell Burton PepsiCo Secretary Mark Eichkorn Penske Past Chair Roger Nesti Kellogg Co. Gig Codiga Genentech, Inc. Ron Grossmann Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. Ken Hagaman Anixter Inc. Laura Harvey Rexel Holdings USA Corp. Jennifer Lantz Wilson Economic Dev. Council Stephen Kozarits Transwestern Paul Lucy North Dakota Dept. of Commerce Marc Morisseau Dal-Tile Corp./Mohawk Industries Mike Wolff Project Solutions Group Steven Zeller Donaldson Company, Inc. Mark Your Calendar … TeamCalifornia Host Committee Sponsor and Riverside County 4th District Supervisor John Benoit presents IAMC Chair Kevin Dollhopf with a brand new Fender guitar at the closing session of the Palm Desert Professional Forum.

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