The end of 2011 also brings with it the end of the career of Gloria Yopp as the Certification Manager of the GNEMSDC and CMSDC before that.
Gloria is retiring at the end of this week after serving almost 11 years. Gloria was part of the team of Delores Holley that came over to the CMSDC after retiring from Northeast Utilities. The Council was from my perspective, a perfect second career for Mrs. Yopp. In addition to handling the certification process with excellence that was recognized by the entire NMSDC network, Ms. Yopp also had the nearly impossible job of managing my calendar. The last 11 years have been an absolute joy working with Gloria. On behalf of the GNEMSDC board of directors, the regional network of Certification Managers, and all of our certified MBEs, I say thank you and enjoy your retirement.