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NAIDnews From the Editor: When I Think of Autumn

Kelly Martínez, NAID Director of Marketing & Communications

When I think of autumn, my mind’s eye sees burnt orange leaves the color of the sunset swirling down in their own trajectory and gracefully landing among a sea of brothers across a lawn strewn full. I can hear the crunch they make when piled high and leapt into and smell their earthy decay when shuffled about. Fall to me is one of life’s loveliest paradoxes. It is a season of letting go and finding the greatest joy in it.

We have bid ado to summer’s heat – and while we will miss swimming, by this time it is a fond fair well! And we say hello to pumpkin spiced everything, hot apple ciders, and getting back into the swing of the school year. The trees may lose their leaves, but the air brims with excitement.

This same energy is felt in full here at the NAID home office. Committee and Board calls are filled with an eagerness to continue to do everything possible to lead NAID and its members forward in the secure data destruction industry. And the fall travel schedule reflects it as well – with workshops in Canada, three Shred Schools, and multiple speaking engagements before business decision makers.

My hope is that this issue of the NAIDnews fuels your energy diving into fall. Learn how to ride the wave of regulations that is already upon us by heeding the insights of NAID CEO Bob Johnson (page 28). Take the advice of a service provider veteran who sets the record straight on NAID AAA Certification (page 36). Discover what Shred School is really all about when I share my first-hand insights on page 12. And finally, sneak peek at the NAID 2019 host city of Denver, CO on page 42. You’ll be ready to hit the slopes! So be sure to register when it opens on October 1st.

Enjoy this issue and all the delights of autumn.