I have recently returned from the CLEAR Mid-Year Business Meetings in Charleston, South Carolina, and I was thrilled by the dedication and enthusiasm shown by our volunteers and the committee leadership. It was a very productive few days, and I am extremely grateful for all of the hard work of the almost 70 individuals who were able to attend. I always come back from CLEAR events – conferences and business meetings alike – reinvigorated and full of energy regarding my role as a professional regulator and the critical work we do in serving and protecting the public interest. There’s nothing like kicking off the New Year with a shot of regulatory adrenaline! I am particularly enthused about the program for the 2012 Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco. It’s shaping up to be a “don’t miss” event.