On Sunday morning, November 28, Chris Wehking, ASA's Business Events Strategy Executive, passed away following a long battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving wife and daughters. You've read about Chris in the ASA President's Monday Morning Outreach messages and in press releases. But in this column, I wanted to share some personal reflections.

I met Chris almost 20 years ago when he came to work for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) as Director of Meetings and Exhibits. He impressed ASPS, and later ASA, with his professionalism and humility. He was focused on interpersonal relationships, customer service, continuous improvement, and creating the best possible experiences.

Chris joined ASA in 2010 and rapidly transformed our planning and events team to be among the best in medicine. For those of you who attend ASA meetings, you have a sense of their quality. Everything matters, from the selection of venue, ease...

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