Back in Spring 2003 I met Alan for the first time when he and David Barrett flew out to Victoria, BC to meet with me and my then-dean to pitch the idea of offering SEEC's Masters Certificate in Project Management. They made a great tag team and we signed on. We are still running that program twice a year, as well as other SEEC courses. The highlight of my year is the annual partners retreat where folks from universities across Canada gather at SEEC to network, share best practices and hear the latest in executive education trends from Alan. He is a leader among leaders. I have taken away many good things from our lunch and dinner conversations. Alan is a genuine person who loves people and loves doing business. It is fun to watch him work – he is always coming up with new ideas, new connections, new ways to look at things. My fondest wish, Alan, is that you enjoy your retirement and now have time to indulge yourself, as time was at a premium in your role as Executive Director. You have built something special at SEEC and leave a great legacy behind. You will be missed.