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President's Letter
March 2, 2024

Greetings IAMI Family,

I am honored to have been elected as the new president of the IAMI. I would like to thank the board and all our members for their confidence in me.  I am humbled by your trust and excited to embark on this journey together and to make this organization even stronger in the coming year.

A special thank you must go to my wife, Jessica, whose unwavering support has been my rock throughout this journey. Your love, understanding, and encouragement have allowed me to dedicate myself to IAMI without reservation. Thank you for being my partner in life and in service to this organization.

I would also be remiss not to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of several individuals who have been instrumental in my path to this leadership role, Chris McDonald, Rusty Russell, Kerry McCook, Nathan Allen, Tony Spires, and Julio Valcarcel – your mentorship, guidance, and friendship have been cornerstones of my development in this field. Thank you for believing in me and pushing me to reach my full potential.

Now, as we stand at this pivotal moment, let me be clear: the future of IAMI is bright. However, it is not without its challenges. We must adapt, innovate, and remain at the forefront of our ever-evolving industry. Therefore, I stand before you today not only as your President, but as a fellow member with a vision for the future.

My vision starts with three key initiatives: a brand-new website and a dedicated IAMI app. These digital tools will not only modernize our online presence but also serve as essential resources for our members, providing instant access to information, fostering deeper connections, and streamlining communication.

Membership- I am committed to significantly improving our membership program. By enhancing the value proposition, offering additional webinars, and providing continuous professional development opportunities, we will attract and retain a wider range of talented individuals, propelling IAMI to even greater heights.

CMI/CMFI-We will continue to update, improve, and market our Certifications.  I would like to see our number of certified persons increase substantially over the next several years and that starts with more marketing and getting the message out while strengthening the program from within.

This journey will not be easy, but I have unwavering faith in the resilience, collective spirit, and expertise of our members. Together, we can achieve greatness. Let us leverage our unique skills, share our knowledge, and collaborate to build a stronger, more vibrant IAMI that serves as the preeminent international platform for marine investigations.

Thank you once again for your trust and support. Now, let's roll up our sleeves and get to work! Together, we will write a new chapter in the proud history of IAMI.


Nathan McGanty
IAMI President


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