The HTSA Board and executive director Richard Glikes have been unable to mutually agree to new contract terms. As a result, Glikes has chosen to resign his position effective September 7, 2011.
Glikes has served as executive director of HTSA for 15 years, according to Brian Hudkins and Jon Robbins, who serve on the executive committee.
“Richard has done an excellent job as executive director, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors” Hudkins said.
In June, at HTSA’s strategic planning meeting, the Board hired Mira International to facilitate plans for member growth and marketing strategy, which includes the recruitment of new membership relations manager and marketing strategist. The board has elected to extend Mira International’s strategic role to assist in the executive director transition and recruitment of a new executive director, in addition to the two newly created positions.
Glikes told Residential Systems media partner TWICE, “I feel like I am opening a new door, and I’m excited about looking at new opportunities.” Glikes is a 40-year veteran of the CE industry.
“This is an exciting time for HTSA. We came out of our June planning session filled with new ideas that we are ready to execute,” Robbins added. “All of us on the board of HTSA look forward to our Fall meeting, when we unveil additional details of our plans to our members and vendor partners.”