President’s Corner

Happy New Year to our members, academic partners, Team Orlando, and other government partners! We closed out 2022 with a tremendously successful 2022 I/ITSEC. Congratulations to our colleagues at NTSA on an outstanding conference.

Our NCS Membership Night has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 19. We look forward to celebrating our fantastic
members and the 40th anniversary of our partners, UCF Institute for Simulation and Training.

I would like to use this forum to pay tribute to Dr. Daniel Holsenbeck. “Dr. Dan”, who retired from UCF as Sr. VP, of Government Relations, passed away in December. During his tenure in that position, he was the principal visionary for the Partnership Complex and was primarily responsible for working with the State Legislature and the Governor’s office to arrange the funding for all five Partnership Buildings and the force protection in the CFRP. He was also a driving force for the creation of the Metro Orlando Defense Task Force. Dan was a longtime NCS Board member and avid supporter of our mission. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

I hope you find this newsletter to be informative. Feel free to personally reach out to Neal or me with any questions and suggestions. Thanks for the continued support!

George E. Cheros
President and CEO