Posted By Kristi Grahl on 8/6/2008 at 7:55 AM

Hello Everyone –

As some of you might know, and others might not, Lieca Hohner recently left POB magazine to pursue another career opportunity. I’m sure those of you who had the chance to meet and get to know Lieca over the last nine years will miss her – she’s a fantastic person and had a tremendous talent for covering key trends and issues in the surveying profession.

I have been given the immense honor of filling Lieca’s shoes as the new editor of POB. I do not claim to be an authority in the field of surveying, mapping or engineering; rather, my skill is in communicating. As the editor of various BNP Media trade magazines over the past 13 years, I have spent my career helping engineers and entrepreneurs find the right words to share their knowledge and insights through informative articles. My goal has been to help experts in a number of different fields communicate more effectively, and to provide readers with practical information that makes it easier for them succeed in business. While I have not had formal education in a technical field (I hold a B.A. in English), I have gravitated toward magazines with highly technical content, including titles such as Ceramic Industry, Finishing Today, Process Cooling and Environmental Design + Construction. I guess you could say that I’m a techie at heart.

On a more personal note, I’m a backpacker and I love spending time outdoors. I’ve had the privilege of traversing more than 500 miles of trails in states such as Michigan (my home state), Tennessee, Colorado, California and Virginia. I hope to add many more miles and many more states (and possibly a few other countries) to the list before I’m through. I can understand why such notable individuals as Henry David Thoreau chose surveying as a way to connect his career to his personal passion for nature.

I am excited to have the opportunity to participate in such a fascinating industry. POB has a rich history of serving those in the surveying and mapping profession with articles that both educate and inspire, and I look forward to continuing this tradition.

Please contact me atpobeditor@bnpmediawith any comments regarding the magazine or any topics you would like to see covered in future issues, as well as through podcasts, webinars and other digital venues. I look forward to working with all of you to ensure that POB remains a valuable resource for years to come.

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