SCRS Chairman Gary Wano said that Dan informed the SCRS Board of Directors last week that he had been offered the position, and that after careful consideration, had decided that accepting the opportunity would be best for him and his family. Dan will officially resign from his position as executive director on August 22, 2008. "We will miss him, but the work Dan accomplished leaves us in a great position to move ahead." states Wano.
"It was an extremely difficult decision to leave SCRS because I am not just leaving a job; I am leaving my friends and extended family," said Risley. "The SCRS Board of Directors are some of the most committed individuals in the industry and I am thankful for having had the opportunity to serve the industry as SCRS' executive director, and I look forward to assisting SCRS in identifying a new director who will ensure the associations continued success."
SCRS will begin the search for a new executive director immediately. Additional information about the position will be included in a subsequent press release in the coming days. Interested candidates should email their resume to Linda Atkins in the SCRS administration office at firstname.lastname@example.org