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ASPR welcomes new executive director Carey Goryl - Winter/Spring 2016
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Q: What’s your New Year’s Resolution for 2016?
A: I don’t make resolutions but rather, I set intentions for the year. For 2016, I intend to practice patience and temperance with my children, ages 6 and 9. For fun and personal development, I intend to continue public speaking on the topic of changing how associations work (minimizing the importance of time and place), and enjoying my time with Toastmasters International. I intend to stop beating myself up over not starting my Spanish Rosetta Stone CDs that I’ve had for years and barely opened the package. I do have a desire to retire to South America and thus the language will be important if that were to happen.

Q: What’s your theme for 2016?
A: My theme for 2016 is Celebrate. I’m not good at it and I believe I need to practice this. I can be too quick to say, “Good job”, to myself or someone else, and then move on. Life and its milestones deserve more celebration!

Q: Do you have a favorite sports team?
A: I love watching the Boradneck Bruins, the high school football team that my husband coaches. I was raised in Detroit, so I always root for the Detroit teams, even when that is painful!

Q: What’s your favorite vacation spot?
A: Hilton Head Island. I’ve been there many times and love the beach, calmer and warm ocean waters, biking on the sand, eating, and reading good books (suspense novels are my favorite).

Q: Do you have a particularly funny story?
A: When I was about 13 years old, with braces and big hair, I went to an Alumni Michigan State University basketball game with my uncle and my cousin who was the same age as me. Magic Johnson was playing, and after the game we saw him in the arena’s parking garage. Everyone else had cleared out. My cousin and I ran toward him, absolutely squealing because we were so excited. He RAN AWAY from us! But we were not deterred, so we gave chase around the garage. He finally slowed down, and of course, we got his autograph when we caught up to him!

Q: What’s your favorite go-to song to get pumped up?
A: “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross

“I knew Carey was the right individual to lead ASPR during our first meeting by the way she looked each member of the Board of Directors in the eyes as she shook hands, recognized each of us by name, and was able to relate to something she recalled in our backgrounds. Further interaction during her first week on the job at our office in Minneapolis and our Board of Directors meeting this past weekend only solidified my first impressions. Carey is smart, professional and caring. She has the innate ability to put others at ease. I keep telling myself and anyone else who will listen, how lucky we are to have her join our team. I am confident that ASPR will thrive under Carey’s leadership and guidance.”
~ Laura Screeney, FASPR, ASPR President, 2014 – Present, Director, Physician Recruitment, New York-Presbyterian

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