Anyone who knows me personally knows that it is not in my nature to call anything a Scumbag, even if it is directed at something as impersonal as a trade association… but here is the problem:
Shortly after NACHI formed I realized that I was burdened with a duty to its members.
A few years later, as NACHI grew, I got nervous because I realized that I now had a duty to NACHI the trade association. A duty to keep it healthy for its members, bla bla bla.
A few years later, as NACHI grew to become a serious player in the industry, I realized that as Founder of one of the larger trade associations, I had a duty to the industry, to make it better for all of us, bla bla bla.
Now that it is quite clear that NACHI is the lone Super Power in the inspection industry, not just with NACHI’s growth but its relative growth compared to the other associations that have taken a nose dive, as Founder, I feel this sense of duty to consumers now.
So as NACHI grew, my scope of responsibility grew from simply members, to NACHI the trade association, to the industry as a whole, and now finally to consumers using the services our industry provides to our fellow Americans. The whole thing has forced me to become, like it or not, an activist. An activist working on behalf of all four aforementioned.