Dear Association Members and Friends,
“Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice.”
My duties as AIG President occasionally require me to stand in the gap when the need arises. Last month at the AIG Annual Training Conference in Chicago, I was asked to deliver this year’s Keynote address after the person we had originally lined up was forced to cancel at the last minute. Even on such short notice, it occurred to me fairly quickly that I had been handed another opportunity to not only encourage and challenge those in the Inspector General profession, but also remind them of our duty to protect the integrity of the profession. There are many facets of this, but foremost among them is the avoidance of both real and perceived bias and prejudice.