I joined IAAP in 2006 as a way to set myself apart from my peers in terms of level of expertise in the administrative professional field. In short term I completed and passed the examination for CAP (Certified Administrative Professional), now known as CAP-OM with the OM representing an organizational management emphasis in my field. As a result of my participation in IAAP I have gained personal success and my employers have benefited as well, not only through my gained experience, but through networking resources developed with other IAAP members all across the United States. I encourage any admininistrative professional seeking a place where they can gain more experience and have the opportunity to pursue leadership development in a safe and nurturing environment to consider IAAP. Any and all interested parties are invited to visit the Citrus Valley Chapter local meeting held the first Tuesday of each month in the City of Industry, CA. The Citrus Valley Chapter is a California Chapter of Excellence. You can obtain more information by visiting our website at www.iaap-citrusvalley.org, or on our Facebook Fan Page at www.facebook.com/CitrusValleyChapterIAAP.