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Dear NATCO Family,

It is that time where I must bid a fond farewell as I prepare to pass
the torch as your NATCO President, where has the past 18 months

There are so many who contributed to my success as your NATCO
President who deserve recognition.

First and foremost to my family, you empowered me to be the best I
could, even when I did not think I could after our insurmountable
family loss at Christmas. I love each of you for always
standing right beside me.

To the amazing NATCO Board, you made being President both fun and exciting. We may have
disagreed at times but we always came to the best decisions in the end for the greater good of
our members. I certainly could not have succeeded without the support and direction of Donna
Dickt our Executive Director, along with Karen Libs and Teresa Bristow.

Being the NATCO President took me away at times from my OPO Gift of Life Donor Program in
Philadelphia. Thank you to all my colleagues who I work with on a daily basis for your support
and understanding when I could not be there , especially Howard Nathan our CEO for supporting
the mission of NATCO and my role as President.

Finally to all of the NATCO members. You are part of an amazing professional organization. I
will absolutely say the BEST professional organization. It was my honor to serve as your
President for the past 18 months. We accomplished so much and have more in store for the

In addition, I want to express my sincerest gratitude to the many members that reached out to
me with condolences after the sudden loss of our son, brother and husband Ryan on Christmas
Day 2018. Many of you who have known me for years heard about my son Ryan and his story
and journey through transplant. Thank you for your kind words and encouragement to carry on
when I wanted to give up.

It has been quite the ride and one I will never forget. For me my final act as your President will
be the Annual Meeting in beautiful Bellevue Washington July 30th-August 2nd. The agenda is
outstanding as usual, with plenty of time to engage and interact with all of your colleagues from
across the country.

With that being said, I wish all of you much success in what you do on a daily basis. Continue
to serve the families that wish to donate and change the lives forever for those who wait.

Kindest Regards,

Timothy J. Snyder
NATCO President






Updated 6-13-2019