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Dear Readers,

I read a great quote today by Eckhart Tolle (he writes a lot of inspirational and motivational books). He says, "Some changes look negative on the surface, but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge." His quote says a lot for the way that I feel right now. You see, I've been the editor of the SAS Tech Report for nearly five years, and next month I'm passing that torch to Christina Harvey. She will also be the editor of the SAS Users Groups blog and the face behind the SAS Users Groups Facebook page.

I'm looking forward to my new role as Manager, Marketing Editorial, but I'm going to miss pulling together this newsletter for you. I'm also going to miss blogging and chatting with you on the LinkedIn group. (If you are a Twitter follower, I'm still going to be bugging you!)

I'm so happy that you will now get your SAS Tech Report from Christina: She's been with SAS for more than 20 years – first as a technical writer, then communications specialist and now, editor. She attended SAS Global Forums when they were SUGI, and she hopes to meet many of you at upcoming conferences.

Christina will be your editor beginning in March, but I will still see you at SAS Global Forum and some of the SAS Users Groups conferences – I can't stay away from my friends! Please give Christina the same wonderful support and friendship that you have shown me.

Thank you for a wonderful five years!

Waynette Tubbs
Editor, SAS Tech Report
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