Dear EFBC Members,

As my tenure as president of EFBC draws to a close, I find myself reflecting on a simple yet profound word: “When.” Throughout my journey, knowing when to make pivotal decisions has been a gift I’ve been fortunate to possess. It’s about discerning the right moments in life – when to embark on new chapters, when to embrace challenges, and when to graciously step aside.

Reflecting on my journey with EFBC, I am deeply grateful for the opportunities and growth it has afforded me. Joining the EFBC in 2008 was the right “when” for me, followed by my involvement with the Lighthouse Forum in 2014 and later joining the EFBC Board in 2021. Each “when” marked a significant milestone in my personal and professional development.

Serving as vice president in 2022 and then president in 2023 has been a privilege beyond measure. It has been a period of immense learning, growth, and adaptation to the evolving needs of our dynamic community. I am immensely proud of what we have achieved together during my tenure – from launching initiatives to enhance member engagement to overseeing successful events that brought us closer as a community.

Looking ahead, I have full confidence in the leadership of Darrin as the incoming president and the entire board. Their dedication and vision will undoubtedly propel EFBC to new heights, continuing to serve our members with excellence and innovation.

I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Liz, Danielle, and Cha Mi of the EFBC staff for their unwavering support and dedication. Your hard work behind the scenes does not go unnoticed.

A special thank you to Darrin for your invaluable partnership as vice president and to Andy for your guidance and leadership as past president. Your insights have been instrumental in shaping our organization’s success.

Lastly, I extend my gratitude to the Lighthouse Forum for the inspiration and camaraderie over the years. Together, we have made a difference in the lives of our members and the broader community.

As I transition into the role of past president, I look forward to supporting EFBC in new capacities and witnessing its continued growth and impact.

Please remember to join us for our Summer Golf Social outing & Leadership Award ceremony at Itasca Country Club on August 5th – a wonderful opportunity for networking and celebration.

Thank you all for your support, and dedication to EFBC. It has been an honor and privilege to serve as your president.

Warm regards,



Dave Horvath | EFBC President 2023-2024