Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA) joyfully welcomed assessors back to Troy, Michigan, for our first in-person Annual Training since December 2019. The gathering, held on December 7th and 8th, marked a pivotal moment, fostering an atmosphere for teamwork and professional growth.
Tracy Szerszen, Tamara Norris, Doug Berg, Matthew Sica, Julie Snelling, Leeza Akimenko, and Mike Kramer diligently educated PJLA’s core group of assessors on a diverse array of topics, ranging from common findings and program changes to the latest updates on relevant standards and programs.
One of the highlights on the agenda was an enlightening FDA LAAF update, shedding light on critical developments in the field. Additionally, the discussion on Lessons Learned from the DoD/DOE Annual Meeting provided valuable insights into best practices and emerging trends. The session on The Future of Cannabis Testing offered a glimpse into what is happening in this rapidly evolving sector, igniting discussions on improvement and compliance within the cannabis testing accreditation domain.
Amidst the training sessions, PJLA took a moment to honor two of its shining stars, Tamara Norris, and Eddie Clemmons, by presenting them with Employee of the Year and Assessor of the Year. Their dedication, tireless efforts, and exceptional service has left an indelible mark on our company. Their commitment to excellence serves as an inspiration to their peers and stands as a testament to PJLA’s core values.
Overall, the return to in-person gatherings not only facilitated an exchange of new ideas but also rekindled the sense of community among PJLA managers, staff, and assessors. The camaraderie during this event will undoubtedly contribute to further collaboration and advancement within PJLA in 2024 and beyond.
Contact PJLA today to get started on your journey to accreditation. Email us at [email protected] or call (248) 519-2603 to speak to a Program Manager in your area.