As president for 2022, I am thrilled to lead CTS into its 81st year! I first became acquainted with CTS as a faculty speaker for the southern California educational conference in San Diego, and soon after, became deeply involved and served as the Chair of Education Committee and the annual northern California educational conference. I then accepted a position on the Executive Committee. What a wonderful journey it has been, and it is with such pride and honor that I serve as president of CTS. My commitment to CTS is to advance our mission by promoting California lung health through advocacy, education, and to advancing the science and practice of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. As one of the oldest and largest ATS chapters, CTS continues to lead the respiratory community in innovation, education, inclusion, and diversity. An important goal as president is to engage young faculty and medical providers to become active members and to join the CTS family. CTS provides networking, sponsorship, and mentorship for new and returning members. It is an amazing resource and venue for young clinical faculty striving to pursue academic achievements outside of their respective institutions.