If you’re a careful reader of the site, you’ll know that I was set to interview Christine Pepper, CEO of the NFDA.

Unfortunately, Christine is a busy woman and I had to settle for the Sr. Vice President of Professional Development, Connie Smith.

But I shouldn’t say “settle,” because Connie was delightful and answered all my questions with sincerity and enthusiasm.

As the person responsible for NFDA’s continuing education and the convention, Connie is also a busy woman, so I kept the interview short.

We’ll have an edited version of the podcast ready on Friday.