“We are certainly not an organization that believes in going it alone,” he said. “We feel a responsibility and obligation as the largest association in the industry to include whoever wants to work together with us on any subject matter.”
Silbermann, 58, would not say when he might retire but said PMA will get all the time it needs for any transition to a new leader.
“The success of this organization will long outlive Bryan Silbermann, just as it long outlived Bob Carey’s tenure here,” he said.
Silbermann said it was more important to focus his attention on the strategic plan for PMA over the next three to five years to ensure the organization continues to grow.
“It is really not about the personality of the leader,” he said. “I focus much more on the team and member leaders.”