Jean DobbsTwo big things are happening in this issue: We honor retiring editor Tim Gilmer and his legacy, and we officially welcome Ian Ruder to the editor’s seat.

It has been my pleasure to watch Ian grow as a journalist, and I am delighted to see him embrace his new role. I can assure you that as NM’s editor, he will advocate for you in ways both obvious and invisible. Not only will he continue educating legislators about SCI/D at United Spinal’s high-profile Roll on Capitol Hill, he’ll do 300 times as many jobs behind the scenes: reading manuscripts, assigning stories, nurturing writers, shaping copy, mining social media, brainstorming ideas and collaborating with the other editors and designers to craft a magazine that brings you information, resources, peer