Our History

The NSITSP grew out of a series of open, public meetings in early 2021. Today, it functions as a 501(c)(6) non-profit member association promoting education, professionalism, and advocacy for IT Service Providers.

Last updated July 2022

Historical Timeline

In reverse chronological order. Scroll to the bottom to start at the beginning.

Summer 2022

Until now, all Board and Committee positions were filled with volunteers appointed by the Board or sitting committee chairs. 

The first official Elections took place in August and September. The new, all-elected Board of Directors and committee members are slated to take office in October 2022.

February 2022

The Board of Directors settled on draft statements of Mission, Vision, and Values. These statements were formally adopted in August 2022.

They also created a select working group to produce a draft Code of Ethics.

Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

In the Fall of 2021 and first half of 2022, the NSITSP hit its stride. Board meetings and most committee meetings settled into regular monthly routines. 

Committees included Governance, Finance, Marketing, and Legislative. A preliminary budget was agreed on, and regular quarterly general meetings were held.

August 2021

The Board settled on leadership, with Babinchak as President and Heather Johnson as VP. The Board agreed on a set of By-Laws and created the first organizing committees. Palachuk was selected as the Executive Director.

August 2021

An initial Board was formed, with members Buchianico, Simpson, and another long-time community leader and activist, Amy Babinchak. 

By August, the NSITSP had appointed a full seven-member Board. At that time, initial committees were also forming.

JULY 2021​

When it was clear that “something” has to be done, and that there are many people interested, we started to work on creating a formal organization. 

Palachuk, along with long-time community leaders and activists Rayanne Buchianico and Erick Simpson, filed paperwork to create the official Florida Corporation that would be the legal foundation of the National Society of IT Service Providers, now a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation.

Kaseya Attacks

This “founding period” was also noteworthy due to the Kaseya attack that started July 4th weekend that year and affected operations of many MSPs and their customers all over the world. That attack brought into clear focus the importance of having our industry represented when this kind of event hits the news.

July 28, 2021

A week later, a second organizational meeting was held to begin looking at the practical side of starting some kind of organization. 

July 21, 2021

The first organizational meeting was held with hundreds of attendees. 

June 2021

This paper  then became the call to action for public meetings. Palachuk did a presentation on the “Nine Pillars” of transforming an industry into a profession at the end of June 2021. That meeting is recorded here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev7kwfohi-8

Early 2021

The NSITSP grew out of a series of open, public meetings held by Karl W. Palachuk, in early 2021. These meetings sprang from a series of blog posts Palachuk had written in May and June of 2021 (See https://blog.smallbizthoughts.com). 

The blog posts were then reshaped into a paper entitled Transformation of an Industry into a Profession: Thoughts on Revamping our Industry.