Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Events & Education


SMACNA Annual Convention 2019

Speakers & Entertainment

  • Gordie Brown Keynote

    Gordie Brown

    With a fresh and original approach to the art of impression, longtime Las Vegas and corporate event entertainer Gordie Brown presents a dynamic collection of legendary and modern celebrities in one hilarious high energy performance.  



    One of the best-selling bands of all time, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and has album sales now exceeding 80 million.
  • Kevin Brown

    Kevin Brown

    Kevin is on a mission to help people and organizations embrace a simple philosophy that separates world-class organizations and high-performance people from everybody else. He is passionate about helping people expand their vision, develop their potential and grow their results.
  • Heather Land

    Heather Land

    Heather Land has the unmistakable comedic ability to combine wit with just the right amount of sarcasm, and then add a whole lot of truth. With a knack for finding the funny out of the frustrating, and leaving no stone (or people) left unturned, Heather hilariously unravels everyday events that causes us to laugh not only at each other, but more often than not, ourselves.
  • Beth Ziesenis

    Beth Ziesenis

    Since her first Commodore 64 computer, Beth has made a verb out of the word nerd. She helps computer users all over the country filter through thousands of apps, gadgets, widgets and doodads to find the perfect free and bargain technology tools for business and personal use.
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    Eric Anderton

    Eric Anderton has more than two decades of career and entrepreneurial business experience, and 25 years of public speaking, small group facilitation and one-on-one mentoring. Since 2004, he has helped his construction clients increase profitability by clarifying their business purpose, building strategic plans, developing their best people, systematically innovating through obstacles, and executing their most important priorities.
  • DeWayne Ables

    DeWayne Ables

    DeWayne Ables is the founder and president of Pioneer IQ. He helps owners and executives in the construction industry learn the necessary skills to develop leaders and build a high impact company that prospers.  
  • Heath May

    Heath May

    Heath May, AIA is Principal and Director of HKS Laboratory for INtensive Exploration. He leads a design team responsible for projects awarded at local and state AIA design awards, including future: GSA, a net-zero renovation solution and 2012 WAN Commercial Building of the Year, and Sustainable Urban Living, a winner of the 2010 Chicago Athenaeum Green Good Design Award. 
  • Clark Ellis

    Clark Ellis

    As principal and founding partner with Continuum Advisory Group, Clark Ellis provides consulting services to facility owners, engineering and construction service providers, home builders, real estate developers, manufacturers of building products, tools, and equipment, channel participants, and installing contractors. 
  • Jay Bowman

    Jay Bowman

    As a principal with FMI, Jay Bowman assists a broad range of stakeholders in the construction industry with the identification and assessment of the risks influencing the strategic and tactical decisions they face. In this role, Jay’s primary responsibilities include research design and interpretation, based on developing an understanding of the context within which these organizations operate.
  • Jordan Thomas

    Jordan Thomas

    Jordan Thomas is vice president of Thomas Company Inc., where he manages the day to day sheet metal operations. Thomas Company Inc. is a New Jersey based roofing and sheet metal company established in 1920, and currently with 250 employees.
  • Kenny Branson

    Kenny Branson

    With 40 years of industry experience, Kenny has participated in large and small architectural metal projects across a variety of vertical markets, including some of the Pacific Northwest’s most notable and visibly stunning buildings. 

  • Dan McCallum

    Dan McCallum

    Dan McCallum is a member of the International Training Institute (ITI) Field Training Staff. Joining the ITI staff in June 2014 as an architectural specialist, Dan has more than 34 years of experience in architectural sheet metal and the HVAC industry. 
  • Joanna Pineda

    Joanna Pineda

    Joanna Pineda is the CEO at Matrix Group, a company she founded in 1999. Under her leadership, Matrix Group has grown into one of the top web design and development agencies in the Washington, DC area with more than 40 employees.
  • Heinan Landa

    Heinan Landa

    Heinan Landa is the founder and CEO of Optimal Networks, Inc., a globally-ranked IT firm that helps associations achieve measurable business results with technology. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and went on to receive his MBA from The Wharton School of Business. 
  • Bruce McLelland

    Bruce McLelland

    Bruce McLelland is business development director, explosion protection for Fike Corporation in Blue Springs, MO.
  • Tim Osborn

    Tim Osborn

    Tim Osborn is business development manager, explosion protection for Fike Corporation in Blue Springs, MO. 
  • Marcia-Barnes

    Marcia Barnes

    As the CEO and founder of Valve+Meter Performance Marketing, Marcia Barnes knows a thing or two about leading and serving. This woman of influence has made a career out of reinventing herself and helping others become the best version of themselves.  
  • James Morgan

    James Morgan

    James Morgan entered the sheet metal industry in 2008 as a president and company owner.
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    Carol Duncan

    Carol Duncan is the owner and chief executive officer of General Sheet Metal, Inc. (GSM) in Clackamas, Oregon. She entered the sheet metal industry in 1982 as a controller in her family’s business. 
  • Tom Montgomery

    Tom Montgomery

    Tom Montgomery is the current service manager for ACCO Engineered System Washington State Operation. He is also the vice president for SMACNA Western Washington and secretary and management chair for Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC.