Chapter Executive Institute

Phoenix, AZ | Jan 31, 2023 - Feb 2, 2023

About the Program

The Chapter Executive Institute (CEI) is an annual continuing education program developed specifically for SMACNA chapter executives. The program includes educational sessions, local chapter reports, an overview of the upcoming convention, and serves as an information exchange among chapter executives and national SMACNA staff. CEI benefits both new chapter executives and those with many years’ experience.

Why Attend?

  • Build valuable relationships with other chapter executives facing the same issues and concerns.
  • Participate in open dialogue with SMACNA CEO Aaron Hilger – stay up-to-date on current SMACNA and industry activities.
  • Learn about the latest in labor relations, legislative affairs, market sectors, safety & health, and technical resources.
  • Exchange new ideas and knowledge with fellow chapter executives.
  • Learn how to better manage your chapter more efficiently.
  • Participate in open forums with your peers – find out what works and what doesn’t work in running a chapter.
  • Familiarize yourself with the convention hotel and surrounding areas, and plan for chapter night and other chapter activities.
  • Network and exchange ideas with fellow chapter executives either one-on-one or in a group setting.

Registration Info

The registration fee includes the Welcome Reception and meals during the program. Accommodations are paid separately by attendees. To reserve your place in the program, submit the online registration form with payment no later than December 23, 2022.

Registration Fee

  • $300 


Room Rate: $360, plus $20 daily resort service charge, plus taxes (currently 12.57%)

All the above rooms are run-of-house rooms. These rates are available 3 days prior/post-meeting, based upon hotel availability.

Reservations must be made by Friday, December 23, 2022. Accommodations will be made on your behalf by SMACNA on a space-available basis, upon payment of the meeting registration fee. A credit card is required to guarantee your hotel reservation and must be presented at check-in for payment of your room, tax, and incidental charges. Please note that the room block is sometimes filled before the room cut-off date, therefore rooms are subject to availability, and a possible rate change. SMACNA will contact you if the room block is full, or if there has been a rate change.

The hotel cancellation policy is 7 days prior to the date of arrival. No-shows and late cancellations will be charged for the full reservation.

Please contact Kristin De Guzman for suite rates and other hotel information.

Venues & Accomodations

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge

5350 E Marriott Drive

Phoenix, Arizona

+1 480-293-5000

**In the event that you experience symptoms of COVID-19 while attending a SMACNA event or within 5 days of attending a SMACNA event, please be tested for COVID-19. Please notify SMACNA staff, John Franco (telephone: 703-995-4023; email: or Kristin De Guzman (telephone: 703-803-2983; email:, of any positive test results you receive while attending the SMACNA event or within seven days of attending the SMACNA event. SMACNA will take appropriate steps, consistent with any applicable local, state, or federal guidance to promote a safe environment for attendees.**