More than 25 chapter executives met at the SMACNA Annual Convention in Maui and discussed forming chapter Peer Groups. As a result of this session, the first Chapter Peer Group was established. The members are:
Melissa Barbour – SMACNA of Long Island
Bernie Brill – SMACNA Mid-Atlantic
John Contrubis – NYC SMACNA
John Sindyla – SMACNA – Cleveland
Paul Elgatian – Illowa Sheet Metal Contractors Association
Noah Goldkamp – SMACNA St. Louis
Linda Jennings – SMACNA of San Diego
Mark Saba – SMACNA Metropolitan Detroit Chapter
Ginger Slaick – Georgia SMACNA
The group is planning to hold its first formal meeting while in San Diego for the Chapter Executives Institute. Topics ranging from administration, member services, identifying new sources of non-dues revenue, programming, and operating in a small staffed office will be addressed during future peer group meetings.
While chapters vary in staff size and budget, the majority face similar challenges when it comes to juggling the various responsibilities.
Chapter executives interested in participating or forming a Peer Group are invited to contact Bernie Brill at (301) 446-0002 x 101 or email Bernie@smacnaatl.org.