Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


Introducing Chapter Peer Groups

Dec 12, 2017

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 BarbourSMACNA of Long Island

Bernie BrillSMACNA Mid-Atlantic

John ContrubisNYC SMACNA

John Sindyla SMACNA – Cleveland 

Paul ElgatianIllowa Sheet Metal Contractors Association

Noah GoldkampSMACNA St. Louis

Linda JenningsSMACNA of San Diego

Mark SabaSMACNA Metropolitan Detroit Chapter

Ginger SlaickGeorgia 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