PHOENIX — Cyndi A. Marshall, executive vice president of the California SMACNA state association chapter (CAL SMACNA) in Sacramento, was recognized with the Special Legislative Service Award at the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s (SMACNA) 73rd Annual Convention.
“The Special Legislative Service Award is one of the highest legislative honors a contractor or chapter executive may earn within the organization,” announced 2016 SMACNA President Guy Gast. “This award recognizes Cyndi Marshall as a long-standing, dedicated legislative and political leader since entering our industry as a chapter executive more than two decades ago.”
In addition to leading a sophisticated legislative program in Sacramento, Cyndi also made CAL SMACNA’s voice heard clearly and persuasively on Capitol Hill on issues we all value,” Gast emphasized.
“She is a SMACNA chapter executive who has served our industry so well over many decades of this association’s history, as an active and engaged chapter manager from a state where so many legislative and political trends begin. Few have made more of an impact over their career.
“An active legislative force locally, regionally, and nationally from her position as executive vice president for CAL SMACNA and a leading member of the CAL SMACNA PAC and legislative committees, Marshall has proven to be one of the most effective industry representatives in the political and policy arenas in our nation’s largest state. That is why her list of honors and awards as she retires this year from CAL SMACNA is such an impressive one,” Gast explained.
“Cyndi also served as an industry issues advocate and advisor to SMACNA staff, elected officials, and political leaders in California and elsewhere. Issues she championed include labor-management, prevailing wage enforcement, energy efficiency, economic recovery and tax reform legislation. She led her association on many legislative campaigns to improve the position of the state, local, and national sheet metal industry,” Gast added.
Marshall served as a chair and vice-chair of SMACNA’s Council of Chapter Representatives and was a frequent and valued supporter of SMACNA’s political action committee SMAC PAC events locally and at the Annual Convention. A member of SMAC PAC’s Congressional Insiders Club (CIC), she has also been a leader gaining attention and respect for her chapter’s political and legislative efforts in a variety of California HVAC industry coalitions, as well as providing industry valued input to state and federal government officials on key industry issues.
Throughout her career, she has been an outspoken advocate of political involvement and SMACNA’s interests in the most important policy areas.
SMACNA, an international trade association representing 3,500 contributing contractor firms, is dedicated to promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry. SMACNA has national offices in Chantilly, VA, outside of Washington, D.C., as well as on Capitol Hill.
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