Georgia-based trailblazer recognized for her commitment to the sheet metal industry
Chantilly, Va. (December 7, 2020) — The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), the leading voice in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry, today announced Ginger Slaick, executive vice president of Georgia-SMACNA, as the recipient of this year’s Chapter Executive of the Year Award during the SMACNA Annual Business Meeting. For more than 35 years, the annual award has been bestowed upon chapter executives who have made positive and significant contributions to the industry on the local and national levels.
“Ginger’s continued dedication to her association members in Georgia-SMACNA, her peers across North America, and SMACNA’s membership in general is commendable. She serves as a wonderful example of what it means to be a Chapter Executive of the Year,” said Vince Sandusky, SMACNA’s Chief Executive Officer. “It has been a privilege to work with her over the years, and I’m honored to congratulate her on this award. I look forward to seeing her future achievements.”
From starting her career as an executive assistant and moving up to her current role as executive vice president of Georgia-SMACNA, Slaick is a seasoned professional with more than two decades of association experience. She has been an invaluable asset on both the local and national stages, spearheading regional workforce development initiatives while providing national leadership to other chapters by serving as the Chair of the Chapter Representatives Council and on SMACNA’s Chapter Executive Institute’s (CEI) Board from 2016 to 2019.
Year in, and year out, Slaick makes sure to her chapter members are receiving the education and skills training programs they need to lead the industry in their markets. Earlier this year, she saw the need to establish a new SMACNA chapter in North Carolina, and she stepped up to facilitate the development of more than 125,000 aluminum nose strips for face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Currently, she serves as council liaison of the CEI Board, where she leads important discussions on trends and topics impacting the industry across North America. Most recently, Slaick presented multiple sessions at the CEI meeting earlier this year regarding strategic planning and management guidelines for SMACNA chapters.
Slaick has a degree in business administration and management from Brenau University. She resides in Lawrenceville, Georgia with her husband, Bobby, and two sons, Trevor and Brandt.
SMACNA is an international trade association representing 3,500 contributing contractor firms and is a leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry. SMACNA members are responsible for effectively delivering the clean air Americans breathe in offices, homes, and hospitals; for many of the attractive facades you see on today’s stadiums and office buildings; and for the comfortable, healthy, and safe living environments in which our citizens live out their daily lives. SMACNA has national offices in Chantilly, Va., outside of Washington, D.C., and on Capitol Hill. For more information, visit www.SMACNA.org.