NRCA Committees

All committee and task force appointments are made by NRCA’s chairman of the board. Committees and task forces are at the heart of NRCA activity and typically meet twice per year during NRCA’s Midyear and Fall Committee meetings.

Objective

In conjunction with NRCA’s Technical Operations Committee, develop and begin to carry out a plan for a new technical best-practices manual for the maintenance and repair of steep-slope roof systems for publication in late-2022.

Minutes

Committee Members

Glen Clapper and Maciek Rupar, Staff Liaisons

Helene Hardy Pierce, Chairperson
Peter Horch
Ken Kelly

Sherri Miles, Vice chairperson liaison
Chris Rhoades

Objective

Select an individual who has given distinguished service to the association and/or industry for NRCA’s J.A. Piper Award. A suitably inscribed plaque will be presented to the individual during NRCA’s annual convention.

Minutes

Committee Members

McKay Daniels, Staff Liaison

Nelson Braddy
Mark Gaulin
Helene Hardy Pierce

T. Allen Lancaster, Chairperson
Robert McNamara

Objective

See that NRCA’s financial records are properly maintained and an annual audit of the records is performed. Develop and maintain a sound fiscal position for the association. Work with staff to develop an operational budget for the fiscal year. Meet at least twice annually to ensure budget objectives are being met.

Minutes

Committee Members

McKay Daniels and Harry Ryder, Staff Liaisons

Nelson Braddy
Rodney Petrick, Chairperson
Nicholas Sabino

Kent Schwickert
Lisa Sprick
Kyle Thomas

Objective

Provide oversight for and direction to NRCA’s operation of the CERTA program. Review and continue to monitor the CERTA program to assure it is current and up to date. Periodically meet with MRCA to assure the CERTA program is being conducted consistent with the current MRCA/NRCA CERTA agreement.

Committee Members

McKay Daniels and Mark Graham, Staff Liaisons

Collin DeBuysere
David Hesse
Sherri Miles, Vice chairperson liaison
George Patterson

Diana Petersen
Dennis Runyan
Robert Willis, Chairperson

Objective

To develop and maintain the industry’s certification exams supports NRCA’s focus on training and/or certifying all aspects of the roofing industry. The objective also supports the vision to recognize our members as professionals and raise the professionalism of the entire industry.

Committee Members

Kevin Mellen, Staff Liaison

Brian (Tyler) Allwood
Refugio Alvarez
William Baley
Scott Baxter
Tom Biller
Dick Bus
John Embow, Vice chairman liaison
Jim Hanson

Gary Howes
Scott Kawulok, Chairperson
Robert Reale
Chris Rhoades
Tim Stephens
Robert Therrien
Steven Wadding

Objective

Engage and collaborate with national workforce development partners to expand the roofing industry’s footprint in the career and technical education (CTE) community by establishing roofing as a core curriculum. Assist members in addressing workforce shortages by developing industry-specific worker recruitment tools and grow the roofing industry’s future workforce by promoting roofing as a desirable career path to young adults, parents, educators, and other key influencers.

Committee Members

John Esbenshade, Staff Liaison

Cheryl Chapman
Rick Damato
Heidi Ellsworth
Kevin Gwaltney
Paige Harvill
George Horst
Robert Kornahrens
Stephen Little
Gregory Malcolm

CJ Martin
Hillary McPartlon
Geoff Mitchell, Vice chairman liaison
Nicholas Sabino, Chairperson
Brynne Smith
Jason Stanley
Tim Stephens
Bradley Sutter

Objective

Create and promote a community within NRCA’s membership focused on diversity + inclusion topics; help identify and implement ideas to better engage underrepresented groups and work to increase NRCA membership and involvement with them.

Committee Members

Jeff Jarvis and Jorge Rivera, Staff Liaisons

Refugio Alvarez
Kyrah Coker
Stephanie Daniels
Mark DeFreitas
Brenna Driver
Jennifer Ford-Smith
Erica Jackson, Chairperson

Kyle King
Michelle Lane
Gregory Malcolm
Geoff Mitchell, Vice chairman liaison
Kellie Paasch
Curtis Sutton
Robin Woods

Objective

Oversee all aspects of the execution and future development of the Future Executives Institute and related program offerings, ensuring support of NRCA University’s brand.

Committee Members

Janice Davis and Tom Shanahan, Staff Liaisons

Scott Baxter
Cheryl Chapman
Mark DeFreitas
John Embow, Vice chairman liaison
Matthew Leonard

Bob Morgan
Shawn Morgan
Diana Petersen, Chairperson
Lynn Price
J. J. Smithey

Objective

Advise NRCA leadership on global opportunities and challenges in alignment with NRCA's strategic plan.

Committee Members

Anne Schroeder, Staff Liaison

Mardee Billingsley
Dane Bradford
Piers Dormeyer
Harry Esbenshade
Ed Gallos
Scott Gipson
Stan Graveline
Gary Howes

Joshua Kelly, Chairperson
Tim Kersey
Dave Lawlor
Kirt Linington
Stephen Little
Geoff Mitchell, Vice chairman liaison
Richard Radobenko
Kent Schwickert

Objective

Monitor the activities of the federal government, particularly proposed and enacted legislation and regulations. Assess the resulting effect on the roofing industry and regularly communicate with NRCA members and affiliates about issues of importance. Adopt positions regarding government activities having a national effect on the roofing industry and, with final approval of the NRCA chairman of the board, present the positions to the appropriate governmental bodies. Investigate and implement methods to increase member awareness and interest in the legislative process and assist in the activities of regulatory task forces.

Committee Members

Duane Musser, Staff Liaison

Randy Adams
John Campbell
Kyrah Coker
Chad Collins
Tupac De La Cruz
James Ellsworth
Harry Esbenshade
Scott Gipson
Rudy Gutierrez, Vice chairman liaison
Tammara Hall, Chairperson
Bradley Jones
Marc Jordan
John Kalkreuth
Ken Kelly
Robert Kornahrens

Richard Lawson
Matthew Leonard
Kirt Linington
Will Lorenz
Eddie Marquez
Monica Murphy Mittel
Jonathan Reader
Pete Schenkel
Wade Shepherd
Scott Shufflebarger
Curtis Sutton
Lance Van Winkle
Tom Walker
David Workman
Christian Zimprich

Objective

Evaluate all aspects of worker health and safety (such as worker exposure to asphalt fume, manual material handling, fall protection and driver safety) and the effect of environmental issues (such as roofing material recycling and reuse) on the roofing industry. Take appropriate action for effective loss control by supporting the Insurance Board of Governors and Enterprise Risk Management Task Force. Proactively participate in the regulatory process as necessary, including related ANSI, ASTM International, NIOSH and OSHA activities, and related industry groups such as CASHIN and CISC. Develop safety training materials as appropriate and in accordance with the budget. Review existing videos and publications to ensure regulatory and technical accuracy.

Committee Members

Cheryl Ambrose and Rich Trewyn, Staff Liaisons

Refugio Alvarez
Joel Barnes
Chuck Chapman
Collin DeBuysere
Tim Gallagher
Ed Gallos
David Hesse, Chairperson
Bradley Jones
Bryan Karel, Vice chairman liaison

Tyler Kocis
Richard Lawson
Greg McNamara
Diana Petersen
John Quarnstrom
Rachel Reed
David Sanders
Brynne Smith
Robin Woods

Objective

Provide a vehicle for input to the NRCA leadership from representatives from the roofing manufacturing and distributing communities and provide NRCA leaders the opportunity to report about NRCA’s current programs and priorities. Make recommendations about pertinent and appropriate issues as may be requested by NRCA’s chairman of the board and Executive Committee.

Minutes

Committee Members

McKay Daniels, Staff Liaison

Brian (Tyler) Allwood
Scott Baker
Gordon Blickle
Greg Bloom
Dick Bus
John Campbell
John Corbett
Jason Dark
Steven Del'Nero
Anthony Diodati
Piers Dormeyer
John Doyle
Kenneth Farrish
Scott Gipson
Kirk Goodrum
Stan Graveline
Paul Hantz
Helene Hardy Pierce
Greg Hudson
Joshua Kelly
Tim Kersey
Michelle Lane
Dave Lawlor
Scott Lelling

Will Lorenz
Curtis Maas
Pat McCoy
Joseph Mellott
J.K. Milliken
Dan Murphy
Rodney Petrick
Michael Polizzi
Chris Salazar
Chris Schmidt
Michael Schneider
Nick Shears
Wade Shepherd
Joseph Smith
Stefano Spelar
Lisa Sprick, Chairperson
Jason Stanley
James Thomas
Kyle Thomas
Daniel Tinker
Tom Walker
Richard Zegelbone
Christian Zimprich

Objective

Develop and implement strategies to address the roofing industries’ challenges and opportunities associated with its image within and outside the roofing profession and related trades. Increase the influence and visibility of NRCA and the industry by providing support and ideas for National Roofing Week, workforce development efforts, as well as public relations and outreach initiatives as they relate to the strategic plan.

Committee Members

Carl Good and Ambika Reid, Staff Liaisons

Charles Antis
Cheryl Chapman
Rick Damato
Don Fry, Vice chairperson liaison
Samantha Gillenwater
Paige Harvill
Greg Hudson
Joshua Kelly
Lauren Laustsen
CJ Martin

Wendy Marvin
Bob Morgan
Robyn Ommen
Lisa Pate
Martin Pettigrew
Roger Redden
David Sanders
J. J. Smithey, Chairperson
Jason Stanley
Curtis Sutton

Objective

Provide oversight and direction to all NRCA- sponsored insurance programs. Continually evaluate these and other potential programs, products, and services to meet the insurance-related needs of roofing contractor members. Ensure the NRCA/CNA general business insurance program is the program of choice for roofing contractors, following the strategic plan as developed by the program’s steering committee, and ensure the National General national health care program and the relationship with Construction Insurance Solutions continually develop to meet member and association needs.

Committee Members

Cheryl Ambrose and Rich Trewyn, Staff Liaisons

Monica Cameron, Member (Five Years)
David Hesse, Member (Four Years)
Erica Jackson, Member (Two Years)
Bryan Karel, Vice chairman liaison

Rodney Petrick, Chairperson
Nicholas Sabino, Member (Six Years)
Kyle Thomas, Member (Three Years)

Objective

Meet with international counterparts and international affiliate organizations to develop contacts and relationships to explore opportunities for information exchanges with international delegations during the International Roofing Expo.

Committee Members

Anne Schroeder, Staff Liaison

Dane Bradford
Pascal Civati
Rick Damato
Stephanie Daniels
Zhu Dongqing
Piers Dormeyer
Ed Gallos
Tammara Hall
Gary Howes, Chairperson
Greg Hudson
Joshua Kelly
Tim Kersey

Kirt Linington
Frank Louwers
William T. Mansell
Geoff Mitchell, Vice chairperson liaison
Graham Moor
Richard Radobenko
Stefano Spelar
Jason Stanley
James Talman
Dirk Van Kerckhove
Guido Vandervelt
Tom Walker

Objective

Advocate for and oversee the development and delivery of unique legal products and services to educate and foster relationships that enable roofing contractor members to successfully manage and respond effectively to legal, risk management and business issues, including contract language, employment law, regulatory compliance, insurance, safety, and codes and standards.

Committee Members

Alison LaValley and Anne Schroeder, Staff Liaisons

Scott Baxter
Chad Collins
Tupac De La Cruz
Erica Jackson
Matthew Leonard
CJ Martin
Greg McNamara

Geoff Mitchell, Vice chairman liaison
Monica Murphy Mittel
George Patterson, Chairperson
J. J. Smithey
Bradley Sutter
Robert Therrien
Robert Willis

Objective

In conjunction with NRCA’s Technical Operations Committee, carry out a plan for revising and updating The NRCA Roofing Manual, maintaining its position as an up-to-date, authoritative technical resource for the roofing industry. Revise and update as necessary The NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing and Condensation and Air Leakage Control-2018 for publication as a new edition in January 2022. Develop interim updates to the 2019, 2020 and 2021 editions as needed as new technical information and guidelines become available.

Committee Members

Glen Clapper and Nicholas Gallagher, Staff Liaisons

Brian (Tyler) Allwood
Tupac De La Cruz
Collin DeBuysere
Ed Gallos
Jean-Paul Grivas
Steven Harvey, Chairperson

Allen Hughes
Cindy McCarter
Sherri Miles, Vice chairperson liaison
Lynn Price
Chris Riskus
Kurt Sosinski

Objective

Provide strategic guidance for membership target markets, preferred membership programs, dues structure and programs that affect NRCA’s membership recruitment and retention efforts.

Committee Members

Jeff Jarvis and Jorge Rivera, Staff Liaisons

Brad Baker
Greg Bloom
Mike Davis
Manuel de Santiago
Heidi Ellsworth
Sandy Farrell
Don Fry, Vice chairman liaison
Kent Gardner

Peter Horch, Chairperson
Scott Kawulok
Daniel Kennedy
Kyle King
Michelle Lane
Rachel Reed
Michael Schneider
Bradley Sutter

Objective

In conjunction with NRCA’s Technical Operations Committee, continue to carry out the plan for a new technical best-practices manual for the design, manufacture, and installation of metal panel wall systems.

Committee Members

Dick Bus
Kevin Gwaltney

Stephen Teal
Robert Therrien, Chairperson

Objective

In accordance with the bylaws, recommend to the membership a list of individuals to serve the association as its officers and directors.

Minutes

Committee Members

McKay Daniels, Staff Liaison

Jim Barr
Dennis Conway, Chairperson
Rodney Petrick

Nicholas Sabino
Kent Schwickert

Objective

Working with NRCA’s investment advisors, ensure that the investment policy for NRCA’s long-term investment fund is appropriate and recommend changes as necessary. Also, monitor and evaluate the performance of the NRCA-sponsored retirement program for member companies, and recommend ways to improve the program’s growth. At least annually, assess the performance of NRCA’s financial advisors and report that assessment to the NRCA Executive Committee.

Minutes

Committee Members

Harry Ryder, Staff Liaison

Nelson Braddy, Chairperson
Harry Esbenshade
Robert McNamara
Rodney Petrick

Nicholas Sabino
Lisa Sprick
Kyle Thomas

Objective

Provide oversight and direction to NRCA University. Monitor the progress of existing NRCA University program offerings and explore opportunities for new programs. Provide guidance, input and feedback on Training for Roof Application Careers (TRAC) program development.

Committee Members

Amy Staska, Staff Liaison

Randy Adams
Tom Biller
Chuck Chapman
Marc Connerly
Doug Duncan
John Embow, Vice chairman liaison
Jon Gardner
Kevin Gwaltney
Alex Hernandez
Peter Horch

Greg Hudson
Allen Hughes
Robert Kornahrens
Hillary McPartlon
Monica Murphy Mittel
Frank Palmer
Diana Petersen
David Sanders
Tim Stephens, Chairperson
Kelly Van Winkle

Objective

Raise funds, establish fundraising goals and oversee fundraising programs for NRCA’s political action committee, ROOFPAC. Also, assist in raising “soft dollar” contributions from corporate members to help support ROOFPAC’s fundraising activities. Adjust fundraising goals and programs each election cycle (every two years) to account for current NRCA membership and the profitability of NRCA member companies. Provide oversight of ROOFPAC’s contributions to members of Congress and other candidates for federal office. Fundamentally, ROOFPAC was created to build relationships with and sustain the attention of Congress on behalf of the roofing industry.

Committee Members

Teri Dorn, Staff Liaison

Charles Antis
William Baley
Greg Bloom
Timothy Blue
James Ellsworth
Sandy Farrell
Jennifer Ford-Smith
Rudy Gutierrez, Vice chairperson liaison
John Kalkreuth

Ken Kelly
Robyn Ommen
Chad Paris
Jonathan Reader
Brian Schaut
Kelly Van Winkle, Chairperson
Tom Walker
Jayne Williams
David Workman

Objective

Minutes

Committee Members

Jared Ribble, Staff Liaison

Doug Duncan, Chairperson
Scott Kawulok
Sherri Miles, Vice chairman liaison

Nicholas Sabino
Kent Schwickert

Objective

Develop policies and procedures that ensure industry certifications maintain high value to all industry stakeholders. Maintain highly valid and defensible industry certifications.

Committee Members

Jared Ribble and John Schehl, Staff Liaisons

Randy Adams
Kent Anderson
John Campbell
Doug Duncan
John Embow, Vice chairman liaison
Thomas Gernetzke, RBEC, FRCI
Tammara Hall
Helene Hardy Pierce

Paige Harvill
Alex Hernandez
Bob Moretti
Bob Morgan
Michael Schneider
Kent Schwickert, Chairperson
Kelly Van Winkle
Mark Zehnal

Objective

Identify and consider issues affecting residential roofing contractors. Develop recommendations for the Executive Committee for new programs, as appropriate, to be of assistance to those contractors. Develop strategies for recruiting new residential contractors as NRCA members.

Committee Members

Christine Casey, Staff Liaison

Brad Baker
Patrick Cochran
Stephanie Daniels
Frank DeFrancisco
Piers Dormeyer
Don Fry, Vice chairman liaison
Kent Gardner
Peter Horch
Gary Howes

Ken Kelly, Chairperson
Daniel Kennedy
Tyler Kocis
Wendy Marvin
Michelle McNerlin
Brian Partyka
Michael Schneider
Derric Stull

Objective

Oversee the activities for Roofing Day in D.C. Work to develop position papers with affiliates and other industry groups for the members to take to the appropriate governmental bodies during Roofing Day.

Committee Members

Deborah Mazol, Staff Liaison

Charles Antis
William Baley
Greg Bloom
Timothy Blue
John Boling
John Campbell
Mike Davis
Brenna Driver
Jennifer Ford-Smith
Scott Gipson, Chairperson
Rudy Gutierrez, Vice chairman liaison
Tammara Hall
Helene Hardy Pierce
Justin Koscher

Richard Lawson
Cindy McCarter
Bill McHugh
Kellie Paasch
Frank Palmer
Chad Paris
Lisa Pate
Robert Pope
Scott Shufflebarger
Patsy Sweeney
Lance Van Winkle
Joel Viera
Tom Walker

Objective

In conjunction with NRCA’s Technical Operations Committee, develop and begin to carry out a plan for a new technical best-practices manual for the maintenance and repair of steep-slope roof systems for publication in early-2022.

Committee Members

Helene Hardy Pierce, Chairperson
Peter Horch

Lisa Sprick, Vice chairperson liaison

Objective

Direct and manage NRCA’s technical activities, including NRCA technical committees and task forces. Direct and manage the CERTA program in conjunction with the MRCA Technical and Research Committee consistent with the NRCA/MRCA CERTA agreement. Determine contractor members’ technical needs and establish technical priorities. Recommend to NRCA’s chairman of the board the establishment of appropriate committees and task forces to meet those needs. Recommend to NRCA’s Executive Committee actions necessary to carry out NRCA’s technical programs. Oversee NRCA’s technical research projects and, where appropriate, provide reports about these projects to NRCA members. Report about significant technical developments using special reports and technical bulletins.

Committee Members

Mark Graham, Staff Liaison

Jim Barr
Chuck Chapman
Collin DeBuysere
Jean-Paul Grivas, Chairperson
Allen Hughes

Scott Kawulok
Sherri Miles, Vice chairperson liaison
George Patterson
Robert Therrien
David Tilsen

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