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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.

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Committee Members

Alison LaValley, Staff Liaison

Krystal Amick Julia Barajas Cisneros Crystal Barlas Austin Barnhardt Jeffrey Beiriger Joseph Benedict Carla Blanton Sims Bill Bubenzer Marc Connerly Molly Craig Todd Darling Shelley Davison Manuel de Santiago Zhu Dongqing Jim Facette David Feemster Amanda Fields Judy Finnen Jennifer George Racheal Geyer Mike Gowl Heather Greenwell Heather Hadley Aaron Hall Tammara Hall Wendy Harvest Debbie Hathorne Lisa Henning Ron Hutton Joe Jenkins Mathieu Joubert Guy Karis Jeno Kassay John Kenney John Klinger Marnie Laycock Amanda Love Tim Lyons CAE Juanita MacDonald Yozo Mano Don Marks Eddie Marquez Michael McCann Bill McHugh Robin Miller Graham Moor Raul Moretton Yordan Nikolov Blake Parsons Lisa Pate Robert Pope John Quarnstrom Beth Quick Andrews Betsy Rahm Sarah Ramon Michael Rife Rita Romero Jessica Roque Andrew Rosenwach Karen Rutherford Peter Scudder Haruyuki Sekine Julia Smith Lisa Stevens Sylvie Straus-Figueroa Justin Sullivan Kim Swartzendruber Patsy Sweeney Jeanne Tempesta Michael Thompson Ellen Thorp Lorlelei Upshaw Dirk Van Kerckhove Ivan van Spronsen Karen Vermaire Fox Joel Viera Luis Vivaldi Viguie James Watts Philip Witte Jessica Wood C.F. Woortman

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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.

Committee Members

McKay Daniels, Staff Liaison

Nelson Braddy Robert Daly, Chairperson Mark Gaulin Helene Hardy Pierce T. Allen Lancaster

Minutes

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.

Committee Members

McKay Daniels and Harry Ryder, Staff Liaisons

Doug Duncan Rodney Petrick Nicholas Sabino Kent Schwickert Lisa Sprick Kyle Thomas, Chairperson

Minutes

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

Amy Staska, Staff Liaison

Chuck Chapman Collin DeBuysere David Hesse, Chairperson Gary Howes, Vice chairperson liaison George Patterson Tim Stephens Robert Willis

Objective

The ProCertification® Exams Task Force develops and actively maintains valid certification exams. The committee strengthens NRCA’s ongoing effort to recognize and promote professionalism within the industry by ensuring certification exams are sensible, consensus-based and accessible to all qualified industry professionals seeking an individual credential.

Committee Members

Jared Ribble, Staff Liaison

Brian (Tyler) Allwood Tom Biller Dick Bus Don Fry, Vice chairperson liaison Scott Kawulok, Chairperson Joel King Chris Rhoades Tim Stephens

Minutes

Objective

Engage and collaborate with national workforce development partners to expand the roofing industry’s footprint in the career and technical education 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

Brad Baker Patrick Cochran Rick Damato Susan DeGrassi Heidi Ellsworth John Fleming Don Fry, Vice chairperson liaison Paige Harvill George Horst John Kiesel Robert Kornahrens Michael Kruger Stephen Little Christian Madsen Gregory Malcolm CJ Martin Wendy Marvin Hillary McPartlon, Chairperson Roger Redden Nicholas Sabino Brynne Smith Mills Snell Henry Staggs Jason Stanley Tim Stephens

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 Brunno Batista Cheryl Chapman, Vice chairperson liaison Kyrah Coker Stephanie Daniels Tupac de la Cruz Mark DeFreitas Heidi Ellsworth Scott Gipson Erica Jackson, Chairperson Beth Kegley Michelle Lane Gregory Malcolm

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 Mark DeFreitas Gary Howes, Vice chairperson liaison Michael Kruger 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

McKay Daniels, Staff Liaison

Mardee Billingsley Piers Dormeyer Harry Esbenshade Ed Gallos Stan Graveline Rudy Gutierrez, Vice chairperson liaison Joshua Kelly, Chairperson Tim Kersey Dave Lawlor Stephen Little Jake Magalsky 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 Daniel Davis Tupac de la Cruz James Ellsworth Harry Esbenshade Scott Gipson Tammara Hall, Chairperson Tom Jensen Marc Jordan Daniel Kennedy Robert Kornahrens Michelle Lane Richard Lawson Matthew Leonard Will Lorenz Eddie Marquez Geoff Mitchell, Vice chairperson liaison Monica Murphy Mittel Amanda Nordmeyer Jonathan Reader Wade Shepherd Scott Shufflebarger Curtis Sutton Ellen Thorp Lance Van Winkle Tom Walker Jayne Williams David Workman John Yuko

Objective

To assist the industry in the development of a culture of safety fostered by management leadership and embraced by workers with the goal of keeping roofing workers safe from the moment they leave home until they return from work. The committee’s focus is to provide members with tools to proactively resolve safety issues and engrain in company workers the principle that the safe approach to work must always be the only approach.

Committee Members

Cheryl Ambrose and Rich Trewyn, Staff Liaisons

Refugio Alvarez Joel Barnes Chuck Chapman John Fleming Ed Gallos Rudy Gutierrez, Vice chairperson liaison David Hesse Bradley Jones Michael Kruger Richard Lawson, Chairperson Greg McNamara Neftali Ortiz Diana Petersen Rodney Petrick John Quarnstrom Rachel Reed Brynne Smith Keith Symons

Objective

To develop a membership structure to attract and engage those in the roofing industry who speak Spanish. The effort would include a new membership category (or categories) featuring lower-dues amounts, Spanish-language outreach, engagement and resources - along with potentially unique offerings (such as, local councils or meet-ups) to increase engagement and camaraderie. The members could be individuals, and/or companies.

Committee Members

Refugio Alvarez Brunno Batista Cheryl Chapman, Vice chairperson liaison Tupac de la Cruz, Chairperson Rudy Gutierrez Alex Hernandez

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.

Committee Members

McKay Daniels, Staff Liaison

Brian (Tyler) Allwood John Altmeyer Scott Baker Gordon Blickle Greg Bloom Dick Bus John Campbell Jason Dark Steven Del'Nero Anthony Diodati Piers Dormeyer John Doyle Doug Duncan, Chairperson Kenneth Farrish Scott Gipson Kirk Goodrum Stan Graveline Paul Hantz Greg Hudson Derrick Hutchinson Joshua Kelly Tim Kersey Michelle Lane Dave Lawlor Scott Lelling Will Lorenz Curtis Maas Pat McCoy Joseph Mellott J.K. Milliken Dan Murphy Amanda Nordmeyer Michael Polizzi Chris Salazar Michael Schneider Stephen Schwar Wade Shepherd Joseph Smith Stefano Spelar Lisa Sprick Jason Stanley Kyle Thomas Daniel Tinker Tom Walker Richard Zegelbone

Minutes

Objective

Develop and implement strategies to address the roofing industry’s 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

Paul Gerwen and Ambika Reid, Staff Liaisons

Brian Baker Rick Damato Daniel Davis Mark DeFreitas Piers Dormeyer Rudy Gutierrez, Vice chairperson liaison Paige Harvill Greg Hudson Joshua Kelly Vincent Malizia Wendy Marvin Bob Morgan Jessica Phlipot James Prusak Roger Redden Andrew Rogers David Sanders J. J. Smithey, Chairperson Jason Stanley Peter Stevens Curtis Sutton

Objective

Develop, implement and 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.

Committee Members

Cheryl Ambrose and Rich Trewyn, Staff Liaisons

Rudy Gutierrez, Vice chairperson liaison David Hesse, Member (One Year) Erica Jackson, Member (One Year) Sherri Miles, Member (Three Years) Nicholas Sabino, Member (Two Years) Kyle Thomas, Chairperson

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

McKay Daniels, Staff Liaison

Pascal Civati Rick Damato Stephanie Daniels Daniel Davis Zhu Dongqing Piers Dormeyer Ed Gallos Tammara Hall Gary Howes, Chairperson Greg Hudson Joshua Kelly Daniel Kennedy Tim Kersey Luke Mccormack Graham Moor Richard Radobenko Haruyuki Sekine Stefano Spelar Jason Stanley James Talman Dirk Van Kerckhove Philip Witte

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: Steep-slope Roof Systems – 2024 for publication as a new edition in January 2024. Develop interim updates to the 2021, 2022 and 2023 editions as needed as new technical information and guidelines become available.

Committee Members

Maciek Rupar, Staff Liaison

Brian (Tyler) Allwood Scott Baxter Collin DeBuysere Jean-Paul Grivas Alex Hernandez, Vice chairperson liaison Allen Hughes Bryan Karel John Kiesel Rondi Perry Lynn Price, Chairperson James Prusak Chris Rhoades Chris Riskus

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 Brian Baker Greg Bloom Rachna Butani Bhatt Cheryl Chapman, Vice chairperson liaison Manuel de Santiago Sandy Farrell Peter Horch, Chairperson Vincent Malizia John McCurry Rachel Reed Andrew Rogers Peter Stevens

Objective

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

Committee Members

McKay Daniels, Staff Liaison

Jim Barr, Chairperson Rodney Petrick Nicholas Sabino Kent Schwickert Kyle Thomas

Minutes

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.

Committee Members

Harry Ryder, Staff Liaison

Doug Duncan Harry Esbenshade Robert McNamara, Chairperson Rodney Petrick Lisa Sprick Kyle Thomas

Minutes

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

Janice Davis and Amy Staska, Staff Liaisons

Rachna Butani Bhatt Cheryl Chapman, Vice chairperson liaison Chad Collins Erica Jackson Bradley Jones Matthew Leonard CJ Martin, Chairperson Greg McNamara Monica Murphy Mittel J. J. Smithey Mills Snell Bradley Sutter Robert Therrien Robert Willis

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

Tom Biller Blaine Braun Marc Connerly Peter Horch Gary Howes, Vice chairperson liaison Greg Hudson John Kiesel Stephen Little Christian Madsen Hillary McPartlon Monica Murphy Mittel Frank Palmer Diana Petersen David Sanders Nelson Smiley Tim Stephens, Chairperson Bradley Sutter 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

Bill Baley Greg Bloom James Ellsworth Sandy Farrell Marc Jordan Cindy McCarter Geoff Mitchell, Vice chairperson liaison Amanda Nordmeyer Frank Palmer Jonathan Reader Brian Schaut Scott Shufflebarger Kelly Van Winkle, Chairperson Tom Walker Jayne Williams David Workman

Objective

Identify industry stakeholders impacted by ProCertification, and create strategies for these stakeholders to engage with, and drive ProCertification into the marketplace.

Committee Members

Jared Ribble, Staff Liaison

Don Fry, Vice chairperson liaison Ron Harriman Scott Kawulok Beth Kegley Joel King CJ Martin Sherri Miles, Chairperson

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, Staff Liaison

John Campbell Don Fry, Vice chairperson liaison Tammara Hall Helene Hardy Pierce Paige Harvill, Chairperson CJ Martin Bob Moretti Bob Morgan Kent Schwickert Curtis Sutton Keith Symons 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

Jaime Sessions, Staff Liaison

Brad Baker Cheryl Chapman, Vice chairperson liaison Patrick Cochran Stephanie Daniels Frank DeFrancisco Brenna Driver Peter Horch Bryan Karel Stephen Little Wendy Marvin, Chairperson Michelle McNerlin Michael Parlier James Prusak

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

Bill Baley Greg Bloom John Boling John Campbell Mike Davis Susan DeGrassi Brenna Driver Scott Gipson, Chairperson Tammara Hall Helene Hardy Pierce Scott Kawulok Justin Koscher Richard Lawson Jake Magalsky Cindy McCarter Bill McHugh Geoff Mitchell, Vice chairperson liaison Frank Palmer Michael Parlier Lisa Pate Robert Pope Scott Shufflebarger Henry Staggs Patsy Sweeney Lance Van Winkle Joel Viera Tom Walker

Objective

Consider and determine roofing contractors’ roles in sustainability. Develop a plan on how NRCA will communicate sustainability-related information to NRCA members, the roofing industry at large and consumers.

Committee Members

Mark Graham, Staff Liaison

Scott Baxter Blaine Braun Alex Hernandez, Vice chairperson liaison Peter Horch Scott Kawulok Christian Madsen Wendy Marvin Sherri Miles George Patterson, Chairperson Diana Petersen

Minutes

Objective

Direct and manage NRCA’s technical activities, including NRCA technical committees and task forces. 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

Chuck Chapman Tupac de la Cruz Collin DeBuysere Jean-Paul Grivas, Chairperson Alex Hernandez, Vice chairperson liaison Allen Hughes Bryan Karel George Patterson Robert Therrien
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