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

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.

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Committee Members

Reid Ribble, Staff Liaison

Nelson Braddy, Chairperson
Mark Gaulin
Helene Hardy Pierce

Bruce McCrory
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.

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Committee Members

Reid Ribble and Harry Ryder, Staff Liaisons

Jim Barr
Nelson Braddy
Rodney Petrick
Lindy Ryan

Nicholas Sabino, Chairperson
Kent Schwickert
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.

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Committee Members

McKay Daniels and Mark Graham, Staff Liaisons

Randy Adams
John Embow
David Hesse
George Patterson

Dennis Runyan, Chairperson
Lisa Sprick, Vice chairperson liaison
Robert Willis

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

Frank Perna, Staff Liaison

Brian (Tyler) Allwood
Refugio Alvarez
William Baley
Scott Baxter
Nelson Braddy
Dick Bus
Jim Hanson

Bryan Karel, Vice chairperson liaison
Scott Kawulok, Chairperson
Robert Reale
Chris Rhoades
Tim Stephens
Robert Therrien
Steven Wadding

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

Alison LaValley and Reid Ribble, Staff Liaisons

Refugio Alvarez
John Arellano, Co-chairperson
Stephanie Daniels
Mark DeFreitas
Brenna Driver
Jennifer Ford-Smith
Rudy Gutierrez

Erica Jackson, Co-chairperson
Kyle King
Kellie Paasch
Lindy Ryan
Bradley Sutter, Vice chairman liaison
Curtis Sutton
James Thomas

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

Cheryl Chapman
Mark DeFreitas
Luke Duffy, Co-chairperson
Bryan Karel, Vice chairperson liaison
Richard Lawson
Matthew Leonard
Geoff Mitchell

Shawn Morgan
Diana Petersen, Co-chairperson
Lynn Price
Jonathan Reader
J. J. Smithey
Tim Stephens

Objective

Engage globally to gain access to knowledge, innovation and diversity that enriches NRCA and its membership, while making it more relevant and competitive in the future. Develop informed strategies to successfully navigate the opportunities and challenges of global markets and identify objectives and tactics to manage and achieve the association’s global growth strategies.

Committee Members

Anne Schroeder, Staff Liaison

Mardee Billingsley
Dane Bradford
Mark DeFreitas
Piers Dormeyer
John Embow
Harry Esbenshade
Scott Gipson
Stan Graveline
Gary Howes

Joshua Kelly, Chairperson
Tim Kersey
Dave Lawlor
Stephen Little
Kent Schwickert
Bradley Sutter, Vice chairperson liaison
Stephen Teal
James Thomas
Brian Whelan

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
Joel Barnes
Timothy Blue
Chad Collins
Tupac De La Cruz, Vice chairperson liaison
Harry Esbenshade
Scott Gipson
Tammara Hall, Chairperson
Gary Howes
John Kalkreuth
Robert Kornahrens
Michelle Lane
Richard Lawson

Matthew Leonard
Will Lorenz
Eddie Marquez
Joseph Mellott
Monica Murphy Mittel
Chad Paris
Jonathan Reader
Wade Shepherd
Curtis Sutton
Lance Van Winkle
Jayne Williams
David Workman

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

Harry Dietz and Tom Shanahan, Staff Liaisons

Refugio Alvarez
Joel Barnes
Scott Baxter
Collin DeBuysere
Scott Donnelly
Doug Duncan, Vice chairperson liaison
John Embow
David Hesse, Chairperson

Richard Lawson
John Miller
Dan Nowak
Diana Petersen
John Quarnstrom
Rachel Reed
Brian Schaut

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.

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Committee Members

Reid Ribble, Staff Liaison

Brian (Tyler) Allwood
Scott Baker
Greg Bloom
Dick Bus
John Campbell
John Corbett
Jason Dark
Anthony Diodati
Piers Dormeyer
John Doyle
Kenneth Farrish
Scott Gipson
Paul Hantz
Helene Hardy Pierce
Peter Hicks
Greg Hudson
Joshua Kelly
Tim Kersey
Michelle Lane
Dave Lawlor
Scott Lelling
Will Lorenz
Curtis Maas

Greg Malarkey
Pat McCoy
Joseph Mellott
Max Miller
J.K. Milliken
Dan Murphy
Rodney Petrick
Michael Polizzi
Nicholas Sabino
Chris Salazar
Chris Schmidt
Michael Schneider
Nick Shears
Wade Shepherd
Joseph Smith
Stefano Spelar
James Thomas
Kyle Thomas, Chairman
Daniel Tinker
Tom Walker
Brian Whelan
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

Alison LaValley and Ambika Reid, Staff Liaisons

Charles Antis
Cheryl Chapman
Collin DeBuysere
Brenna Driver
Jennifer Ford-Smith
Jeff Guritza
Paige Harvill
Joshua Kelly
Kyle King

CJ Martin
Sherri Miles, Vice chairperson liaison
Bob Morgan, Chairperson
Lisa Pate
Farasha Polk
David Sanders
J. J. Smithey
Curtis Sutton
Christian Zimprich

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

Tom Shanahan and Rich Trewyn, Staff Liaisons

Monica Cameron, Member (Six Years)
Doug Duncan, Vice chairperson liaison
Alex Hernandez, Chairperson
David Hesse, Member (Five Years)

Erica Jackson, Member (Three Years)
Rodney Petrick, Member (Two Years)
Kyle Thomas, Member (Four Years)

Objective

Increase NRCA’s visibility and name recognition abroad by improving communication and relation- ships with international counterparts and international affiliate organizations. Work and meet with NRCA international members to develop contacts and identify areas where an NRCA presence could benefit the region and association. Partner with existing industry associations to share and improve the dissemination of technical information, educational opportunities and training. Participate in international roofing-related conventions and exhibitions and explore opportunities for information exchange with international delegations that attend NRCA’s annual convention.

Committee Members

Anne Schroeder, Staff Liaison

Dane Bradford
Pascal Civati
Zhu Dongqing
Piers Dormeyer
John Embow, Chairperson
Rudy Gutierrez
Joshua Kelly
Frank Louwers
William T. Mansell

Graham Moor
Stefano Spelar
Bradley Sutter, Vice chairperson liaison
James Talman
Stephen Teal
Dirk Van Kerckhove
Guido Vandervelt
Hajime Yamazaki

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
Brad Baker
Collin DeBuysere, Chairperson
Kirk Goodrum
Jean-Paul Grivas
Kevin Gwaltney
Steven Harvey, Vice chairperson

Allen Hughes
Bob Kulp
Lynn Price
Chris Riskus
Kurt Sosinski
Lisa Sprick, Vice chairperson liaison

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

Jorge Rivera, Staff Liaison

Troy Baker
Greg Bloom
Mike Davis
Manuel de Santiago
Sandy Farrell
Rudy Gutierrez
Steven Harvey
Peter Horch
Scott Kawulok, Chairperson

Daniel Kennedy
Kyle King
Michelle Lane
Sherri Miles, Vice chairperson liaison
Geoff Mitchell
James Patterson
Rachel Reed
Michael Schneider

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

Maciek Rupar, Staff Liaison

Dick Bus
Kevin Gwaltney
Joseph Mellott

Lisa Sprick, Vice chairperson liaison
Stephen Teal
Robert Therrien, Chairperson

Objective

As determined by the organization's board of directors.

Minutes

Committee Members

Harry Ryder, Staff Liaison

Carl Good, Assistant secretary

Reid Ribble, Secretary

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

Reid Ribble, Staff Liaison

Jim Barr
Dennis Conway
Lindy Ryan, Chairperson

Nicholas Sabino
Kent Schwickert

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

Alison LaValley, Staff Liaison

Cheryl Chapman
Rick Damato
Paige Harvill
George Horst
Michael Johannes
Robert Kornahrens
Michelle Lane

Stephen Little
CJ Martin
Hillary McPartlon
Bob Morgan
Nicholas Sabino, Chairperson
Tim Stephens
Bradley Sutter, Vice chairperson liaison

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

Harry Esbenshade
Robert McNamara
Rodney Petrick

Lindy Ryan, Chairperson
Nicholas Sabino
Kyle Thomas

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
Kevin Gwaltney
Matthew Leonard
CJ Martin
Monica Murphy Mittel

George Patterson, Chairperson
J. J. Smithey
Bradley Sutter, Vice chairperson liaison
Robert Therrien
Robert Willis

Objective

Provide oversight and direction to NRCA University, its vision, mission and brand. 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, Chairperson
Brunno Batista
Tom Biller
Chad Collins
Marc Connerly
Luke Duffy
John Embow
Jon Gardner
Peter Horch
Bryan Karel, Vice chairperson liaison

Ken Kelly
Robert Kornahrens
Hillary McPartlon
Geoff Mitchell
Monica Murphy Mittel
Chad Paris
Dan Stella
Tim Stephens
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

Duane Musser, Staff Liaison

Charles Antis
William Baley
Greg Bloom
Timothy Blue
Tupac De La Cruz, Vice chairperson liaison
Sandy Farrell
Jennifer Ford-Smith
Don Fry
Jeff Guritza
Tammara Hall

David Hesse
John Kalkreuth
Jonathan Reader
Brian Schaut
Kelly Van Winkle, Chairperson
Tom Walker
Jayne Williams
David Workman
Christian Zimprich

Objective

Research, develop, author and validate a consensus-based body of knowledge and exam(s) for the Metal Panel Systems Certification in conformance with the ISO 17024 certification standard. Ensure that the development process upholds high levels of validity and defensibility as set forth by the ProCertification Oversight Committee and creates value for all industry stakeholders.

Minutes

Committee Members

Frank Perna and John Schehl, Staff Liaisons

Brad Baker
Ryan Broom
Ken Buchinger
Dick Bus, Chairperson
Rob Haddock

Bryan Karel, Vice chairperson liaison
T. Allen Lancaster
Matthew Leonard
Joseph Scrofani
Bob Zabcik

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

Denise Malcolm and John Schehl, Staff Liaisons

Randy Adams
Trent Cotney
Thomas Gernetzke, RBEC, FRCI
Helene Hardy Pierce
Paige Harvill
Alex Hernandez
Bryan Karel, Vice chairperson liaison
Joshua Kelly

Tim Kersey
Bob Moretti
Bob Morgan
David Sanders, Chairperson
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

John Arellano
Troy Baker
Patrick Cochran
Stephanie Daniels
Scott Donnelly
Piers Dormeyer
Don Fry
Peter Horch

Gary Howes
Ken Kelly, Chairperson
Daniel Kennedy
Sherri Miles, Vice chairperson liaison
Brian Partyka
Michael Schneider
Derric Stull
Clint Vaughn

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

Duane Musser, Staff Liaison

Charles Antis
Troy Baker
William Baley, Co-chairperson
Greg Bloom
Timothy Blue
John Boling
Mike Davis
Tupac De La Cruz, Vice chairperson liaison
Brenna Driver
Don Fry
Scott Gipson, Co-chairperson
Tammara Hall
Helene Hardy Pierce

Ken Kelly
Justin Koscher
Bob Kulp
Bill McHugh
Kellie Paasch
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

Glen Clapper and Maciek Rupar, Staff Liaisons

Helene Hardy Pierce, Chairperson
Peter Horch
Ken Kelly

Bob Kulp
Chris Rhoades
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
Jean-Paul Grivas
Allen Hughes
Scott Kawulok

George Patterson, Chairperson
Lisa Sprick, Vice chairperson liaison
Stephen Teal
David Tilsen

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