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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 Todd Darling Shelley Davison Manuel de Santiago Zhu Dongqing Jim Facette David Feemster Amanda Fields Judy Finnen Racheal Geyer Mike Gowl Heather Greenwell Heather Hadley Aaron Hall Tammara Hall Katelynn Hare Tim Harris 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 Lisa Pate Megan Pope John Quarnstrom Beth Quick Andrews Betsy Rahm Sarah Ramon Michael Rife Rita Romero Jessica Roque Andrew Rosenwach Karen Rutherford Peter Scudder Haruyuki Sekine Vickie Sharples Julia Smith Lisa Stevens Sylvie Straus-Figueroa Justin Sullivan Patsy Sweeney Jeanne Tempesta Michael Thompson Lorlelei Upshaw Dirk Van Kerckhove Ivan van Spronsen Joel Viera Luis Vivaldi Viguie James Watts Philip Witte Jessica Wood C.F. Woortman

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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

Jim Barr Nelson Braddy Robert Daly Mark Gaulin, Chairman T. Allen Lancaster

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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 Vesna Nikolic, Staff Liaisons

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

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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, Chairperson Collin DeBuysere Paige Harvill David Hesse, Vice chairperson liaison George Patterson Diana Peterson Robert Willis

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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 Michelle Boykin Patrick Cochran Rick Damato Susan DeGrassi Heidi Ellsworth John Fleming Paige Harvill John Kiesel, Chairman Robert Kornahrens Michael Kruger Michelle Lane Stephen Little Christian Madsen Gregory Malcolm Hillary McPartlon Sherri Miles Roger Redden Brynne Smith Mills Snell Jason Stanley Tim Stephens, Vice chairman liaison Jason Tetterton John Yuko

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

Judy Perez and Jorge Rivera, Staff Liaisons

Alexandra Chacon Kyrah Coker Chad Cron Stephanie Daniels Tupac de la Cruz, Vice chairman liaison Mark DeFreitas Susan DeGrassi Heidi Ellsworth Erica Jackson Beth Kegley Michelle Lane, Chairperson Gregory Malcolm Rachel Reed Lorna Rojas

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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, Jared Ribble, and Tom Shanahan, Staff Liaisons

John Barker Christopher Bowman William Cole David Hesse, Vice chairman liaison Dean Jagusch Michael Kruger Geoff Mitchell, Chairman Bob Morgan Diana Petersen Lynn Price J. J. Smithey Jason Tetterton

Objective

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

Committee Members

Maggie Kosinski and Jessica Priske, Staff Liaisons

Mardee Billingsley Piers Dormeyer Harry Esbenshade Ed Gallos Stan Graveline Gary Howes, Vice chairman liaison Joshua Kelly, Chairperson Tim Kersey Dave Lawlor Stephen Little Jake Magalsky Richard Radobenko Kent Schwickert Jason Stanley

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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

Eric Cason Cheryl Chapman, Vice chairperson liaison Chad Cron Daniel Davis James Ellsworth Harry Esbenshade Scott Gipson Tammara Hall Tom Jensen Marc Jordan Robert Kornahrens Richard Lawson Will Lorenz Eddie Marquez Amanda Nordmeyer Jonathan Reader Lorna Rojas Wade Shepherd Scott Shufflebarger Ellen Thorp Tom Walker Jayne Williams David Workman John Yuko, Chairman

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

Joel Barnes Micah Burgess John Fleming Ed Gallos Gary Howes, Vice chairman liaison Bradley Jones Michael Kruger Richard Lawson, Chairperson Craig Lowrie Greg McNamara Neftali Ortiz Rodney Petrick John Quarnstrom Charles Rademacher Richard Radobenko Joseph Redd 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

Jeff Jarvis, Staff Liaison

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

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 Eric Brown Dick Bus John Campbell Jason Dark Steven Del'Nero Piers Dormeyer John Doyle Doug Duncan Heidi Ellsworth Scott Gipson Kirk Goodrum Stan Graveline Paul Hantz James Heisey Alex Hernandez, Chairman Brian Hobdy 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 Kenneth Roberts Chris Salazar Michael Schneider Stephen Schwar Wade Shepherd Joseph Smith Stefano Spelar Lisa Sprick Jason Stanley Daniel Tinker Tom Walker Aaron Weinstein Richard Zegelbone

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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 Johny Hayden, Staff Liaisons

David Hesse, Chairman Gary Howes, Vice chairman liaison Erica Jackson, Member (One Year) John Kiesel, Member (Six Years) Sherri Miles, Member (Four Years) Neftali Ortiz, Member (Five Years) Nicholas Sabino, 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

Maggie Kosinski and Jessica Priske, Staff Liaisons

Blaine Braun Alexandra Chacon Pascal Civati Zhu Dongqing Piers Dormeyer Ed Gallos Gary Howes, Chairman Dean Jagusch Joshua Kelly Dave Lawlor Jake Magalsky Luke Mccormack Graeme Millar Graham Moor Jose Morgado Richard Radobenko Haidee Ryan Haruyuki Sekine Stefano Spelar Hans-Peter Springinsfeld James Talman Jorge Valdes Dirk Van Kerckhove Philip Witte VIvian Yan

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Develop and participate in the annual roundtable event at the International Roofing Expo.® Also, create topics for attendees to discuss during the roundtable event, as well as serve as facilitators and/or panelists.

Committee Members

Paul Gerwen and Ambika Reid, Staff Liaisons

Rick Damato Mark DeFreitas Paige Harvill Gary Howes, Vice chairperson liaison Greg Hudson Wendy Marvin Sherri Miles Geoff Mitchell Bob Morgan David Sanders J. J. Smithey, Chairperson Bradley Sutter Curtis Sutton

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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—2022 for publication as a new edition in January 2026. Develop interim updates to the 2023, 2024, and 2025 editions as needed as new technical information and guidelines become available.

Committee Members

Nicholas Gallagher and Maciek Rupar, Staff Liaisons

Brian (Tyler) Allwood Scott Baxter Blaine Braun Eric Cason Chad Collins, Vice chairman liaison Collin DeBuysere Matt Dupuis Jean-Paul Grivas Allen Hughes Bryan Karel Lynn Price, Chairperson James Prusak Chris Rhoades Chris Riskus

Objective

Develop, implement and support targeted membership programs and initiatives aimed at fostering increased membership growth, diversity and inclusion within the NRCA's membership community. Additionally, play a role in strategically guiding recruitment and retention efforts to ensure the representation and engagement of underrepresented groups within NRCA.

Committee Members

Jeff Jarvis, Staff Liaison

Greg Bloom Rachna Butani Bhatt Tupac de la Cruz, Vice chairperson liaison Manuel de Santiago Heidi Ellsworth Peter Horch, Chairperson Erica Jackson Michelle Lane Vincent Malizia Wendy Marvin Richard Radobenko Amparo Sancen

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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

Rodney Petrick Nicholas Sabino Kent Schwickert, Chairman Lisa Sprick Kyle Thomas

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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

McKay Daniels and Vesna Nikolic, Staff Liaisons

Rick Bonfim Doug Duncan Harry Esbenshade Alex Hernandez Jack Krapf Robert McNamara Nicholas Sabino, Chairman Lisa Sprick Kyle Thomas

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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

Amy Staska and Crystal Wukovits, Staff Liaisons

John Barker Rachna Butani Bhatt Chad Cron Jeff Embow Bradley Jones Greg McNamara, Chairman Monica Murphy Mittel J. J. Smithey Mills Snell Tim Stephens, Vice chairman liaison Bradley Sutter Robert Therrien Robert Willis

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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 program development.

Committee Members

Amy Staska, Staff Liaison

Tom Biller Christopher Bowman Michelle Boykin Marc Connerly Jeff Embow David Hesse, Vice chairman liaison Peter Horch Greg Hudson Dean Jagusch John Kiesel Dave Lawlor Christian Madsen Hillary McPartlon Monica Murphy Mittel Diana Petersen, Chairperson Michael Polizzi Amparo Sancen David Sanders Tom Siebert Nelson Smiley Peter Stevens Bradley Sutter Jason Tetterton

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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

Greg Bloom, Chairman Cheryl Chapman, Vice chairperson liaison Kyrah Coker Daniel Davis James Ellsworth Sandy Farrell Rudy Gutierrez Marc Jordan Joel King Michael Mitchell Robyn Ommen Frank Palmer Jonathan Reader Tom Walker Jayne Williams David Workman

Objective

Develop policies and procedures that ensure industry certifications are sensible, defensible, consensus-based, maintain high value to all industry stakeholders, and implement strategies to drive ProCertification into the marketplace.

Committee Members

Jared Ribble, Staff Liaison

Christopher Bowman Michelle Boykin John Campbell Vince Ellison Tammara Hall Helene Hardy Pierce Paige Harvill, Chairperson Scott Kawulok Beth Kegley Joel King Sherri Miles Geoff Mitchell Bob Moretti Bob Morgan Chris Rhoades Tom Siebert Tim Stephens, Vice chairman liaison Keith Symons

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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

Bradley Martz, Staff Liaison

Brad Baker Patrick Cochran Stephanie Daniels Tupac de la Cruz, Vice chairman liaison Frank DeFrancisco Jean-Paul Grivas Peter Horch Bryan Karel Stephen Little Vincent Malizia Wendy Marvin, Chairperson 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

Greg Bloom John Boling Chad Buhrman John Campbell, Chairman Cheryl Chapman, Vice chairperson liaison Mike Davis Susan DeGrassi Scott Gipson Tammara Hall Helene Hardy Pierce Scott Kawulok Justin Koscher Richard Lawson Jake Magalsky Michael Mitchell Frank Palmer Michael Parlier Lisa Pate Megan Pope Jessica Roque Scott Shufflebarger Patsy Sweeney Joel Viera Tom Walker John Yuko

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In conjunction with NRCA’s Technical Operations Committee, review NRCA’s existing materials and guidance on rooftop PV installations and develop a white paper or other suitable communication piece for roofing contractors to use in explaining NRCA’s best practice guidelines for the installation of, and general consideration for, rooftop PV installations on low and steep-slope roof assemblies.

Committee Members

Glen Clapper and Nicholas Gallagher, Staff Liaisons

Eric Cason William Cole Rudy Gutierrez Bryan Karel, Chair Robert Kornahrens Stephen Little Geoff Mitchell Erick Quintero

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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

Glen Clapper and Kurt Fester, Staff Liaisons

Scott Baxter Blaine Braun Chad Collins, Vice chairperson liaison Jeff Embow Rudy Gutierrez Scott Kawulok Wendy Marvin Sherri Miles Geoff Mitchell Shawn Morgan George Patterson, Chairperson Diana Petersen

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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 Chad Collins, Vice chairman liaison Collin DeBuysere Jean-Paul Grivas Allen Hughes Bryan Karel, Chairman George Patterson Robert Therrien
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