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Daily update—Thursday, March 2

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During the annual NRCA Member Meeting and Elections yesterday following the International Roofing Expo® (IRE) keynote address, members voted to approve the 2017-18 slate of officers.

The following were elected officers for 2017-18:

Chairman of the Board: Jim Barr, Barr Roofing Co., Abilene, Texas
Chairman of the Board-elect: Kent Schwickert, Schwickert’s Tecta America of Mankato LLC Mankato, Minn.
Vice Chairman (one-year term): David Tilsen, Tilsen Roofing Co. Inc., Madison, Wis
Vice Chairmen (two-year term): David Hesse, Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc., Wheeling, W.Va.
Nick Sabino, Deer Park Roofing Inc., Cincinnati
J.J. Smithey, Frost Roofing Inc. Wapakoneta, Ohio

Today's activities include a union breakfast program, "Securing the Future of Union Contracting," hosted by NRCA and for contractors only, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from 7 to 9:15 a.m.; The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress' Construction Management Student Competition at 7:45 a.m., also at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center; and NRCA's International Relations Committee meeting at 8 a.m. ROOFPAC, NRCA's political action committee, will hold its silent auction today beginning at 11 a.m. at NRCA's booth, No. 1741; final bids are due by 4 p.m. NRCA's Industry Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The reception will include recognition of NRCA's J.A. Piper Award winner; NRCA's Future Executives Institute Class 7 graduates; and presentations of NRCA's Gold Circle Awards, The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress' Most Valuable Player Awards and Construction Management Student Competition winners, 2017 Charlie Raymond Membership Awards and CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award. ROOFPAC will host a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at Skyfall Lounge at The Delano Hotel.

The NRCA member lounge will be open today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at NRCA's booth No. 1741, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Today, IRE registration will be available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, and the exhibit hall will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. IRE's educational conferences will be held from 7:45 to 11:15 a.m. at the convention center.

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