Activity from NAEC and NAESA

BoC members discuss year-end business and updates.

NAEC Adds Staff Member

Darrah Johnson has joined the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) staff as certification board and office assistant. Johnson’s responsibilities will be serving as staff liaison to the certification board and managing tasks for NAEC’s American National Standards Institute accreditation, as well as handling the education-board ballots. She will also be responsible for daily administrative duties. She has experience in accreditation and certification, project and conflict management, handling of contractual and legal documents, and daily administrative duties. “Please join us in welcoming Darrah to the NAEC family,” NAEC Executive Director Teresa Witham said.

NAESA Boards Meet in Las Vegas

NAESA International boards met in Las Vegas in late February to wrap up year-end business and discuss updates to educational credit allowed for code-meeting attendance and in-house training. NAESA objectives were discussed and documented. NAESA Executive Director Bob Shepherd introduced Certification Coordinator Emerald McGehee, Education Coordinator Megan Fitzmaurice and Education Director Jack Day. Instructors are Charlie Slater, Jonathan Brooks, Bill Snyder and Greg DeCola. Following the Board of Certification (BoC) meeting, the executive and finance committees met. The full board, which includes Chris Shade (secretary), Paul Zweig, Dan Schmaltz, Gary Barnes, Stephanie Coyne, Jim Borwey, Dean McLellan (president), Slater, Snyder (vice president), Carl McDilda, Chris Dodds (treasurer), Barry Blackaby and Davis Turner (board advisor), with board advisor George Gibson conferenced in by phone, were scheduled to meet the next day. All who were there for the meetings had dinner together at Treasure Island casino buffet, and a good time was had by all. — reported by Ricia Sturgeon-Hendrick

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