As you know, in November we lost one of our great friends Larry Baker to an untimely passing. Larry was instrumental in the growth of this organization and in recent years handled much of the day to day administrative duties for us. We will miss him and his generous contributions greatly.
The Executive Board decided the best course of action to replace Larry was with an association manager. In 2016 I met Ed Walsh, who was working as Executive Director for an organization called the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals (ASCSP) on a part time basis. I was a presenter at their conference to speak about the NACA and how our organizations have strong potential synergy.
I recently reached out to Ed, and he expressed a keen interest in the position. Ed comes to us with over 20 years in the construction industry association arena on a regional and national basis. He started out as the vice president of member services for the CT Associated Builders & Contractors, then he served as the Executive Director for the American Society of Professional Estimators before going independent in 2009. He has managed construction and real estate industry associations most of his last 20 years. Ed has done association building work in 38 states and nearly every major city, organized dozens of conferences for clients, webinars and other events. He has “worked” dozens of construction industry trade shows around the US and put together ten Conferences for the ASCSP including a successful one in Nashville last year. He will work on a part time basis for the NACA, but the hours are not fixed so he will be “on call” and available as members need him.
Ed’s official start date as Executive Director was Friday February 15th, but he is ready to go now, so you are welcome to call him on his cell 804-457-8960, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with him on Linked In- https://www.linkedin.com/in/walshedward/ where he has over 2,000 construction industry contacts.