NRCA Announces 2019 Future Executives Institute Graduates

The National Roofing Contractors Association’s Future Executives Institute has announced its graduates for 2019. Graduates were recognized Feb. 12 during NRCA’s Industry Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception held during NRCA’s 132nd Annual Convention in Nashville.

FEI is a three-year educational program designed to develop the management and leadership skills of future and current roofing company leaders. The participants gathered in Chicago at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and at NRCA conventions for the past three years.

Following are FEI’s Class 8 graduates:

Donald Bergamy, president of Nations Roof Mid Atlantic, Baltimore

Daniel Boatwright, vice president/general manager of Springer Peterson Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., Lakeland, Fla.

Rodney Cadorette, vice president and COO of Porter Roofing Contractors Inc., Martinez, Ga.

Ryan Dill, senior project manager for NorthStar Construction Services Corp., Shirley, Mass.

Dominic Dunlap, president of DCG Roofing Solutions Inc., Des Plaines, Ill.

David Elizalde II, project manager for Competition Roofing Inc., Houston

Mike Godfrey, vice president of Godfrey Roofing Inc., Ottawa, Ontario

Joseph Guido, operations manager for Wagner Roofing, Hyattsville, Md.

Ronald Heath, vice president of The Roof Depot Inc., Alpharetta, Ga.

Will Jawish, director of construction for Gordian Energy Systems, Baltimore

Ileana Kilfian, preconstruction manager for Roofing Solutions LLC, Prairieville, La.

Michelle Martel, CFO of Function Enterprises Inc., Springfield, Va.

J. David Maxwell, vice president of services, Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., Nashville, Tenn.

Patrick McGlynn, project manager for Lakeside Roofing Co. Inc., Collinsville, Ill.

Jeffrey Money Jr., project manager for Ruff Roofers Inc., Baltimore

Kellie Paasch, general manager for Independent Roofing Co., Omaha, Neb.

Matthew Pauley, vice president of Superior Roofing & Construction, San Antonio

Stefan Peters, project manager for Preferred Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind.

Kevin Petersen, service manager for Carlson Racine Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., Racine, Wis.

Daniel Ritter, commercial division manager for Academy Roofing Inc., Aurora, Colo.

Ken Schmidt, senior project manager/estimator for Wayne’s Roofing Inc., Sumner, Wash.

Lacey Trokey, vice president of Black Roofing Inc., Boulder, Colo.

Michael Vodika, director of operations for Damschroder Roofing Inc., Fremont, Ohio

Michaelene Winters, RoofGuard manager for United Materials, Denver

John Ziolkowski, vice president of roofing operations for Korellis Roofing Inc., Hammond, Ind.

Additionally, Mickey Childress, president of Triad Roofing Co. Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., was recognized for graduating from FEI Class 7.

For more information about FEI or to apply for the program, visit www.nrca.net/fei.

NRCA Is Accepting Applications for Its Future Executives Institute

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) now is accepting applications for its Future Executives Institute (FEI), a comprehensive, powerful three-year program focused on leading and managing a successful roofing business. FEI’s first session is slated to be held Sept. 28 — Oct. 1. Classes will take place at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management campus in Chicago.

FEI, which is taught by Kellogg professors, industry leaders and field experts, offers participants an in-depth look at management theory and practice. Those who attend also benefit from unique industry networking opportunities while developing their leadership and communication skills.

“It is rare to have access to such accomplished and insightful minds in such a focused setting,” says 2013 FEI graduate, Marc Farrell, manager at A.W. Farrell & Son Inc., Salisbury, N.C. “NRCA has done an excellent job providing us with the opportunity to make improvements to ourselves, our companies and our industry.”

FEI provides basic business information, current industry topics, leadership and personal development opportunities, and team building exercises. Class size is limited to 30 roofing professionals to allow for in-depth conversations and class relationships during the three-year program.

The deadline for early-bird applications is June 1, 2014. Those who apply by this time will receive notice if they are accepted by June 16. The regular application deadline is Aug. 1.

Learn more about FEI or apply for the program.