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NASCLA Names 2019/2020 Officers, Board of Directors

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Updated: Monday, September 16, 2019
 
 
   
 
 2019/2020 NASCLA Officers/BOD

The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) announces the installation of its 2019/2020 Board of Directors and Executive Officers.

NASCLA's twenty-three (23) board members serve one-year terms from September to September, commencing at the association's annual conference each fall. This year's Officers and Board of Directors were appointed on Wednesday, August 28th, at NASCLA's 57th Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

 

Tim Norman, President, serves as the Executive Director for the North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors

Stephanie Lee, 1st Vice President, serves as the Executive Director for the Mississippi State Board of Contractors.

David Fogt, 2nd Vice President, serves as the Registrar for the California Contractors State License Board.

Keith Warren, Treasurer, serves as the Executive Director for the Alabama Electrical Contractors Board.

Greg Crow, Treasurer-Elect, serves as the Administrator for the Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board.

Dale Dawson, Secretary, serves as the Executive Director for the North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating, and Fire Sprinkler Contractors.

Janet Baumberger, Immediate Past President, serves as the Administrator for the South Carolina Residential Builders Commission.

Melissa McBride, Past President, serves as the Contractor Compliance Program Analyst for the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.

George Whalen, Fiscal Policy Representative, NASCLA Past President and Honorary Member

Kathy S. LeCroix, Fiscal Policy Representative, NASCLA Past President and Honorary Member

The NASCLA Board of Directors includes the association Officers and 18 others from contractor licensing agencies across the United States.

For the full press release with the NASCLA Board of Directors, please see the PDF below. 

 
 
 
 

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NASCLA Contractors Scholarship Program 2019 Winners!

Posted By Administration, Thursday, August 15, 2019
Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
 
 
   
 

NASCLA Contractors Scholarship Program 2019 Winners!

The NASCLA Contractor Scholarship Program provides an opportunity for two (2) recipients to be awarded a complimentary invite package to the NASCLA 2019 Annual Conference from August 26-29, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland.

The purpose of this scholarship program is to encourage students to pursue a career in the construction industry. The award includes travel arrangements, hotel, registration and $750 in cash. The opportunity provides industry-wide recognition, networking opportunities, a conference mentor, the option to participate in a moderated panel discussion and a certificate of attendance. We are delighted to announce the two winners of the NASCLA 2019 Contractors Scholarship Program are Zachary Ford and Sabrina Aguilar. Both candidates come highly recommended and are strong ambassadors for the future of our industry!

 

  


Zachary Ford
The University of Southern Mississippi
Construction Management

“I have discovered that one’s career is reflective of what they invest in it. I can honestly say that I see a future for myself in construction since it is a rare workforce in that it offers the opportunity to learn something daily and since one constantly learns, one constantly grows as an individual.”


Sabrina Aguilar
Grand Canyon University
Ed.D. (Building and Construction Trade Management)

“Working in the construction industry is rewarding because I know I am making difference in the lives of others every day.”

 
 
 
 

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NASCLA ANNOUNCES 2019 NATIONAL COORDINATED ENFORCEMENT EFFORT

Posted By Administration, Thursday, June 27, 2019
Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2019
     
   
 
 

NASCLA ANNOUNCES 2019 NATIONAL
COORDINATED ENFORCEMENT EFFORT

THE OPERATION INCLUDED 11 STATE MEMBERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, TARGETING UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS


PHOENIX, AZ – JUNE 27, 2019
The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies NASCLA participated in a national coordinated enforcement effort the weeks of June 3 – 21, 2019 which included 11 NASCLA State Members who took part in this event across the country. The states that participated were Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, and Utah.

Please click here to view the full press release which includes individual state statistics and information.

The national coordinated enforcement effort focused on elevating the regulatory agency’s presence in the community and nationally. The goal of our state members was to come together in a united partnership to promote both consumer and public protection through the licensing and/or registration of contractors. The national coordinated enforcement effort involved state public information departments, investigative departments, executive directors/officers and the public media.

This nationally coordinated collaboration among our state members provided the opportunity to protect the consumers, deter illegal construction activity and level the playing field for legitimate contractors in the construction industry. Along with combating the increased illegal unlicensed activity nationally, the intention was to warn consumers that they need to be aware of these activities for regulatory compliance.

Based on joint coordinated enforcement efforts during the weeks of June 3 – 21, 2019, NASCLA State Members reported a total of 683 that were found non-compliant with state licensing requirements. Administrative citations, criminal notices, legal actions, additional investigations, and more have been issued by the state contractor licensing agencies. The attached state statistics were reported by the NASCLA State Members based on their national coordinated enforcement efforts.

“The purpose of the National Coordinated Enforcement Effort is to partner and spotlight the enforcement efforts of our contractor state licensing and registration agencies nationally, and to promote public and consumer protection. NASCLA along with our state members want to raise awareness and deter illegal construction practices across the country to level the playing field for professionally licensed contractors who are following the state laws, rules and regulations. NASCLA would like to recognize and acknowledge the amazing work of our state members for their dedication and commitment to protecting the public and combating unlicensed activity,” stated Angie Whitaker, NASCLA Executive Director


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NASCLA Announces the Installation of its 2018/2019 Board of Directors and Executive Officers

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 13, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) announces the installation of its 2018/2019 Board of Directors and Executive Officers.

NASCLA’s 25 board members serve one-year terms from September to September, commencing at the association’s annual conference each fall. This year’s Officers and Board of Directors were appointed on Monday, August 27th at NASCLA’s 56th Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Officers include: Janet Baumberger, President; Tim Norman, 1st Vice President; Stephanie Lee, 2nd Vice President; Keith Warren, Treasurer; David Fogt, Secretary; Melissa McBride, Immediate Past President; and Michael McDuff, Past President, George Whalen, Fiscal Policy Representative, Kathy S. LeCroix, Fiscal Policy Representative

Janet Baumberger, President, serves as the Administrator for the South Carolina Residential Builders Commission.

Tim Norman, 1st Vice President, serves as the Executive Director for the North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors.

Stephanie Lee, 2nd Vice President, serves as the Executive Director for the Mississippi State Board of Contractors.

Keith Warren, Treasurer, serves as the Executive Director for the Alabama Electrical Contractors Board.

David Fogt, Secretary, serves as the Registrar for the California Contractors State License Board.

Melissa McBride, Immediate Past President, serves as the Contractor Compliance Program Analyst for the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.

Michael McDuff, Past President, serves as the Executive Director for the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors.

George Whalen, Fiscal Policy Representative, NASCLA Past President and Honorary Member

Kathy S. LeCroix, Fiscal Policy Representative, NASCLA Past President and Honorary Member

The NASCLA Board of Directors includes the association Officers and 18 others from contractor licensing agencies across the United States. A complete list of Board of Directors is listed below and available online at http://www.nascla.org/page/boardofdirectors.

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NASCLA ANNOUNCES 2018 NATIONAL COORDINATED ENFORCEMENT EFFORT!

Posted By Administration, Thursday, June 28, 2018
Updated: Thursday, June 28, 2018

The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) participated in a national coordinated enforcement effort the weeks of June 4 – 22, 2018 which included 10 NASCLA State Members who took part in this event across the country. The states that participated were Arizona, California, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah and Washington.

*Please click the "Attached Files" below to download the full press release which includes individual state statistics and information.

The national coordinated enforcement effort focused on elevating the regulatory boards presence in the community and nationally. The goal of our state members was to come together in a united partnership to promote both consumer and public protection through the licensing and/or registration of contractors. The national coordinated enforcement effort involved state public information departments, investigative departments, executive directors/officers and the public media.

This nationally coordinated collaboration among our state members provided the opportunity to protect the consumers, deter illegal construction activity and level the playing field for legitimate contractors in the construction industry. Along with combating the increased illegal unlicensed activity nationally, the intention was to warn consumers that they need to be aware of these activities for regulatory compliance.

Based on joint coordinated enforcement efforts during the weeks of June 4 – 22, 2018, NASCLA State Members reported a total of 779 that were found non-compliant with state licensing requirements. Administrative citations, criminal notices, legal actions, additional investigations, and more have been issued by the state contractor licensing agencies.

“NASCLA had 10 state members participate in this historic event across the country. The goal of this operation was to elevate consumer protection and deter illegal construction practices. The shared commitment of our state members brought awareness to unlicensed activity and spotlighted the contractor state licensing and registration boards nationally. NASCLA would like to thank all the state members for their continued partnership and national enforcement efforts to protect the public and combat unlicensed activity,” stated Angie Whitaker, NASCLA Executive Director.                                           

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NASCLA Announces the Installation of its 2017/2018 Board of Directors and Executive Officers

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) announces the installation of its 2017/2018 Board of Directors and Executive Officers.

NASCLA’s twenty-three (23) board members serve one-year terms from September to September, commencing at the association’s annual conference each fall. This year’s Officers and Board of Directors were appointed on Tuesday, August 29th at NASCLA’s 55th Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado.

Officers include: Melissa McBride, President; Janet Baumberger, 1st Vice President; Tim Norman, 2nd Vice President; Kathy S. LeCroix, Treasurer; Keith Warren, Treasurer-Elect; Stephanie Lee, Secretary; Michael McDuff, Immediate Past President; and Joseph C. Rogers, Jr., 2nd Immediate Past President.

Melissa McBride, President, serves as the Contractor Compliance Program Analyst for the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.

Janet Baumberger, 1st Vice President, serves as the Administrator for the South Carolina Residential Builders Commission.

Tim Norman, 2nd Vice President, serves as the Executive Director for the North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors.

Kathy S. LeCroix, Treasurer, serves as the Executive Director for the Alabama Board of Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors.

Keith Warren, Treasurer-Elect, serves as the Executive Director for the Alabama Electrical Contractors Board.

Stephanie Lee, Secretary, serves as the Executive Director for the Mississippi State Board of Contractors.

Michael McDuff, Immediate Past President, serves as the Executive Director for the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors.

Joseph C. Rogers, Jr.
, 2nd Immediate Past President, serves as the Executive Secretary for the Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors.

For the full press release, please see the attached file below.  For more information about our Officers and Board of Directors, please visit under the "About Us" section our Officers and Board of Directors pages.

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NASCLA Donates to "Boots on the Ground" after Hurricane Harvey and Irma Devastation

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dear NASCLA Members,

The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) Board of Directors would like to support the Hurricane Relief Efforts, since learning about the devastation caused by these terrible storms. The NASCLA Board of Directors voted to donate $10,000 to support the Hurricane victims and the members of NASCLA’s family and their communities affected by the storms and the subsequent flooding. The $10,000 donation will be given to “Boots on the Ground” to help in the aide of the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma.

“Boots on the Ground”, is a non-profit Humanitarian aid and charitable organization, dedicated to empowering veterans and qualified civilians to provide in-field emergency and primary medical care, and other assistance required to sustain life, facilitate recovery and to encourage and promote long-term development, stability and peace in undeserved areas of the world.  For more information, please visit
www.bootsontheground.org.

NASCLA will be working with our state member agencies to see how we at NASCLA may be able to assist in the disaster relief and those affected by the Hurricanes.


Sincerely,

Angie Whitaker, CAE
NASCLA Executive Director

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NASCLA Can Help In A Natural Disaster!

Posted By Jacquie Wilberscheid, Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Responding to a disaster can be a chaotic time not only for the public, but for your agency as well. The NASCLA Disaster Response Program serves as a pre and post checklist, helping you to organize your response initiatives, communication strategies, partnering capabilities, and notification procedures. Below are various categories and information to consider as you develop your customized plan.


The NASCLA Toolkit for Contractor Regulators was developed to provide NASCLAState Members with a variety of best practices, outreach and engagement strategies, and sample templates form other states which you can use to customize your very own programs, policies, and engagement strategies. Programs related to Natural Disasters include:

Disaster Response Program

  • Preparing for a Disaster
  • Education & Information
  • Legal Framework
  • Enforcement
  • Partnering

Please note, in order to view the programs listed above in the NASCLA Toolkit for Contractor Regulators, you must log in using your NASCLA State Member Username and Password.

For additional information, please contact Angie Whitaker, NASCLA Executive Director, or Jacquie Wilberscheid, NASCLA Meetings & Special Projects Coordinator, toll free at (866) 948-3363 or via email at angiewhitaker@nascla.org or jacquie@nascla.org

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LOUISIANA RECOGNIZED FOR INNOVATION IN REGULATION!

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, September 5, 2017
PHOENIX, AZ - September 5, 2017

The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) presented the 2017 Innovation in Regulation Award to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors on August 30, 2017, at the association’s 55th Annual Conference at the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

NASCLA created this national award to recognize a state member who has showcased innovation, creativity and excellence for the purpose of maintaining fair and balanced regulation of the construction industry. Michael McDuff, Executive Director with the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, accepted the award.

In early 2016, the Louisiana Economic Development (LED), Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC) and Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) identified a need to assist small construction companies with building a solid foundation for business growth and success. This innovative program was designed to help Louisiana's small businesses prepare for the business and law portion of the contractors’ exam, while building a better understanding of the construction industry. Topics covered included the bid process; contract management; estimating; equipment management; occupational safety; risk management; bonding; financial and business management among others.

Thus far, LCAI has produced 243 and 149 graduates in both the fall and spring courses through live, interactive distance learning at thirteen (13) locations throughout the state. The success of this program is a product of the strong collaboration and communication within the partnership, the leveraging of technology, and a considerable demand for this particular subject matter.

“The Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute is an outstanding example of teamwork and partnership” stated Michael McDuff, Executive Director, of the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors.

For more information on the NASCLA Innovation in Regulation Award, please visit our website at www.nascla.org/page/NationalAwards or contact the association office at (623) 587-9354.

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