NASCLA Officers for FY 2019/2020

Tim Norman, President

Tim Norman has been the Executive Director and Secretary for the North Carolina Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors since April 2014. Prior to his current role, Tim started work as a contractor and in 1993 went to work with the Surry County Inspections. In 1998, he then began working for the North Carolina Department of Insurance/Office of State Fire Marshall as a State Electrical Inspector. He was transferred in 2007 to the North Carolina Department of Administration/State Construction Office as a State Electrical Inspector/Engineer where in 2009, he became a Project Monitor before coming to work for the North Carolina Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors.

Tim holds an Unlimited Electrical Contractors License from the Board which is shelved. He also holds Level III Inspection Certificates in Electrical, Building, Mechanical and Plumbing with the Qualification Board of the North Carolina Department of Insurance/Office of State Fire Marshall.

Tim has served on the NASCLA Board of Directors since 2014. He currently is Co-Chair of the NASCLA Accredited Exa
mination Program Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee.

Stephanie Lee, 1st Vice President

Stephanie Sills Lee is the Executive Director of the Mississippi State Board of Contractors. She is the first female to hold the office of executive director for the state agency. Prior to being named as the executive director, Ms. Lee was a Special Assistant Attorney General and spent four years serving as legal counsel for the board. Stephanie received her law degree from Mississippi College School of Law in 2000 and her undergraduate degree from Mississippi College in 1997. 

Stephanie has served on the NASCLA Board of Directors since 2015, and is also a member of the NASCLA Executive Committee and Model Legislation Committee.



David Fogt, 2nd Vice President

David Fogt is the Registrar of the California Contractors State License Board. He has spent 30 years in the construction field, a licensed contractor since 1986. David was appointed the California Contractors State License Board Registrar May 2017, after serving as Chief of Enforcement for 15 years. He has made a priority of collaborating with the construction industry, law enforcement, and other states to combat predatory contractors and the underground economy. David is also a member of the Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials.

David has served on the NASCLA Board of Directors since 2017 and has been involved with NASCLA during his entire time with the California Contractors State License Board, including speaking at various conferences. David is also a member of the NASCLA Executive Committee.

 

Keith Warren, Treasurer

Keith Warren is the President of Warren & Co., Inc. – Management Solutions which he founded in September 1997. Keith began his career as an intern with Mike Weeks and Associates in 1991. He later joined the firm on a full-time basis. He also began his licensing board experience in 1991 when he was named Executive Assistant to the Board of Electrical Contractors. Shortly thereafter he was named Administrator of the Board and assumed supervision of the Board’s operations.

Keith serves as the Executive Director for the following: Alabama Board of Electrical Contractors; Alabama State Board of Auctioneers; Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Geologists, Alabama Massage Therapy Board, Alabama Board of Podiatry, Alabama Drycleaning Environmental Response Trust Fund Board, Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama, Alabama Security Regulatory Board, and the Alabama Athletic Commission. He is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Boards. Keith also served as the Executive Director of the Alabama Board of Cosmetology appointed by Governor Don Siegelman in 1999/2000.

Keith started his career in politics early on when he was adopted at the age of 5 weeks by Mr. and Mrs. James E. “Jimmy” Warren, who served 32 years in the Alabama House of Representatives. Keith was 5 weeks old when he visited the Alabama State Capitol with his new parents and being presented to Legislative Staff, Members and other State Officials.

Keith is active in numerous civic and professional organizations. He earned lifetime membership in the Nationwide Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Business in February 1999. He is a member of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. Keith is also the Past-President of the Alabama Association of Regulatory Boards. He is a member of First United Methodist Church of Montgomery, Alabama and pianist at Dalraida United Methodist Church of Montgomery, Alabama. He is currently a student at Troy University Montgomery.

Keith has served on the NASCLA Board of Directors since 2005. He also is currently Co-Chair of the NASCLA Accredited Examination Program Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee and Nomination Committee.

 

Greg Crow, Treasurer-Elect

Greg is the Administrator of the Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board. He is a lifelong resident of Arkansas, graduating from Paragould High School in 1981, Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas in 1986 and the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 1989. After law school he clerked for Judge William H. Billings of the Missouri Supreme Court before entering private law practice in Fort Smith, Arkansas and then in Paragould, Arkansas. He then became an Assistant Attorney General in the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office, working in the Civil Division, doing primarily administrative law and litigation.

Greg has been with the Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board since 1999, serving first as staff attorney and then, starting in 2008, as Administrator of the Board. Greg has been a member of the NASCLA Board of Directors since 2006 and is a Past President, serving from 2005 - 2007. He currently is a member of the NASCLA Executive Committee, Model Legislation Committee, and Nomination Committee.

 

Dale Dawson, Secretary

After working in the trade Dale Dawson began his career with the North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors in 1992 and has held the positions of Administrative Officer, Senior Administrative Officer, Assistant Executive Director and in October of 2007 was appointed to his current position as Executive Director.  Dale has actively served on the North Carolina Plumbing Apprentice Competition Committee for more than 15 years, served on the National Construction Investigator Association (NCIA), and served on the Town of Wake Forest Board of Adjustments.  Dale and Tina, his wife of over 34 years, have a son, Jarred, who is retired from the United States Air Force and are also the proud grandparents of an eight-year granddaughter, Isabel.

Dale has served on the NASCLA Board of Directors since 2010. He currently is a member of the NASCLA Executive Committee, Contractors Committee, Model Legislation Sub-Advisory Committee, and Technology Committee.

 

Janet Baumberger, Immediate Past President

Janet Baumberger is the Administrator of the SC Residential Builders Commission (SCRBC). Janet began her career with South Carolina state government in October 2000, working in various capacities with professional and occupational boards at the SC Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation (SCLLR) before being named SCRBC Administrator in 2011. She has solid knowledge of the internal operations, policies and procedures of the Board, SCLLR and the industry and possesses strong analytical and technical skills.

Janet became involved with the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) in 2011. She currently is Chair of the NASCLA Nomination Committee and she serves as a member of the Executive Committee.

 

Melissa McBride, Past President

Melissa McBride is the Program Analyst for the Construction Compliance, Contractor Registration, Plumber Certification and Factory Assembled Structures programs with the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. She began her career in state service in 1998, working as an office assistant with Contractor Registration. She has held several positions involved with contractor regulations. In her current position, she leads the development of strategic and business plans and provides consultation to executive management regarding setting goals and objectives in support of those plans. She develops annual stakeholder and legislative reports and analyzes legislative bills for operational and policy implications and fiscal impacts.

In 2012, Melissa became Lean Facilitator. She specializes in value stream mapping, standardization, waste identification, problem solving and root cause analysis. Melissa organizes, manages, facilitates and implements process improvement efforts in support of the agencies goals and objectives. 

Melissa became involved with the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) in 2012 serving on the NASCLA Board of Directors. She is a member of the NASCLA Executive Committee, Model Legislation Committee, and Nomination Committee.

  

Kathy S. LeCroix, Fiscal Policy Representative

Kathy S. LeCroix, now retired, was the Executive Director of the Alabama Board of Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors. During her 16 year tenure at the HACR Board, she successfully promulgated rules and implemented the International Code as minimum standards for the HACR industry in Alabama. She has created new enforcement programs that promote public protection and awareness, as well as made a positive impact on the Boards revenues. She received her Juris Doctorate from Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama and has over 16 years’ experience in construction industry regulation. She served as the Deputy Attorney General for the Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board and the Alabama Department of Insurance and is Past President of the Alabama Association of Regulatory Boards. Kathy has been involved with the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) serving as a member of the NASCLA Board of Directors for 14 years. In addition to her 2008 NASCLA Presidency, Kathy has also been a member and Chair of many NASCLA Committees, including the Model Legislation Committee, Executive Committee, and Nomination Committee.

 

George Whalen, Fiscal Policy Representative

George Whalen, now retired, was the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Contractors’ Registration and Licensing Board. He began his career in state service with the Rhode Island State Building Commission, working as an Architectural Barriers Coordinator for 14 years, until being appointed the executive director of the Rhode Island Contractors’ Registration and Licensing Board in 1991. As Executive Director of the RICRLB, George served as the Executive Officer of the 15 member Governor appointed Rhode Island Contractors’ Registration and Licensing Board. The board administers registration, licensing, contractor professional development, and certification programs affecting 12,000 construction businesses.

George has been involved with the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) since 1995, and served as a member of the NASCLA Board of Directors from 1995 to 2018. In 2004, he became President of NASCLA, and then again in 2014. George serves on many NASCLA Committees, including the Executive Committee, Accredited Examination Program Committee, Model Legislation Committee, Nomination Committee, and Technology Committee. He is a certified - eligible building inspector, and is a member of the Rhode Island Building Officials Association. George earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Providence College, located in Providence, Rhode Island.

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