Sixteen new members of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation board of directors were sworn in at their first in-person meeting on October 20, 2009. This is the first time since the Foundation was established in 1986 that the Foundation has had a board of members distinct from the PHCC — National Association board. The appointments are:
Chairperson: William P. Jones, Raven Mechanical, Houston, TX
Vice chairperson: Jo Rae Wagner, CTO, Inc., Harlingen, TX
Secretary-treasurer: Ron Newman, Lakes Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling, Inc., Spirit Lake, IA.
New PHCC board members are: Thomas Applegate, Laurie Crigler, Nancy Jones, Michael J. Kastner, Frank Maddalon, Rex Martin, Frank Monroe, Skip Pfeffer, George Raburn, Ann Rivers, Paul Swan, Ike Casey, and Gerry Kennedy.
Foundation board positions will allow the organization to tap into a broad range industry expertise. The board includes representatives from the PHCC Association Executives Council and the PHCC National Auxiliary.
The new board members will be working actively in 2010 to help the Foundation accomplish its educational goals, and will serve as liaisons to the volunteer-led committees that power the Foundation's program development.