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2022 Association Executives Institute (AEI)

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An educational meeting of national and chapter staff in the city where the NECA convention will be held. In addition to the educational aspect, staff will have an opportunity to begin making preparations for their members' visits to Austin.

  • Hilton Austin Convention Center
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Contact: Emily Palm
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 202-991-6277

Schedule Overview

Monday, February 21st

12:00 PM - 4:00 PMHotel Tours
5:00 PM - 7:00 PMReception - Austin Taco Project at the Hilton Hotel


Tuesday, February 22nd

8:00 AM - 8:30 AMBreakfast - Grab & Go
8:30 AM - 9:30 PMIntroduction of AEI Chairman – Pete Mastrorocco
 Call to Order – Les Moynahan, AEI Chairman
 Pledge of Allegiance – Allen Grainey, Southeast Texas Chapter, NECA
 Invocation – Scott Hopkins, NECA- Southern Region
 Roll Call – Traci Walker, CFO, NECA
 Chairman’s Remarks – Les Moynahan
 Welcome to Austin – Don Kanetzky
9:30 AM - 10:15 AMNECA Update – Kirk Davis, President, NECA & David Long, CEO, NECA
10:15 AM - 10:45 AMBreak
10:45 AM - 11:45 AMBest Chapter Member Services Practices Panel Discussion
 Moderator: Les Moynahan
   -Katie Enkiri (North Florida)
   -AJ McAteer (Long Island)
   -Jeff Scarpello (Penn Del Jersey)
11:45 AM - 12:30 PMHow Premier Partners Can Help You: Outreach Success Stories
 Panel Discussion – Moderated by Wanessa Alves
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMLunch- Awards Ceremony
    -MEC Update – Katie McCormick & Pete Mastrorocco
    -Growth in Low Voltage – Jeff Beavers
1:30 PM - 2:00 PMAdopt-a-School Initiative – Ron Bailey
2:00 PM - 2:15 PMEducation Update – Pete Mastrorocco
2:15 PM - 3:15 PMAnti-trust Laws That Chapter Executives Should Know and NECA Legal Update – Jef Fagan
3:15 PM - 5:00 PMFree time to Explore City/Additional hotel tours
5:30 PM - 7:30 PMReception – Cedar Door  Sponsored by 3M


Wednesday, February 23rd

8:00 AM - 8:30 AMBreakfast
8:30 AM - 9:30 AMLMCC Programs That Work Panel Discussion
 Moderator: Kevin Tighe
    -Michael Hren
    -Debra Margraf
    -Carrie Spaeth
    -Jim Wilson
    -Tom Lipka
9:30 AM -10:00 AMELECTRI Resources: Helping Chapters Stay Ahead of a Fast Changing Industry
 Moderator Josh Bone
    -Luke Kuhl (St. Paul)
    -Andy Berg (San Diego)
    -Darren Johnson (Wisconsin)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMLegislative Initiatives & Panel – James Farrell with Chapter Execs
10:30 AM - 10:45 AMBreak
10:45 AM - 11:15 AMLabor Relations Panel: War Stories Update
 Moderator: Kevin Tighe
    -Chase Pendegraft
    -Don Kanetsky
    -Luke Kuhl
    -Nicole Hite
    -William Yull
11:15 AM - 11:45 AMBeing a Trustee: Responsibilities and Ethics – Jason Walden
11:45 AM - 12:00 PMClosing Comments – Les Moynahan
 Election of 2023 Chairman
 AEI Adjourns
1:00 PM - 5:00 PMHotel Tours