NACD is supported by a number of committees that provide thought leadership on issues and programs that are integral to the membership and chemical distribution industry. These volunteer-based committees identify, develop and ensure the implementation of high-quality programs and resources that promote the growth and betterment of member companies and the industry as a whole.

Interested in volunteering for a committee? Please contact the NACD staff representative of your committee of interest.


Regional Officers (2021-2022)

NACD is divided into four regions, each with its own Officers and Board of Directors. The regional organizations are an integral part of the NACD membership structure and play a key role in recruiting and retaining members.

Northeast Region

Robert E. Carroll III
R.E. Carroll, Inc.

Vice President
Robert R. McIntyre, Jr.
Roberts R. Chemical Co., Inc.

Patrick Hess
Vice President
John R. Hess & Co., Inc.

Molly Kellogg
President & CEO
Hubbard-Hall Inc.


Southern Region

Colie Whitaker
Whitaker Oil Company

Vice President
Neil Morgan
Brainerd Chemical

Rick Higginbotham
Research Solutions Group, Inc.


Central Region

Marilyn Stovall Fitzgerald
Transchemical, Inc.

Vice President
Blaine Davidson
Vice President, Sales
Chemical Solvents, Inc.

Mark Polen
Sales and Marketing Manager
EMCO Chemical Distributors, Inc.

Andrew Tuttle
Director of Supply Chain Management
Viking Chemical Company


Western Region

Stephen M. Halpin
Norman, Fox & Co.

Vice President
Michael Poleselli
Vivion, Inc.

Jeremy Krome
TransChem, Inc.


Standing Committees

Mission: To identify, develop, and ensure the implementation of high quality education programs for employees of all levels in NACD member companies and affiliates, plus key stakeholders. The Emerging Leaders Program is under the purview of this committee.

Staff Contact: Mike Lang

Mission: To provide an educational program for operational-level employees. Responsibilities include developing the program content (keynote speaker selection, identifying educational session topics and speakers), recruiting new exhibitors, inviting new attendees, and increasing the participation of the non-attending members.

Staff Contact: Tracey Pierce



Mission:To ensure that funds held in the operation of NACD are budgeted for annually and invested in compliance with the Board-approved Investment Policy and Guidelines and to achieve maximum returns within those guidelines. This committee also reviews the audit and 990 documents.

Staff Contact: Lisa Vienna


Mission: To work with government and regulatory agencies and with NACD members to promote informed legislation and regulations for the betterment of the chemical distribution industry. This committee will also provide governance to the Responsible Distribution Political Action Committee (PAC). It will also equip members to be compliant with federal regulations by developing and delivering resources to ensure awareness of regulatory requirements and changes.

Staff Contact: Jennifer Gibson and Doug Leigh


  • Chemical Product Safety
  • Facility/Process Safety/Environmental
  • Security
  • State Issues
  • Trade
  • Transportation


Mission: To work with the board to identify and develop volunteers across all committee and subcommittee roles and to nominate volunteers to the board on an annual basis. This committee will seek members who wish to contribute to the organizational success of the Association and ensure they have the training, skills and competencies to serve in leadership positions.

Staff Contact: Lucinda Schofer and Lisa Vienna


Mission: To promote growth and retention of NACD distributor member and Affiliate companies.

Staff Contact: Jenni Jenkins


Mission: The Producer Affiliate Relations Committee's mission is to enhance relationships and collaborate on common issues between distributors and affiliates, to communicate the professionalism of the chemical distribution industry throughout the supply chain, and to evaluate continually the value/benefits of the Affiliate program. This committee will also serve as a networking group and will provide feedback or input to the Responsible Distribution Committee on issues that need to be addressed as appropriate.

Staff Contact: Jenni Jenkins


Mission: To lead implementation of all aspects of NACD’s Responsible Distribution® program through effective program management, which includes training, guidance, implementation, marketing, reporting, and continuous improvement of Responsible Distribution.

Staff Contact: Mike Lang


Mission: To develop and enhance relationships between chemical warehouses and chemical distributors, including the promotion of the NACD Responsible Distribution® program. The committee will promote informed regulations for the betterment of the chemical warehouse industry and prepare members to be compliant by developing and delivering resources on regulatory requirements.

Staff Contact: Eric Byer