Eric R. Byer
President and CEO
Eric R. Byer joined NACD in January 2014 as president. He came to NACD with nearly twenty years of experience in government and public affairs as well as organizational operations. Prior to NACD, Eric was senior vice president at Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, PLC, (OFMK) where he led strategic communications, marketing, programs, and government affairs as well as policy initiatives for the firm’s largest clients.
Before his tenure at OFMK, Eric was the chief operating officer and vice president of government and industry affairs at the National Air Transportation Association, where he led external affairs and internal operations for the $6.1 million organization.
Earlier in his career, he served as senior government relations coordinator for Smith, Bucklin, and Associates. He was also a legislative assistant to U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Government Reform and Oversight Chairman William F. Clinger, Jr. (R-Pa.). He also served as an intern for the late Rep. Dean Gallo (R-N.J.).
Eric holds a B.A. in Political Science from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and an M.A. in Government from Johns Hopkins University.
Lucinda A. Schofer
Chief Operating Officer
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Lucinda currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD). She was promoted to this position in January 2014 from Vice President, Marketing and Member Programs.
As COO, Lucinda has responsibility for the internal operations of NACD. She ensures integrity of the financial, IT, and HR systems and adherence to business processes customarily accepted in the 501(c)(6) environments. She serves as Deputy Secretary of the NACD Board of Directors.
She is also responsible for the marketing and member programs and communications divisions, which handle the majority of revenue generating programs and services, including membership, strategic partnerships, and the association’s educational and conference offerings.
Prior to NACD, Lucinda worked for the American Chemistry Council (ACC) as Director of Marketing supervising the development and management of major conferences, network meetings, workshops, and sponsorship programs and related activities. In addition, she directed ACC’s product sales through an online store to members and other audiences, specifically in the areas of economics, industry statistics, training, Responsible Care®, community outreach, emergency response, and compliance assistance. Prior to this role, Lucinda managed the coordination of compliance assistance services and served as the staff manager for a training issues group and the transportation outreach program TRANSCAER®. She holds a B.A. in Speech Communications from the University of Maryland. Lucinda, her husband, and three children live in Bethesda, Maryland.
Senior Director, Finance & Operations
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Director, Information Services
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Vice President, Responsible Distribution
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Michael Lang, PMP, joined the NACD staff in April 2007 as Director, Responsible Distribution. Mike's duties include all aspects of NACD's flagship initiative, Responsible Distribution, a management system that requires two third-party verification programs, focuses on continuous improvement in environmental, health, safety, and security (EHS&S) performance, and has drawn recognition from several U.S. federal agencies. Mike is the Secretary of the International Council of Chemical Trade Associations (ICCTA) and serves as the NACD liaison between chemical distributor members and major chemical manufacturers on industry performance and trends associated with EHS&S priorities.
Before joining NACD, Mike worked as a contractor for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as a project manager in the Office of Research and Analysis. Prior to FMCSA, Mike was the Director of Marketing and Client Relations for a training and consulting company dealing with tribal governments and organizations, and federal, state, and local governments. Mike has also worked for the American Trucking Associations, the National Automobile Dealers Association, and other organizations in marketing, advertising, and project management capacities.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He earned his PMP (Project Management Professional) designation in September 2005. Mike is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Manager, Responsible Distribution
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Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
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Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs
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Director, Legislative Affairs
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Senior Manager, Legislative Affairs
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Matthew T. Glaser
Vice President, Education & Strategic Programs
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Roselle G. Foley
Senior Director, Business Development
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Tracey Pierce, CMP
Director, Meetings and Regional Programming
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Senior Manager, Public Affairs
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