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Executive Office

Eric R. Byer

Eric R. Byer
President and CEO
(703) 527-6223

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.

 

Administration and Operations

Lucinda Schofer

Lucinda A. Schofer
Chief Operating Officer
(703) 527-6223 x3044

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.

 

Lisa Vienna

Lisa Vienna
Senior Director, Finance & Operations
(703) 527-6223 x3050

 

Randy Schlegel

Randy Schlegel
Director, Information Services
(703) 527-6223 x3051

 

Donna Thomas

Donna Thomas
Administrative Coordinator
(703) 527-6223 x3037

 

Responsible Distribution

Mike Lang

Mike Lang
Vice President, Responsible Distribution
(703) 527-6223 x3045

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).

 

Caroline Kramer

Caroline Kramer
Manager, Responsible Distribution
(703) 527-6223 x3059

 

Government Affairs

Jennifer Gibson

Jennifer Gibson
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
(703) 527-6223 x3047

Jennifer Gibson is Vice President, Regulatory Affairs of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD). In this role, she advances the Association’s interests before regulatory agencies and develops compliance tools for NACD members. She facilitates and is a frequent speaker for NACD’s in-person training sessions and regulatory webinars. Jennifer established and manages the NACD Regulatory Affairs Committee and is a member of the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Security Task Force, and the Interested Parties for Hazardous Materials Transportation. Before turning her full efforts to regulatory matters several years ago, Jennifer also directed NACD’s legislative programs. Prior to joining NACD, Jennifer was Director of Federal Affairs for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC). Before that, she spent several years on Capitol Hill, first as the Scheduler/Office Manager for Congressman Fred Grandy (R-IA) then as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX). Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she earned a B.A. with a double major in Government and Communications. She is a graduate of the Duke University Fuqua School of Business Executive Education Leadership Program and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management.

 

Allison Tuszynski

Allison Tuszynski
Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs
(703) 527-6223 x3065

 

Layla Soberanis

Layla Soberanis
Director, Legislative Affairs
(703) 527-6223 x3062

 

Doug Leigh

Doug Leigh
Senior Manager, Legislative Affairs
(703) 527-6223 x3069

 

Member Programs, Communications, and Meetings

Matt Glaser

Matthew T. Glaser
Vice President, Education & Strategic Programs
(703) 527-6223 x3043

 

Ashley Nasca

Ashley Nasca
Coodinator, Education Programs
(703) 527-6223 x3072

 

Roselle Foley

Roselle G. Foley
Senior Director, Business Development
(703) 527-6223 x3041

 

Tracey Pierce

Tracey Pierce, CMP
Director, Meetings and Regional Programming
(703) 527-6223 x3042

 

Matt McKinney

Matthew McKinney
Senior Manager, Public Affairs
(703) 527-6223 x3074

 

Celeste Clark

Celeste Clark
Manager, Communications
(703) 527-6223 x3066

 

Aileen Smith

Aileen Smith
Manager, Communications
(703) 527-6223 x3040