NACD Staff

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
Vice President, Finance & Operations
(703) 527-6223 x3050


Randy Schlegel

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


Donna Thomas

Donna Thomas
Coordinator, Customer Service
(703) 527-6223 x3037


Responsible Distribution

Mike Lang

Mike Lang
Vice President, Education & Member Programs
(703) 527-6223 x3045

Michael Lang, CSM, PMP, manages all aspects of NACD’s flagship initiative—Responsible Distribution —a management system that includes a third-party audit program, focusing on continuous improvement in environmental, health, safety, and security (EHS&S) performance. He also serves as an association liaison between chemical distributor members and major chemical manufacturers on industry performance and trends associated with EHS&S priorities.

Prior to his joining NACD in 2007, Mike’s previous employment includes the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA); a training and consulting company working with tribal governments and organizations, and federal, state, and local governments; the American Trucking Associations; the National Automobile Dealers Association; and other organizations in marketing, advertising, and project management capacities.

Mike earned his Certified Safety Manager (CSM) designation in 2020 and has retained his Project Management Professional (PMP) designation since 2005. Mike is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), National Association of Safety Professionals (NASP), and a program committee member of the National Safety Council’s Business & Industry Division. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland


Caroline Brooks

Caroline Brooks
Director, 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 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. She previously served a term on the federal Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee, where she co-chaired the Emergency Management & Resiliency Subcommittee.

Before turning her full efforts to regulatory matters, 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. Before joining the association world, 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.


Analisa Puzzanghero

Analisa Puzzanghero
Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs
(703) 527-6223 x3065


Nick Breslin

Nicholas Breslin
Manager, Regulatory Affairs
(703) 527-6223 x3046


Doug Leigh

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



Brian Callahan
Senior Director, Legislative Affairs
(703) 527-6223 x3062



Riley Cagle
Coordinator, Government Affairs
(571) 482-3064 x3062



Member Programs, Meetings, and Communications

Roselle Foley

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


Jenni Jenkins

Jenni Jenkins
Director, Membership
(703) 527-6223 x3067


Tracey Pierce

Tracey Pierce, CMP
Vice President, Meetings and Events
(703) 527-6223 x3042


Catherine Williams

Catherine Williams
Project Manager, Marketing and Leadership Programs
(703) 527-6223 x3063



Joseph Gallier
Coordinator, Meetings and Regional Programming
(703) 527-6223 x3054


Aileen Smith

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


Celeste Clark

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


Susannah Williams

Susannah Williams
Manager, Public Affairs
(703) 527-6223 x3088


Sudina Shakya

Sudina Shakya
Coordinator, Communications
(703) 527-6223 x3074