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Committee Chairs

Budget & Finance
Chairperson (Vice President Position): Mark Polen, EMCO Chemical Distributors, Inc.
Vice Chairperson (Treasurer Position): Mike Murphy, Rust Oleum Corporation


Anna Tietz, Grafsolve LLC
Christy Marcuccelli, Fitz Chem Cororation


By-Laws
Chairperson: Bill Heiden, Retired Educator - Volunteer Position


Community Relations
Co-Chairperson: Kathryn Felgenhauer, Palmer-Holland, Inc. - Volunteer Position
Co-Chairperson: Kayla Eyer, American Colors, Inc. - Volunteer Position


Dani Geever, Universal Chemicals & Coatings, Inc.
Mark Leverone, TH Hilson Company
Diane Mahoney, Nexeo Solutions
Christy Marcuccelli, Fitz Chem Cororation
Jane Martin, Nexeo Solutions


Directory & Buyer's Guide
Chairperson: Mark Leverone, TH Hilson Company - Volunteer Position
Vice Chairperson: Erik Olson, The Chidley & Peto Company - Volunteer Position


Allen Bulick, EPS Materials
Gregg Michelson, Acid Products Company, Inc.
Mark Polen, EMCO Chemical Distributors, Inc.


Education
CPCA Chairperson: Mark Leverone, TH Hilson Company - Volunteer Position
CSCT Chairperson: Thor Jondahl, Viking Chemical Solutions - Volunteer Position


Legislative & Regulatory
Chairperson: Christopher Wrobel, Univar USA - Volunteer Position
Vice Chairperson: Mark Polen, EMCO Chemical Distributors, Inc.


Membership
Co-Chairperson: Roland Chidley, The Chidley & Peto Company - Volunteer Position
Co-Chairperson: Mark Polen, EMCO Chemical Distributors, Inc. - Volunteer Position


Christy Marcuccelli, Fitz Chem Cororation


Nominating Committee
Chairperson: Christy Marcuccelli, Fitz Chem Cororation


Planning & Policy
Chairperson: Roland Chidley, The Chidley & Peto Company - Volunteer Position)
Vice Chairperson: Bill Heiden, Retired Educator - Volunteer Position


Program
Chairperson (President Position): Christy Marcuccelli, Fitz Chem Cororation
Vice Chairperson (Vice President Position): Mark Polen, EMCO Chemical Distributors, Inc.


Diane Mahoney, Nexeo Solutions


Publicity
Chairperson: Bill Heiden, Retired Educator - Volunteer Position
Vice Chairperson: Jessica Olmos, The Chidley & Peto Company - Volunteer Position


Peggy Van Allen, Color Marketing Design, Volunteer Judge
Dave Brimm, Brimm Communications, PR
Hal Baim, Photographer

Committee Descriptions


BUDGET & FINANCE   (return to top)

The mission of the Budget and Finance Committee is to:

  1. Develop an operating budget for approval by the CPCA Board of Directors.
  2. Ensure that the dispersement of the association's financial resources are in line with the approved operating budget.
  3. Report on the financial position versus the operating budget at the meetings of the Officers, Directors and Committees.
  4. Review the Annual Auditor's Report with the Associations' Treasurer and present their findings to the Officers, Directors and Committees.

BY-LAWS   (return to top)

The mission of the By-Laws Committee is to:

  1. To review the By-laws quarterly, making certain the Officers and Board of Directors remain aware of amendments necessary to honor any action by the Board.
  2. Recommend to the Board any changes the By-Laws committee deems to be necessary, an improvement, or contrary to the proposals of Chicago Paint and Coatings Association Board of Directors.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS   (return to top)

The mission of the By-Laws Committee is to:

  1. Represent the Chicago Paint and Coatings Association in the Chicagoland area and to do those things that are for the good of the Industry and Community.
  2. Support individuals and groups within our community who are committed to making a positive contribution with their time and resources and to gain recognition for our membership and ndustry. This support will be manifested through paint donations from the Association's paint bank and member involvement in community service.

DIRECTORY & BUYER'S GUIDE   (return to top)

The Directory and Buyers' Guide committee is dedicated to supplying the membership of the Chicago Paint and Coatings Association with a comprehensive tool to assist and advance our industry. This is to be accomplished through the cooperation and support of our members and associates.


EDUCATION   (return to top)

The mission of the Education Committee is to:

  1. Provide pertinent education courses with the Chicago Society for Coatings Technology, through the Joint Education Program; i.e. "A Course in Coatings Technology"
  2. Initiate independent programming of seminars and lectures solely by the CPCA Education Committee for the CPCA membership.
  3. Provide scholarships annually at $2,000.00 each for the CPCA and CSCT member's children who attend or will be attending a college/university as a full time student. These scholarships will be given through a lottery system during the April CSCT dinner meeting.

LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY   (return to top)

The mission of the Legislative & Regulatory Committee is to:

  • To represent, promote and advance the interests of the paint and coatings industry before legislative and regulatory entitles within the greater Chicago metropolitan area by:
  1. Ensuring that public policies and programs are mutually beneficial to the affected citizens and the paint and coatings industry by providing information and service.
  2. Gaining acceptance and understanding of the objectives and beneficial contributions of the paint and coatings industry.
  • To provide a communication forum at which member companies can share information regarding government affairs at the Federal, State and Local levels.

MEMBERSHIP   (return to top)

The mission of the Membership Committee is to:

  1. To identify all existing potential members of the Chicago Paint and Coatings Association.
  2. To recruit those so identified into active membership.
  3. To retain members in the Association by encouraging the use of education, networking and services that allow our members to obtain a competitive edge.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE   (return to top)

This committee will meet to prepare a slate of Officers and Board of Directors to be voted on and approved at our Annual Dinner Meeting.


PLANNING & POLICY   (return to top)

The members of the Planning and Policy committee are all past presidents of the Chicago Paint and Coatings Association.

Our mission is to serve as the Association's resource to the current Officers, Board Members and Committee Chairpersons.

Our purpose is to address long range goals of the Association and to assist the Board of Directors in the continuation of quality services to the membership.


PROGRAM   (return to top)

The mission of the Program Committee is to provide the membership with opportunities to develop themselves professionally as well as personally by planning meetings and functions to enhance business relationships. In addition, these meetings provide a forum in which information is distributed to the industry regarding legislative and regulatory issues. We will strive to provide an adequate schedule of events to fully inform all members of pertinent topics relative to their own jobs as well as the overall direction of the industry.


PUBLICITY   (return to top)

The mission of the Publicity Committee is to increase the image and awareness of our Association and its activities between the various publics with which we interact. These include, but are not limited to, member companies, individual members, association committees and officers, local press and trade journals, and other industry organizations. Vehicles utilized include Brush & Spray newsletters, "Chicago's Finest Painted Ladies" competition, and other timely topical communicae.