PLM representatives not only attend trade associations’ events and meetings but are also involved in the association on a board level. We have several people who serve on boards and committees for various wood-related associations throughout the U.S. Our President & CEO, John Smith, currently serves on the board of the Hardwood Federation and the investment committee of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA). Tricia Kilrain, Assistant VP of Field Operations, is on the board of the Western Hardwood Association (WHA). Bob McSorley, our other Assistant VP of Field Operations, is on the board of the Eastern Building Material Dealers Association (EBMDA) and Rick Zorman, Senior Underwriter, serves as the financial chairman on the board of the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermens Association (IHLA).
We are also extremely proud that our people receive recognition for their dedication to the industry from these groups. Our Business Development Representative, Herman Sanchez, was recently awarded 2018 Associate of the Year from the Lumbermen’s Association of Texas (LAT). “The associate award is based on the level of service to LAT’s dealer members and dedication to and engagement with LAT for the betterment of the industry.” It is one thing to exhibit and attend industry events, but knowing that our people go beyond this by developing relationships with the people in the wood community and serving the industry gives us great pride.