ASA Members Elect Jeff Banker of Banker Insulation to Serve as 2017-18 ASA President
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American Subcontractors Association Members Elect Jeff Banker of Banker Insulation to Serve as 2017-18 ASA President
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Members of the American Subcontractors Association, a national trade organization representing construction subcontractors, specialty trade contractors, and suppliers, elected Jeff Banker, Banker Insulation, Chandler, Ariz., to serve as the Association’s 2017-18 President. Banker’s term will begin on July 1. He will succeed Robert Abney, division president of the Southaven, Miss., branch of F.L. Crane.
ASA members also elected Courtney Little, ACE Glass Construction Corporation, Little Rock, Ark., as Vice President; and Anthony Brooks, Platinum Drywall, Maumelle, Ark., as Treasurer. During the ASA Board of Directors meeting, held in conjunction with ASA’s annual convention, SUBExcel 2017, in Denver, the Board appointed Brian Cooper, AROK, Inc., Phoenix, Ariz., as Secretary for 2017-18. These officers will serve a one-year term, July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.
Banker Insulation was established in 1977 and is one of the Southwest’s largest, independently owned insulation contractors. Banker is a past president of ASA of Arizona and served on its Board of Directors from 2005 through 2011. He was recognized as the 2009-10 ASA Chapter President of the Year. Banker also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Insulation Contractors Association of America, where he served as president in 2010. As ASA President, Banker will preside at meetings of ASA’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and the membership of the Association. He also will serve as the principal spokesperson for the Association and appoint the chairs, vice chairs, and members of ASA committees and task forces. In addition, he will be responsible for carrying out any other duties prescribed by the Board of Directors.
ASA members elected to the Board of Directors: Jim Blauch, Blauch Brothers, Inc., Harrisonburg, Va.; Chip Mabus, F.L. Crane & Sons, Inc., Fulton, Miss.; Shannon MacArthur, MEMCO, Spring, Texas; Brad Miller, Midwest Crane & Rigging, Olathe, Kan.; and Patricia “Patty” Peterson, Tindall Corporation, Petersburg, Va. ASA members re-elected Cooper to the Board, where he has served since 2015. These directors will serve a three-year term, July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2020.
In his acceptance speech during the ASA annual business meeting on March 18, Banker was honored and humbled to have been chosen as the Association’s next president, and he praised previous ASA officers for their leadership. “First and foremost, I’d like to thank the incredible leaders that have led and given to this Association so vigorously and selflessly,” he said.
In 2004, Banker said, he was invited to a subcontractor meeting in Phoenix to discuss industry issues. “I remember thinking, they invited my competition. What the heck! Don’t they know him?” Banker said. “Well, once the meeting started, we really got into some serious discussions. I realized that this group was different. They were special. I decided to make the investment in membership so I could hear more—so I could learn from these people that seemed to know more than I did.”
Over the next few years of attending chapter events, Banker got to know many people. “I had great conversations with industry leaders and developed many friendships. I often asked them for opinions or advice on issues that arose in my business. They gave freely,” he said. “It became very clear that this Association was worth the investment of both time and money.”
Banker is committed helping ASA and its chapters grow. He said ASA will continue to support its members, its chapter executive directors, and its leaders. He said ASA will continue to monitor and influence legislative and regulatory issues that affect ASA’s members, and ASA will continue to lay the groundwork necessary to attract more residential trades into the Association. “There are literally thousands of residential subs that have the same or similar contractual and regulatory issues that our commercial subs face,” he noted. “As an insulation contractor, whose business is largely residential, unfair risk transfer and burdensome regulations are a huge concern.”
Photos of SUBExcel 2017 are posted in the ASA Facebook Photo Album.
Founded in 1966, ASA amplifies the voice of, and leads, trade contractors to improve the business environment for the construction industry and to serve as a steward for the community. The ideals and beliefs of ASA are ethical and equitable business practices, quality construction, a safe and healthy work environment, and integrity and membership diversity. ASA commemorated its 50th anniversary in 2016.
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