The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) today announced it appointed Jonathan Paine to the role of president and CEO. Paine, the association's former executive vice president, will succeed outgoing president Michael O'Brien.

As president and CEO, Paine will implement board initiatives out of the association's office in Washington, and oversee NLBMDA legislative, regulatory, educational, communications, and events staff members.

While serving as executive vice president, Paine helped implement the development of the association's new three-year strategic plan, retained all associate members in its Manufactures and Services Council, and launched a new website and an online learning management system for the association's Forklift and You operator training program.

"The LBM industry has come a long way since the housing crash and economic recession of the late 2000's, and in Jonathan, the industry will find a great champion that will continue our aggressive agenda of promoting, advancing, and protecting the interests of the LBM industry in Washington," said outgoing president O'Brien. "I have every confidence that Jonathan will help take NLBMDA to the next level."

"I am delighted to take over the reins of this great association and I'm excited to bring this next strategic plan to fruition," said Paine. "In light of the great success of the last three year plan, I know expectations are even higher, so the NLBMDA staff and I will continue to develop innovative solutions to dealer problems and boost the standing of this industry in Washington D.C. and through cooperation with the state and regional associations around the U.S."