The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) appointed Chuck Bankston, fourth-generation owner of Bankston Lumber in Barnesville, Ga., as the association's 2013 chairman. Bankston replaces outgoing chairwoman Cally Coleman Fromme of Victoria, Texas-based Zarsky Lumber.
"Next month's election will determine what we can do over the next year and we hope to bring about a return to common-sense regulation in banking, labor relations, and tax policy," Bankston said in a statement. "While we focus on bringing our dealer's voices to Capitol Hill, I will also ensure that we continue to build our education efforts so that our lumber and building material suppliers can make their businesses even better as we continue our build our way toward a better economy in 2013."
The association appointed the following members to its executive leadership team for the 2012-2013 term:
Chair-Elect: Chris Yenrick, Smith-Phillips Building Supply, Winston-Salem, N.C.
First Vice Chair: J.D. Saunders, Economy Lumber, Campbell, Calif.
Second Vice Chair: Scott Yates, Denver Lumber, Denver
Treasurer: Linda Nussbaum, Kleet Lumber Co., Huntington, New York
Manufacturers & Services Council Chair: Roger Dankel, Simpson Strong-Tie, McKinney, Texas
Federated Association Executives Chair: Paula Siewert, Northwestern Lumber Association, Minneapolis
Immediate Past Chair: Cally Coleman Fromme, Zarsky Lumber, Victoria, Texas
President: Michael O'Brien, NLBMDA, Washington