Arkansas Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association
Coleman Farrar – Chairman of the Board
Area: North Carolina
David Smith – Chairman
John Turnage – Executive Director
Area: Washington, DC and Maryland, and Northern Virginia (adjacent to Washington DC)
Jay Zollars – Chairman
Danielle Fowler – Executive Director
Rick Russo Jr. – Chairman
Wendy Callahan – Executive Director
Chris Johnson – Chairman
Carolyn Mohr – Executive Director
Area: Northwest California and west of the Sacramento Valley
Cory Riley – Chairman
Lorelei Upshaw – Executive Director
Greater Kansas City ASCA
Area: Greater Kansas City area
Mark McKenzie – Chapter Chair
Brett Heinrich – Executive Director
Louisiana Fire Sprinkler Association
Linda Biernacki – Chairwoman
Mark Taylor – Vice Chairman
Area: Pennsylvania & Delaware
Meaghen Wills – Chairwoman
Michael Leister – Executive Director
Area: New Jersey
Thomas Bowlby, Jr. – Chairman
Robert K. Melofchik – Executive Director
Area: New Mexico
Pete Newsted – Chairman
Dave Wilson – Executive Director
Area: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
Michael Winiecki – Chairman
Michelle Loren – Executive Director
Northern New England
Ryan Gadhue – Chairman
G. Tim Stone – Executive Director
Ohio Fire Sprinkler Association
Bill Haussmann – Chairman
Don Eckert – Executive Director
Area: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska
Tracy Moore – Chairman
Ron Greenman – Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Chapter
Brent Heiner – Chairman
Adam Millward – Executive Director
Area: California Sacramento Valley
Bill Gray – Chairman
Paulene Norwood – Executive Director
Area: San Diego southward and surrounding area
Ron Aday – Chairman
Rhonda Hill – Executive Director
Area: Los Angeles area
Terry Householder – Co-Chairman
Jeff Bridges – Co-Chairman
Amber Barrios – Executive Director
Area: South Carolina
Jason Strickland – Chairman
Jack Medovich – Chairman
George Wagner – Executive Director
Area: Massachusetts, New Hampshire & Rhode Island
Joshua Fitzgerald – Executive Director
What is a Certified Chapter
Although AFSA is a national association, many of the most important and significant achievements of the association are accomplished at the local chapter level. Changes in code requirements, licensing laws and training have the most direct effect on a contractor’s bottom line.
The most convincing arguments for change come from the same people who have to live with these changes. Members also experience the personal side of the association where they can network their services and enjoy friendships at the many chapter’s activities and events.
AFSA considers one of the most important benefits of membership in the American Fire Sprinkler Association is access to and participation in its Chapters. Therefore AFSA actively promotes and encourages strong, active chapters.
Certified Chapters have met the required standards of operation of a chapter that best serves its membership and reflects the quality of services those members have come to expect.
Affiliated State Associations
These are independent state associations affiliated with AFSA to provide services to AFSA members.
Would you like information about our Affiliate Program?
Affiliate Program Rules
I. The Affiliated State Association must have a minimum of 25% AFSA contractor members to qualify and remain eligible for the program.
A.) On June 1 of each year, the State Affiliate will forward to AFSA National a list of their contractor members so that the percentages can be verified. B.) Remember, as the percentage of AFSA contractors increase, so does the amount of funds from AFSA. C.) AFSA will encourage its members to join the local state association. D.) If the Affiliated State Association has a significant increase in AFSA contractor members, the ratio can be adjusted upward upon request and verification by the Affiliated State Association. (2 upward adjustments allowed each year.)
II. The Affiliated State Association must meet a minimum of 4 times per year and forward meeting notices, meeting minutes and sign in sheets to AFSA within one month of the meeting.
III. The Affiliated State Association can participate in the Chapter Rebate program at a percentage of how many of their contractor members are members in good standing with AFSA.
Example Active AFSA Chapters receive $500 to $1500 annually if minimum requirements are met
- 40% of AFSA
- 1 to 20 contractors assigned: $500 $200
- 21 to 40 contractors assigned: $1000 $400
- 41 plus $1500 $600
IV. The Affiliated State Association can participate in the Chapter Grant program. AFSA, in January of each year, makes available a certain amount ($50,000 for 1999) for chapters to access for projects. (See Chapter Grant criteria.)
A.) Chapters can request as many grants as they wish. The Chapter Grant committee will approve or deny each request on its own merit. B.) The chapter must match dollar for dollar the amount requested C.) State affiliates will be eligible for grant money at a percentage of how many of their contractors are AFSA members. For example, the state affiliate requests $5000 from AFSA for a project. If 40% of their contractor members are members of AFSA, they will receive $2000. If 60% are members of AFSA, they will receive $3000.
V. An agreement for direct financial support from AFSA to the State Association to reimburse expenses fro an Executive Director is being finalized at this time. Implementation will be Jan. 1,2000. A maximum of $750 (per meeting) will be paid by AFSA to support an Executive Director , based on the percentage of AFSA members in the State Association.
Example: 40% contractor members of AFSA times $750=$300 times 10 meetings equals $3000 annually.
VI. Affiliated State Associations will be eligible for an annual visit by the AFSA President, Staff member or a Director, plus increased communication and programs from AFSA.
VII. Affiliated State Associations are entitled to a complimentary web page on the AFSA Sprinkler Net and complimentary copies of Sprinkler Age.
VIII. Affiliated State Associations will receive national coverage in Sprinkler Age magazine for their projects and activities.
IX. Affiliated State Associations will receive support from AFSA for hosting charity golf tournaments with advertising, contributions, attendance and free giveaways and bags.