Regional Chapters

checkmark–  denotes Chapter certified as meeting specific standards of operation.


Area: Alabama

Hunter Brendle – President

Greg Willis Executive Director

Chapter Website

Alberta, Canada

Area: Alberta, Canada

Kevin Mozak – President

Chapter Website

Arkansas Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association

Area: Arkansas

Randy Gilliam – Chair

Coleman Farrar Executive Director


Area: Arizona

Bob Caputo– Chair

Makenna Leathers Executive Director

Carolinas -Certified Chapter-

Area: North Carolina

Bernie Parsons – Chair

John Turnage – Executive Director

Chapter Website

Chesapeake Bay -Certified Chapter-

Area: Washington, DC and Maryland, and Northern Virginia (adjacent to Washington DC)

Jay Zollars – Chair

Danielle Fowler – Executive Director

Chapter Website


Area: Colorado

Roger Wallace – Chair

Kim Cook – Executive Director

Chapter Website

Connecticut -Certified Chapter-

Area: Connecticut

Rick Russo Jr. – Chair

Chapter Website

Dallas-Fort Worth

Area: Dallas-Fort Worth

Charles Bonczyk – Chair

Chapter Website

Florida -Certified Chapter -

Area: Florida

Chris Johnson – Chair

Jessica Cox  – Executive Director

Chapter Website


Area: Georgia

Allen Cagle – Chair
Bonnie Pinson – Executive Director

Chapter Website

Greater Bay -Certified Chapter -

Area: Northwest California and west of the Sacramento Valley

Dave Karrick – Chair

Alicia Karrick – Executive Director

Chapter Website

Greater Kansas City ASCA

Area: Greater Kansas City area

Mark McKenzie – Chapter Chair

Brett Heinrich – Executive Director

Louisiana Fire Sprinkler Association -Certified Chapter -

Area: Louisiana

Linda Biernacki – Chair

Ellen Ballard – Executive Director

Chapter Website

Michigan -Certified Chapter -

Area: Michigan

Doug Irvine, Jr. – Chair

Chapter Website


Area: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin

Marc Haug– Chair

New Jersey -Certified Chapter -

Area:  New Jersey

Thomas Bowlby, Jr. – Chair

Victor Lugo – Executive Director

Questions regarding New Jersey’s new law requiring participation in a DOL approved apprenticeship program call Kevin Korenthal at AFSA National (214) 420-3033.

New Mexico -Certified Chapter -

Area: New Mexico

Jason Carter – Chair

Dave Wilson – Executive Director


Northern New England

Area: Vermont

Ryan Gadhue – Chair

Ohio Fire Sprinkler Association

Area: Ohio

Bill Haussmann – Chair

Scott Huber – Executive Director

Chapter Website

Pacific Northwest -Certified Chapter -

Area: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska

Josh Massingale – Chair

Ron Greenman – Executive Director

Chapter Website

Patriot Chapter

Area: Massachusetts, New Hampshire & Rhode Island

Chad Debuc – Chair

Chapter Website

Sacramento Valley -Certified Chapter -

Area: California Sacramento Valley

Hal Burton – Chair

Paulene Norwood – Executive Director

Chapter Website

San Diego

Area: San Diego southward and surrounding area

Ron Aday – Chair
858-513-4949 x 307

Rhonda Hill – Executive Director

Chapter Website

Schuylkill -Certified Chapter -

Area: Pennsylvania & Delaware

Meaghen Wills – Chair
Ilyse Shapiro   - Executive Director

Chapter Website

South Carolina -Certified Chapter -

Area: South Carolina

Stuart Weeks – Chair

Taylor Young – Executive Director

Chapter Website

Southern California

Area: Los Angeles area

Terry Householder – Chair

Amber Barrios – Executive Director

Chapter Website


Area: Tennessee

Casey Milhorn – Chair
Leslee Kiser – Executive Director

Chapter Website

Upstate New York

Area: Albany, NY & Surrounding

Justin Petcosky  – Chair

Chapter Website


Utah Rocky Mountain Chapter

Area: Utah

Mark Winder, Jr. – Chair

Brent Heiner – Executive Director

Virginia -Certified Chapter -

Area: Virginia

Jack Medovich, – President

Michael Christensen – Executive Director

Chapter Website

What is a Certified Chapter -Certified Chapter -

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.

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.

Affiliated State Associations

These are independent state associations affiliated with AFSA to provide services to AFSA members.

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 1st 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 funds ratio can be adjusted upward upon request and verification by the Affiliated State Association. (2 upward adjustments are 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 based on the percentage of their contractor members that are members in good standing with AFSA. Active AFSA Chapters receive $500 to $1500 annually if minimum requirements are met.

Example 50% of the State Association contractor members are also AFSA National members

  • 1 to 20 contractors: $500 (for an AFSA Chapter) | $250 (for an Affiliate with 50% AFSA members)
  • 21 to 40 contractors: $1000 (for an AFSA Chapter) | $500 (for an Affiliate with 50% AFSA members)
  • 41+ contractors: $1500 (for an AFSA Chapter) | $750 (for an Affiliate with 50% AFSA members)

IV. AFSA will reimburse the Affiliated State Association up to $750.00 for each meeting held based on the percentage of AFSA Contractor membership in the State Association. 

A) Reimbursement will be paid to the Affiliated State Association after the meeting notices, minutes, and attendance list are on file at AFSA National and the Executive Director has received a check from the State Association. The Executive Director will use the Expense Reimbursement Form under the online Chapter Resource Center to request this reimbursement. A copy of each of the items (notices, minutes, attendance list, State Association check) should be included with the reimbursement request.

B) Please note: AFSA National does not pay the Executive Director directly, we reimburse the Affiliated State Association for their staff expenses. Therefore, the reimbursement check will be made out to the State Association, not the Executive Director.

C) Reimbursement requests must be filed with AFSA National by December 31st of the year the meeting was held or the requests will NOT be paid.

Example: 50% of the State Association Contractor members are also AFSA National members, the State Association would receive 50% of the $750.00 (or $375.00) per meeting to help pay the Executive Director’s salary and travel expenses.

V. Affiliated State Associations will be eligible for an annual visit by the AFSA President or other AFSA Staff member plus receive increased communications and programs from AFSA.

VI. Affiliated State Associations are entitled to a complimentary link on the AFSA Website and complimentary copies of Sprinkler Age magazine.

VII. Affiliated State Associations will receive national coverage in Sprinkler Age magazine for their projects and activities.

VIII. Affiliated State Associations will receive support from AFSA for hosting charity golf tournaments or other charitable functions with advertising, contributions, attendance and free giveaways and bags.