The Executive Committee of the Building Material Suppliers Association has appointed Lynn Schwarz as the Association’s new President. In addition, Cindy Hartley was promoted to Vice President/Secretary of BMSA. The appointments became effective on April 3, 2014.
Prior to being selected to lead BMSA as President, Ms. Schwarz was the Association’s Executive Director. She has had more than fifteen years in association management, first as Director of Membership and Education for the Ohio Lumbermen’s Association and then as Executive Vice President of Ohio Construction Suppliers Association. Ms. Schwarz also worked for Lee Resources in Greenville, SC for 11 years. She has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development from The Ohio State University and undergraduate degrees from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio).A.
Cindy Hartley has been serving lumber dealers for over forty years. She began her association career in 1973 as the Assistant Director at the Virginia Building Material Association. She worked there, along with her husband Tom, until 2000 when VBMA merged with the Southern Building Material Association. Ms. Hartley has served as BMSA’s Director of Member Relations since 2000. She graduated from the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music with a major in Voice and a minor in Piano.
“I am honored and excited to be BMSA’s President. It is truly a privilege to serve building material suppliers in North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia,” Ms. Schwarz said.
“In the months ahead, the BMSA staff will be evaluating and tweaking programs and services to ensure that we are meeting members’ needs. In addition, members can expect to see BMSA unveil several new resources designed to help our dealers be successful.”
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