Seven ad hoc committees serve the National Demolition Association. These committees provide a space for discussion of key demolition industry concerns and serve to carry out the interests of the Strategic Plan. It is through these committees that NDA members exchange information and ideas, provide guidance to the association, and develop programs and tools to meet the needs of our members and the industry at large.

In accordance with the bylaws, committee assignments are made once per year, after the conclusion of our Annual Convention & Expo. Our 2024 Call for Volunteers closed December 13, 2023. However, we are now accepting applications year-round. Applications are reviewed by the President at the Annual Convention & Expo and positions are officially confirmed at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors, March 6, 2024.  If you are approved to join a committee, you can expect to start participating in all committee activities in spring 2024, after the conclusion of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors.

Committee Application

To learn more about each committee, please click on the link in the committee name to view the committee job description. If you are interested in passionately serving the strategic direction of NDA, or have any questions about the application process, contact us at to learn more about our committees.

Awards Committee: The Committee promotes the industry through a vibrant and dynamic awards and scholarship program. The Committee evaluates nominations and establishes criteria and eligibility for all awards and scholarships.

Chairperson, Jim Graham
Rich Adamo Michele O'Rourke
Dan Costello Don Rachel
John Lloyd Timothy Ramon
Mark McWright Jeff Sessler
David Dickson  

Convention Committee: Supporting the future of the NDA best describes the Committee. The Committee supports the NDA strategic goal to educate members on the latest advances in equipment and services and provide educational programming necessary to be leaders in the industry.

Chairperson, Jeff Sessler
Bill Abraham Allie Lloyd
Rich Adamo Earl Proud
Andrew Chandler Walter Reeves
Tony den Hoed Zack Sims
Paul Dickson Per Skaaret
Rich Elliott Scot Stein
Tony Frattalone Geordie Stewart
Danny Freeman Bernard Styer
Matt Hughes Ed Vernier
Jeff Isom  
Dean Kinslow  

Certification Board of National Demolition Association​: The Committee supports Certification Board of the National Demolition Association (CBN) as outlined in the in the Committee Governance Charter.

Chairperson, Peter Banks
Tim Barker Bud Stevens
Don Collier Jim Urtz
Tim Homrich LaCresha Ware
Drew Lammers Harrison Williams
Tim Ramon  

Education CommitteeThe Committee supports the NDA strategic goal to provide educational programming necessary to be leaders in environmental stewardship, safety, training and professional competency. 

Chairperson, Steve Schwartz
Mahesh Bailakanavar Dan Hoffman
David Dickson Fred Maier
Jeffrey Dore Brian McKinney
Ayman Elfouly Greg Menen
Tony Frattalone David Sinclair
Michael Gilmartin Jim Urtz
Doug Hampton Joe Vendetti
Ben Hayden  

Government Affairs CommitteeThe Government Affairs Committee sets policy positions and advocates for the interests of NDA with regard to policies, laws and regulations that may affect the Association and membership.

Chairperson, Zac Clark
Andrew Debaise Aron Mandelbaum
Michael Debenedet Dennis McGarel
Lora Denney Mark McWright
Ian Gayman Tillio Olcesse
Jim Graham Mark Oszust
Tyler Greene Matt Preston
Tim Gunn Bruce Sherman
George Hilton, III Ryan Udelson
Allie Lloyd  

Industry Committee: The Committee creates guidelines, guidance documents, and whitepapers and curates data to benefit member companies and the industry.

Chairperson, Blake Svendsen
Mahesh Bailakanavar Chris Niemand
Mark Frank Karsten Pawlik
Brian Haller Brian Priestly
Joseph Hampel Jeff Sessler
Scott Homrich  William Sinclair
Brian Hornyak Per Skaaret
Ahmed Khalil Douglas Thomas
Mark Lee LaCresha Ware
Trevor Moyer  

Leadership Development CommitteeThe Leadership Development Committee facilitates the nomination process for selecting candidates for Director-at-Large and Treasurer.

Chairperson, Ben Hayden
Zac Clark Steve Schwartz
James Graham Jeff Sessler
Scott Laird Terry Sturgell
Jeff Lambert, CEO Blake Svendsen
John Satterwhite Ed Vernier

Marketing and Communications CommitteeThe Marketing and Communications Committee guides the Association’s overall marketing and communications strategy to all stakeholders for the purposes of recruitment, program messaging, fundraising, awareness, and branding.

Chairperson, Terry Sturgell
Bill Abraham James Keefe
Marcus Barnes Damian Mejia
Nathan Brainard James Milburn
Simone Bruni Brionne Owens
Connie Clearwater Jesse Roy
Quinn Damon Geordie Stewart
Michael Gilmartin Ed Vernier
Benjamin Hayden Christian Yanes

Member Growth CommitteeThe NDA Member Growth Committee coordinates with staff liaisons on key strategies, challenges, and needs to provide insight on NDA membership recruitment, engagement, and retention. The committee will act as a sounding-board and subject matter expert to support design and deployment of NDA’s Strategic Growth strategy and related deliverables.

Chairperson, Scott Laird
Alex Berg Jim Graham
Peter Bigwood Ben Hayden
Andrew DeBaise Brian Priestly

Safety CommitteeThe Committee supports the NDA strategic goal to educate members on the latest advances in equipment and services and provide educational programming necessary to be leaders in safety, education and professional competency.

Chairperson, John Satterwhite
Jason Anderson Nick McGarel
Alfredo Barragan Travis Parsons
Austin Berg Melissa Robertson
Jeffrey Dore Gene Sabotini
Michael Dougherty Kyle Smith
Tim Homrich Roni Szigeti
Kyle Maddox Tony Trulen
Bill Moore Ian Vagle
William "BJ" Moore Danny Faught
Nick McGarel Eric Edsberg
John Brown Tony Trulen

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