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MCAA Affiliated Association Executives Receive ELI Designation

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Mechanical Contractors Association of America

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MCAA Affiliated Association Executives Receive ELI Designation for Commitment to Association Management Principles

New designation rewards dedication to best practices, education

ROCKVILLE, MD—Becky Brimley, CAE, of the Mid--‐Michigan Mechanical Contractors Association (Mason, MI) was one of 19 Executive Directors of MCAA affiliated associations to receive the Mechanical Contractors Association of America’s (MCAA) new Education Leadership Initiative (ELI) designation.

The designation was presented during the Association Executives Council (AEC) Business Meeting on March 11, 2014. The meeting was held in conjunction with the association’s annual convention at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The ELI designation was developed by the AEC leadership to showcase association executives’ commitment to association management principles.

The designation is earned upon completion of a Best Practices Review and participation in a requisite amount of education over a two--‐year period. A Best Practices Review ensures that association practices, procedures and governance are fundamentally sound. Each review includes a top--‐to--‐bottom audit performed by a senior association peer using a set of best practices and guidelines. Upon completion of the review, the association’s executive is given a list of recommended action items.

The ELI program originated in 2012 with the goal of providing the same type of high--‐level education to our local affiliated associations that MCAA already provides to its contractor members. ELI program now includes association--‐specific education, Best Practice Reviews and the ELI designation.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of America, Inc. (MCAA) serves the unique needs of approximately 2,800 firms involved in heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, piping, and mechanical service. We do this by providing our members with high--‐quality educational materials and programs to help them attain the highest level of managerial and technical expertise. MCAA includes the Mechanical Service Contractors of America, the Plumbing Contractors of America, the Manufacturer/Supplier Council, the Mechanical Contracting Education and Research Foundation and the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau.


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