Since 1965, the National Precast Concrete Association has represented manufacturers of plant-produced precast concrete products and the suppliers to the industry. The 501(c)6 trade association is dedicated to expanding the use of quality, precast concrete, while providing members with the education, programs, certification and information necessary to operate a successful plant. In addition, the 501(c)3 NPCA Foundation sponsors educational opportunities for students pursuing careers in industry-related fields.
Partnering with a 16-member Board of Directors and 21 staff, the Carmel, Ind., headquarters serves more than 1,000 members with an $9.8 million budget and more than $4 million in reserves. The Foundation budget is $337k with $1.3 million in reserves. The Precast Show, plant certification and membership dues are the NPCA’s three largest revenue generators. Members are located in 50 states, 11 Canadian provinces and several countries.
NPCA’s Board and CEO led through the pandemic era by holding one of the first large trade shows in the nation to meet in person in May 2021, garnering national attention for successfully managing the risks involved. The strategic plan was also revised on a three-year cycle in 2021. Its focus has directed a strong performance by the volunteer and staff partnership through an era of significant business, technological and societal transition. The association’s leadership seeks to continue their entrepreneurial approach to build upon the significant progress of the last three and a half years, as their current CEO steps into a new leadership opportunity.
The next NPCA President and CEO will function as a high-profile executive leader, which requires sophistication in visionary foresight, entrepreneurial innovation, strategic execution, advocacy, people development, association change leadership, and the dynamics of high-performance governance and strategic execution. NPCA has sufficient resources to execute its strategic vision. Diplomacy, empathetic listening and authentic caring about members’ opinions and input are at the core of being a successful NPCA strategic leader.
The Search Committee has identified highly desirable qualities in the new CEO, which include a track record of commitment building an organization and a board culture, stability evident in the career arc, strength and resilience in overcoming adversity, the ability to interpret complex specifications, laws, and government regulations; understanding of and working with small, family-owned businesses and larger corporations; honesty and trustworthiness, and a conservative management style and approach. Experience leading in a fiscally responsible manner, while overseeing the diverse functions of HR, finance, technology, marketing, membership, meetings, advocacy, education, certifications and standard setting is desired. Engagement with government agencies, building strategic alliances, a successful entrepreneurial track record and maintaining an effective staff team will be essential to the next President’s success. Willingness to travel extensively is required. The Board has determined that Indiana residency is required.
The anticipated start date is between Dec. 1, 2023 and Jan. 2, 2024. An Interim CEO will be in place until the new CEO arrives. Compensation is negotiable and commensurate with the size and scope of NPCA. Advanced degrees, a CAE designation – or willingness to attain the CAE, and five or more years of leadership experience in associations or not-for-profits are preferred.
Deadline for submissions is no later than July 12, 2023 to [email protected].