2011-2012 Board of Directors
Suhaiba Neill – President
John Neill Painting - Philadelphia, PA
Suhaiba is the Business Manager for John Neill Painting, a residential painting company entering its 35th year in business. Suhaiba joined the family business in June of 2005 and began attending local PCDCA meetings shortly thereafter, and attended her first AST meeting in Annapolis, MD. “I was amazed by the amount of knowledge in the room and the eagerness to share so that we may all run our businesses at the highest levels possible.” Suhaiba is currently the editor of the Painters Rag and one of the founding members of the PWP Forum.
Scott Lollar – Vice President
First Impressions Painting - Chicago, IL
Scott has been in the painting industry for over 20 years and a long time PDCA member. He is a founding member of the Lincoln State Council Board of Directors as well as a multi term President of the Schaumbug Chapter. “The ability to reach out to my peers through my involvement in the Residential Forum is priceless. These are the best of the best painting contractors and there is nothing I will encounter as a business owner that someone in the Forum hasn’t been through. The camaraderie and peer to peer interaction help me sharpen my focus more than any other organization I participate in.”
Mark Lane – Treasurer
Rite Painting - Seattle, WA
Mark is President of Rite Painting in Seattle, WA. Rite Painting has been in business since 2003. I have been a PDCA Member and involved locally since 2004. My first encounter with the Residential Forum was AST 9 in St. Louis. At that meeting I met a group of contractors that had what I wanted and were willing to share what they knew. The knowledge I gain from the Residential Forum is invaluable to me and my business.
Mike Kelly – Director
Crestwood Painting - Kansas City, MO
Having attended the last three AST gatherings, I’ve seen how membership in the Residential Forum has directly helped my business. I’d like to participate in whatever way I might to grow membership and see that others benefit in the same way.
Doug Imhoff – Director
Imhof Painting, Inc. - Centennial, CO
In light of the years of instruction and inspiration from which I personally have prospered, I understand keenly the importance of good stewardship as the torch is passed from one to another. For more than a decade I have been the beneficiary of the hard work, dedication and preparation of the Residential Forum board and it’s time I give back; in whatever manner suits the needs of this esteemed Forum
Randy Fornoff – Director
MTS Painting & Property Services – Mesa, AZ
Randy has been in paint contracting for over 30 years, and is President of MTS Painting, a family business operating in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area. “I have been actively involved in the PDCA for many years including the Residential Forum. I am outgoing President of the local PDCA Chapter, a PDCA Contractor College Instructor, and am an EPA Accredited Teacher and Training Manager for the EPA Lead RRP rule. The Res Forum has always been an important inspiration to me and has contributed greatly to MTS Painting.”
Julie Gehrke – Past President
Signet Painting - St. Paul, MN
Julie is co-owner and COO of Signet Painting, a residential painting company that contracts mainly with home renovators. Julie is a supervisory committee member of Spire Federal Credit Union; she has served as co-editor of The Painter’s Rag, written for Deco and PWC magazine and was chairperson of the PDCA Ad-hoc Governance Committee for Program Linkages. She attended her first PDCA meeting around 1994. “It was the beginning of my vision to create a viable company, and not just a schedule of jobs.”
Anthony J. Kozak – Executive Director
Anthony “Tony” Kozak is no stranger to PDCA. Tony has served as the Executive Director for the NYS Council, PDCA since August 1994. As the NYS Council Executive Director he facilitates the Council’s annual State Convention, Mid-Winter Board of Directors meeting, educational programming around the state, edits and produces the Council’s quarterly newsletter known as Paintspots and helps to administer the Council’s Insurance program. He has also been successful in writing several “safety grants” through the NYS Department of Labor offering safety training programs to PDCA members at local chapter meetings.
On the National level he has served on the Chapter Council Staff Committee, Membership Committee and on the National PDCA convention committee in 2003 and 2004. He has also been a guest speaker at previous National Leadership Conferences in St. Louis and most recently the past three years for the Regional Leadership Conferences in Baltimore with the NYS Council, New England Council and Mid-Atlantic Council.