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.”
“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.”
Jacque has been a small business financial consultant in the Kansas City area for over 25 years. Her financial discipline and people skills have played an instrumental role in the nine year existence of Crestwood Painting. She recently stepped into the role of President at Crestwood Painting, and is currently exploring opportunities for women owned businesses in the public sector.
“The Residential Forum provides many opportunities to learn from a great group of contractors who are committed to growing their own businesses, as well as the industry. Their willingness to share and be open to new ideas is inspiring!”
Diane has 30 years of business and consumer marketing experience including advertising, media buying, product/ brand management, public relations and market research. She is a 24-year veteran of Shurtech Brands, having served in a variety of roles including an International assignment in Germany. In her current role as Director of Market Development at ShurTech, she leads her team to reach end-users through product education, training and research. Her responsibilities also include developing International markets for the company’s key brands.
Rick Holtz is a third generation owner in the family paint business, H. J. Holtz & Son. Rick joined the family business full time in 1995 after graduating from Virginia Tech and working for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Holtz & Son, is a residential painting, wallpapering and faux finishing contractor in Richmond, VA. He leads a very diverse workforce where employee growth and security are a priority. Rick has maintained and built on the strong work ethic and professionalism set forth by his father and grandfather.
Marc Poulos started painting homes during summer vacations while attending college and wrestling at Drake University. Marc had a brief career in the real estate and financial services field but one day while sitting in a cubicle, he realized his true passion was beautifying homes. Marc began working with a variety of small craftsman shops before serving an apprenticeship with the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Chicago. His commitment to excellence won him Top Apprentice from Washburne trade school in Chicago the premier school of its kind in the country.
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.”
Anthony “Tony” Kozak is no stranger to PDCA. Tony served as the Executive Director for the NYS Council, PDCA for over 20 years. 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. 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.