8.1       The Board of Directors shall employ an Association Executive to conduct the affairs of the Association.  The Board of Directors shall have the right to terminate the employment of the Association Executive.  The Association Executive shall report  to the President of the Board.  The Association Executive and such other employees of his/her Staff shall receive compensation for their services as determined by the budget as approved by the Board of Directors.  No Regular member engaged as a contractor in one of the represented industries is eligible to serve as Association Executive or on the Staff of the Association Executive.


8.2       The Association Executive shall be provided with an office and all necessary equipment, telephone service and expense account to properly conduct the business affairs of the Association.  He/She shall assist the President of the Board at all meetings, represent the Association at all times at the discretion of the Board of Directors.  He/She shall have the power to perform such other duties of an executive nature as may be assigned to him/her by the Board of Directors.  Other employee(s) of the Association will be hired by and will be under the supervision of the Association Executive.


8.3       The Executive Director shall be an officer of the Association and a non-voting member of the Board of Directors.