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  • Bernie Brill Retirement Effective 12-31-2021

    October 20, 2021--SMACNA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Executive Director Bernie Brill has announced his retirement after 14 years with the organization effective December 31, 2021. Brill's career in association management spans more than 40 years--34 in the position as CEO/Executive Director. Brill stated, "It has been a very satisfying and rewarding career having the opportunity to meet and work with leading business executives on key issues."

    Brill has worked for four association's during his career first starting out as a meeting planner for the International Sleep Products Association before moving on as marketing director for the American Association of School Administrators. In 1977 he moved on to the Secondary Materials Recycled Textile Association where he spent 20 years as their executive director.

    In 2007 he was hired as the executive director for the SMACNA Mid-Atlantic Chapter whose jurisdiction covers Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and a portion of West Virginia.

    Brill's efforts had a significant impact on critical industry issues such as fire life safety, workforce development, and labor and management matters. He also worked closely with allied organizations in forming the Alliance for Construction Excellence.

    On the legislative side Brill represented the HVAC sheet metal industry on issues such as mandatory paid sick leave, worker misclassification, prompt pay, prevailing wage, and many others.


    The SMACNA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Board of Directors met recently to plan for the transition to assure all services and programs continue as planned. The Board of Directors appointed SMACNA Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s Communications and Marketing Manager Kurt Snyder as acting executive director effective January 1, 2022.

    For more information please contact Bernie Brill at bernie@smacnaatl.org or call 301/446-0002 x 101.