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NIA Announces Two New Regional Members to the Board of Directors

NIA Announces Two New Regional Members to the Board of Directors

Herndon, Virginia—July 5, 2022—The National Insulation Association (NIA) is pleased to announce two new regional officers have joined the NIA Board of Directors, which is led by NIA President Joseph (Joe) P. Leo, Jr.

Following a majority vote by NIA’s Active membership during a Special Virtual Member Meeting on July 5, the Eastern States Insulation Contractors Association (ESICA) Representative to the NIA Board of Directors is Rick Baptista of Irex Contracting Group. Baptista’s term begins immediately and expires in 2025.

NIA President Joe Leo has appointed Daniel (Dan) King, Bay Insulation Systems, Inc. to fill the Southwestern Insulation Contractors Association (SWICA) regional vacancy. King was nominated by the SWICA Board of Directors to fill this position, which will expire in 2024.

The next NIA Board of Directors meeting is taking place July 11–12, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa, and Casino in Incline Village, Nevada.

“NIA is so fortunate to have dedicated and engaged members who work diligently year-round to not only provide direction and leadership to the association but also to advance our shared industry objectives. I am excited to welcome Rick and Dan as they share their regional insights with the full NIA Board,” said NIA Executive Vice President/CEO Michele M. Jones.

NIA’s next members-only meeting is the Fall Summit, taking place November 2–3, 2022, at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland. NIA President Joe Leo’s term concludes at NIA’s 67th Annual Convention, March 15–17, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa.


About NIA:

NIA is a not-for-profit trade association representing both merit (open shop) and union contractors, distributors, laminators, fabricators, and manufacturers that provide thermal insulation, insulation accessories, and components to the commercial, mechanical, and industrial markets throughout the nation. Since 1953, the northern Virginia-based association has been the voice of the insulation industry and is dedicated to keeping the commercial and industrial insulation industry up to date on the latest industry trends and technologies. For more information, visit