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2017 NFDA Committees and Task Forces

(Revised 1-24-18)


NFDA Mission

  • To help our members thrive in the global marketplace


Strategic Objectives for Committees

  • Enhanced membership value
  • Increased member engagement
  • Increased industry recognition and advocacy
  • Improved membership recruitment and retention


Marketing Committee


 Jennifer Ruetz (Chair)   (262) 639-4200
 Warren Brooks  (810) 364-6636
 Gary Cravens  (972) 446-5503
 Renee Fisher  
 Kelly Kinney  (847) 349-5768
 Marci Myer  (714) 484-7858
 Erica Strandquist  (317) 704-8624
 Baron Yarborough  (281) 448-4440
 Kirk Zehnder  



Membership Committee


Recruit, welcome and retain members by creating a vehicle to network with the fastener industry by promoting and ultimately increasing their businesses while retaining their membership.


  • Ambassador: Welcome each new member with an office visit or phone call. Invite new members to attend upcoming events. Attend meetings to welcome new members and help them to meet other NFDA members.
  • Retain: Make phone calls to encourage active participation, verify contact information and ensure that members are satisfied with their NFDA membership. Remind NFDA members to take advantage of their member benefits.
  • Recruit: Invite fellow vendors, subs, and business partners to get involved in the NFDA to enjoy all of the member benefits.
 Tom Buddenbohn (Chair)   (817) 923-2900 
 Kameron Dorsey  (847) 353-2004
 Casey McIlhon  (515) 278-7030 x101
 Kevin Miller  (980) 225-7700
 Marci Myer  (714) 484-7858
 Adam Pratt  (716) 875-0315




Value and Vision Continuity


Ensures there is a high degree of value offered to our membership. Reviews and updates current offerings and programs and explores new value opportunities. This would include affinity programs, trend research, website articles, surveys and result reporting, etc. Safeguards that our value propositions to our membership are in line with our vision.


 Gary Cravens (Chair)   972-446-5503 
 Sarah Avalos  714-635-3993
 Giovanni Cespedes  704-587-4510
 Marty Goeree  616-406-8252
 Kelly Lehman  909-287-7750
 Jim Lindrup  616-588-8692
 Bob Luzum  651-639-3528
 Jennifer Ruetz  262-898-8639
 Ellen Strange  231-943-8553



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