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ACD Staff

Executive Office

Eric R. Byer

Eric R. Byer
President and CEO
(703) 527-6223

Eric Byer is a passionate, pro-business advocate for the chemical distribution industry as CEO and president of the Alliance for Chemical Distribution (ACD), formerly the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD). Since taking the helm of ACD in January 2014, he has been a tireless leader in growing the organization’s public policy programs and its outreach with our nation’s leaders on Capitol Hill and with regulatory agencies. Eric has championed the growing and diversified chemical distribution industry, helping usher in the announcement of the organization’s new name in 2023. He is focused on ensuring excellence in ACD’s Responsible DistributionTM, the industry’s most comprehensive environmental, health, safety, security, and sustainability standards, and has created numerous initiatives for the continuous improvement of member companies. Since joining ACD, he has grown the organization from a $3.5M trade association to $8.5M, doubling staff growth to support membership needs. Eric helped secure the enactment of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, successfully advocated for the passage of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program four times, highlighted the need for greater freight rail safety and competition, and ensured the chemical distribution industry was listed as an essential industry during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Prior to ACD, Eric was senior vice president at Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, PLC (OFMK), where he led strategic communications, marketing, programs, and government affairs. Before his tenure at OFMK, Eric was vice president of government and industry affairs at the National Air Transportation Association.

 

Administration and Operations

Lucinda Schofer

Lucinda A. Schofer
Chief Operating Officer
(703) 527-6223 x3044

Lucinda currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Alliance for Chemical Distribution (ACD). She was promoted to this position in January 2014 from Vice President, Marketing and Member Programs.

As COO, Lucinda has responsibility for the internal operations of ACD. She ensures integrity of the financial, IT, and HR systems and adherence to business processes customarily accepted in the 501(c)(6) environments. She serves as Deputy Secretary of the ACD Board of Directors.

She is also responsible for the marketing and member programs and communications divisions, which handle the majority of revenue generating programs and services, including membership, strategic partnerships, and the association’s educational and conference offerings.

Prior to ACD, Lucinda worked for the American Chemistry Council (ACC) as Director of Marketing supervising the development and management of major conferences, network meetings, workshops, and sponsorship programs and related activities. In addition, she directed ACC’s product sales through an online store to members and other audiences, specifically in the areas of economics, industry statistics, training, Responsible Care®, community outreach, emergency response, and compliance assistance. Prior to this role, Lucinda managed the coordination of compliance assistance services and served as the staff manager for a training issues group and the transportation outreach program TRANSCAER®. She holds a B.A. in Speech Communications from the University of Maryland. Lucinda, her husband, and three children live in Bethesda, Maryland.

 

Lisa Vienna

Lisa Vienna
Vice President, Finance & Operations
(703) 527-6223 x3050

 

Randy Schlegel

Randy Schlegel
Director, Information Services
(703) 527-6223 x3051

 

Donna Thomas

Donna Thomas
Coordinator, Customer Service
(703) 527-6223 x3037

 

Government Affairs

Jennifer Gibson

Jennifer Gibson
Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
(703) 527-6223 x3047

Jennifer Gibson is Vice President, Regulatory Affairs of the Alliance for Chemical Distribution (ACD). In this role, she advances the Association’s interests before regulatory agencies and develops compliance tools for ACD members. She facilitates and is a frequent speaker for ACD’s in-person training sessions and regulatory webinars. Jennifer is a member of the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Security Task Force, and the Interested Parties for Hazardous Materials Transportation. She previously served a term on the federal Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee, where she co-chaired the Emergency Management & Resiliency Subcommittee.

Before turning her full efforts to regulatory matters, Jennifer also directed ACD’s legislative programs. Prior to joining ACD, Jennifer was Director of Federal Affairs for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies. Before joining the association world, she spent several years on Capitol Hill, first as the Scheduler/Office Manager for Congressman Fred Grandy (R-IA) then as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX).

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she earned a B.A. with a double major in Government and Communications. She is a graduate of the Duke University Fuqua School of Business Executive Education Leadership Program and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management.

 

Analisa Puzzanghero

Analisa Puzzanghero
Director, Regulatory Affairs
(703) 527-6223 x3065

 

Nick Breslin

Nicholas Breslin
Manager, Regulatory Affairs
(703) 527-6223 x3046

 

Doug Leigh

Doug Leigh
Vice President, Legislative Affairs
(703) 527-6223 x3069

 

Brian

Brian Callahan
Vice President, Legislative Affairs
(703) 527-6223 x3062

 

Tyler Farrar

Tyler Farrar
Coordinator, Government Affairs
(571) 482-3064

 

Responsible Distribution, Member Programs, and Development

Joe Donadoni

Joe Donadoni
Senior Vice President, Development
(703) 527-6223x3045

 

Roselle Foley

Roselle G. Foley
Senior Director, Business Development
(703) 527-6223 x3041

 

Jenni Jenkins

Jenni Jenkins
Senior Director, Membership
(703) 527-6223 x3067

 

Caroline Brooks

Caroline Brooks
Senior Director, Responsible Distribution
(703) 527-6223 x3059

 

Sean Corson

Sean Corson
Coordinator, Responsible Distribution
(703) 527-6223 x3043

 

Gayle Ogletree

Gayle Ogletree
Coordinator, Education Programs
(571) 482-3053 x3053

 

Meetings and Events

Tracey Pierce

Tracey Pierce, CMP
Vice President, Meetings and Events
(703) 527-6223 x3042

 

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Joseph Gallier
Manager, Meetings and Program Content
(703) 527-6223 x3054

 

Communications

Aileen Smith

Aileen Smith
Director, Communications
(703) 527-6223 x3040

 

Susannah Williams

Susannah Williams
Manager, Public Affairs
(703) 527-6223 x3088

 

Sudina Shakya

Sudina Shakya
Coordinator, Communications
(703) 527-6223 x3074

 

Megan Grantier

Megan Grantier
Coordinator, Communications
(703) 527-6223 x3066