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The Government Affairs Committee is concerned with federal legislative actions and regulatory policies affecting the opportunity and ability of electrical contractors to operate efficiently, profitably and in the best interest of their customers. The committee makes recommendations to the NECA Board of Governors on the association’s national legislative policies. It also reviews related model programs for implementation at the state and local levels, including bidding and contracting procedures.

The committee cooperates with a wide variety of electrical and construction industry organizations in order to create a better climate for electrical construction. The committee Secretary represents NECA in these organizations.

Each member of the Government Affairs Committee is charged with monitoring and stimulating growth in the level of contributions to NECA’s political action program within all chapters in the district he represents. The committee reviews these political action efforts and recommends appropriate levels of giving for contractors and association staff. Committee members are expected to attend the Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. as part of their duties.

2017 Government Affairs Committee Roster

  • Nicolaus Feldmann, Chairman
    Vice President District I
    Eldor Contracting Corporation
    30 Corporate Dr
    Holtsville, NY 11742
  • Jim Havell
    Intermountain Chapter
    Midwest Electric Inc
    40 W Truman Ave
    South Salt Lake, UT 84115
  • Stephen Gianotti
    New York City Chapter
    Arcadia Electrical Company Inc
    1005 Wyckoff Ave
    Ridgewood, NY 11385
  • Kurt Brinkman
    Northern California Chapter
    Intrepid Electronic Systems Inc
    400 Market St
    Oakland, CA 94607-3034
  • Ted Brady
    West Virginia-Ohio Valley Chapter
    Progressive Electric Inc
    4961 Washington St West
    Charleston, WV 25313
  • Thomas M Wolden
    American Line Builders Chapter
    New River Electrical Corporation
    One Cloverdale Pl
    Cloverdale, VA 24077
  • Edward E Witt Jr
    North Florida Chapter
    Miller Electric Company
    PO Box 1799
    Jacksonville, FL 32201-1799
  • James E Strange III (Future Leader)
    Louisville Chapter
    Advanced Electrical Systems Inc
    3312 Gilmore Industrial Blvd
    Louisville, KY 40213
  • Mark Hady
    Wisconsin Chapter
    J.H. Lamb Electric
    610 Union St.
    Watertown, WI 53098
  • I Steven Diamond (PLC)
    Chicago & Cook County Chapter
    Malko Communication Services LLC
    5401 Fargo Ave
    Skokie, IL 60077
  • Mark Huston
    North Texas Chapter
    Lone Star Electric
    2320 Cullen St
    Fort Worth, TX 76107-2320
  • Brent Fatzinger (PLC)
    North Central Ohio Chapter
    Abbott Electric Inc
    1935 Allen Ave SE
    Canton, OH 44707
  • Stanley K Heil
    Oregon-Columbia Chapter
    Heil Electric
    8425 SE Stark St
    Portland, OR 97216-1137
  • Jake Davie (PLC)
    American Line Builders Chapter
    Hooper Corporation
    2030 Pennsylvania Ave
    Madison, WI 53704-4746
  • Tim Chettle
    St Louis Chapter
    Schaeffer Electric Company
    4667 Green Park Rd
    St Louis, MO 63123-7203
  • Marco Giamberardino, Secretary
    Executive Director, Government Affairs
    NECA Inc
    3 Bethesda Metro Center #1100
    Bethesda, MD 20814