David L. Kelly Elected Chair of The ESOP Association Members Installed to Board Positions

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David L. Kelly, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc., located in Lafayette, LA, has been elected to serve as Chair of The ESOP Association. The ESOP Association is the national trade association for companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and the leading voice in America for employee ownership.

Mr. Kelly is an active member of The ESOP Association and the Association's Southwest Chapter. He has served on The ESOP Association's Board as Vice Chair for the last two years. His term as Chair began May 1, 2013 and will continue until April 30, 2015.

"David has been active in the ESOP community and with the Association for many years," said ESOP Association President, J. Michael Keeling. "His contributions have increased the effectiveness of Association services and we are excited David will be the Chief Elected Officer of the Association and the primary driver of the Association's mission to advocate and educate for employee ownership."

In addition to Mr. Kelly's election to Chair, Cindy Turcot, Chief Operating Officer of Gardener's Supply Company in Burlington, VT will become Vice Chair of the Association; David Fitz-Gerald, Vice President, CFO and Treasurer of Carris Reels, Inc. in Proctor, VT will become Secretary/Treasurer; Mark R. Lomele, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Recology in San Francisco, CA will become Immediate Past Chair. Joining the Association's Board as At-Large Board Members representing corporate members: Andrew Kulesza, Chief Financial Officer of R.E. Kramig & Co., Inc. in Cincinnati, OH and J.L. Nichols, III, Chief Executive Officer of Nichols Foodservice, Inc., in Wallace, NC. Joining the Board as an At-Large Board Member representing a professional member: Susan D. Lenczewski, Counsel, Fafinski Mark & Johnson, P.A., in Eden Prairie, MN. Returning Board members: Chair of the Employee Ownership Foundation, Frieda S. Takaki, President/CEO of CHART Rehabilitation of Hawaii, Inc., Honolulu, HI; Chair of the State & Regional Chapter Council, Dan Marcue, Human Resource Director of Woodward Communications, Inc., Dubuque, IA; and Chair of the Advisory Committee's Chairs Council, Kathryn Daly, Managing Director of Chartwell Capital Solutions, Portland, OR.

The Board of Directors is the premier governing body of The ESOP Association. Seven members of its ten person Board of Directors are elected by the Association's Board of Governors who are elected by Association members.

The ESOP Association is the national trade association for companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and the leading voice in America for employee ownership. The core cause of The ESOP Association is the belief that employee ownership will improve American competitiveness, increase productivity through greater employee participation, and strengthen our free enterprise economy. More information: website - www.esopassociation.org and blog – www.esopassociationblog.org.

SOURCE The ESOP Association


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