ARLINGTON, Va., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Effective today, the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) announced it has appointed Lisa Vienna as director, business management and Matthew McKinney as manager, public affairs for the association. Ms. Vienna brings a wealth of experience directing association finances and human resources, as well as strong experience in information technology and building management. Mr. McKinney has proven communications and media skills which better position NACD's public affairs and member communications in the future.
As director of business management, Vienna's responsibilities include overseeing the internal operations of NACD and the Chemical Educational Foundation, ensuring the integrity of the financial, information technology, and human resources systems within the organizations, and continuing adherence to business processes customarily accepted in the non-profit sector.
"Lisa brings proven experience to the finance and accounting department. She will be working with our staff to ensure we are appropriately staffed, our finance and accounting systems are running smoothly, and our information technology is supporting our mission," said NACD President Eric Byer.
As manager, public affairs, McKinney's responsibilities concentrate on media relations, policy and speech writing, and member communications to elevate the association's programs.
"I am also excited to welcome Matt McKinney to our team. His communications experience on complex industry issues will help us advance our messaging with the media, our members, and other stakeholders," stated Byer.
Vienna received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Radford University and obtained an Accounting Career Studies Certificate from Northern Virginia Community College. She comes to NACD from the Heart Rhythm Society as director, finance and operations. She previously served in a variety of Controller and accounting roles at The Sports Club/LA, Friends of the National Zoo, City Club of Washington, and Special Libraries Association.
McKinney received a Master of Arts in International Affairs from The George Washington University and a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Spanish, Summa Cum Laude, from Georgia College and State University. Previously, he served as communications manager with the government affairs firm Obadal, Filler, MacLeod, & Klein (OFMK), where he managed media and client relations on a variety of issues for OFMK and its clients.
NACD and its over 420 member companies are vital to the chemical supply chain providing products to over 750,000 end users. They make a delivery every eight seconds while maintaining a safety record that is more than twice as good as all manufacturing combined. NACD members are leaders in health, safety, security, and environmental performance through implementation of Responsible Distribution, established in 1991 as a condition of membership and a third-party verified management practice. For additional information on our members, their safety record or NACD, visit NACD at www.NACD.com.
Contact: Matthew McKinney
SOURCE National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)