NCSA Names New Education Director
The National Systems Contractors Association's (NSCA) Education Foundation has elected Steven Emspak, partner at Shen Milsom & Wilke, to its board of directors.
The National Systems Contractors Association's (NSCA) Education Foundation has elected Steven Emspak, partner at Shen Milsom & Wilke, to its board of directors. NSCA also recently hired Barbra Snitker as the managing director of the NSCA Education Foundation.
Emspak is a long-time supporter of the Foundation through Shen Milsom & Wilke and even more significantly through his leadership and involvement with the industry band, the Drunk Unkles. The "Unks" have been involved with the NSCA Education Foundation for more than seven years, raising more than $450,000 for the Foundation's initiatives, according to NSCA
"For many years, I have respected NSCA for the knowledge and respect it brings to the industry through its education and training," Emspak said in a statement. "Today's business climate is more challenging than it has ever been; the segments of our industry are eroding in one form or another—profit margins, shrinking markets, rapidly changing technology. If we, as an industry, hope to survive, it will be a direct result of becoming better educated in all aspects of what we do. It is my hope that, through my involvement in the Foundation, we will further advance the need to provide training in business management, sales and marketing efforts. "
The Foundation provides students with training opportunities as they advance their careers within the commercial electronic systems industry. Many of the industry's leading manufacturers have sponsored the scholarship program, student memberships, and the creation of an endowment for future scholarship opportunities, including the promotion of the Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA) and its introductory-level certification in the electronic systems industry.
To further its mission, the NSCA Education Foundation hired Snitker to assist in fundraising through both corporate sponsorships and events to further promote the Foundation's mission.
Snitker participated in both political fundraising and event management working for Congress and the Executive Office of the President.
For more information about the NSCA Education Foundation, visit www.nscafoundation.org.