Columbia, MD – At its 66th Annual Leadership Summit and Industry Expo in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) announced its slate of officers and board members for 2011.

Frank Headen, CR, WLS, CMH, of First Restoration DKI, Inc. (Charlotte, NC), will continue to lead the association as RIA president for a second year. Wade Miller, CR, of Mitigation Services, Inc. (Brentwood, TN), will continue to serve under Headen as vice president. Samuel Bergman of Rolyn Companies, Inc. (Rockville, MD), has been elected as first vice president of the association, which is a new RIA officer position created this year. Leo Volkert, CR, WLS, of Primo Clean Restoration Services (Lodi, CA) will serve as the association’s secretary. And continuing as the association’s treasurer is Michael Popowski of PBI Restoration Resources (Timonium, MD).

This year, two new advisory councils were formed and representatives from those councils, as well as RIA’s existing ones, were appointed to the Board of Directors. Les Cunningham of Business Networks (Walterville, OR), will serve as the director of the Individual Professionals Council and Ken Rothmel of Sunbelt Rentals (Fort Mill, SC), will represent the Vendor Council. Representing RIA’s existing councils are: Scott Stamper, CR, of Regency Construction (Clinton Township, MI) – Restoration Council; Scott Mullis, CR, WLS, of Epic Response (Acworth, GA) – Environmental Council; and Warner Cruz, CR, of J.C. Restoration, Inc./DKI (Rolling Meadows, IL) – Contents Council.

“RIA is expanding the breadth and depth of our board so that every segment of our membership has a voice at the highest level,” said Frank Headen, CR, WLS, CMH. “I am honored to serve with this group of leaders during this next year.”