Members of the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and people with a stake in our industry are going to find an advocate and ally in the newly appointed Executive Director of RIA, Marc Selvitelli, CAE. The RIA Board of Directors conducted an exhaustive search, and on June 2, they announced that Selvitelli will work with association leaders and volunteers to help guide and execute the organization’s strategic initiatives, programs and policies.

Marc spent the last eight years as VP of Membership and Chapter Relations at NAIOP: The Commercial Real Estate Association. Selvitelli received the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 2002 from the American Society of Association Executives and has previous experience as an association executive director at the National Association of Community Credit Unions. His management history also includes terms as Senior Director of Strategic Planning for the National Society of Professional Engineers and Director of Industry Relations and Regional Field Operations for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Selvitelli’s expertise includes membership recruitment, financial management, conference and event production, and advocacy and policy development.

At the time of the June 2 appointment, RIA President Scott Stamper, CR and President of Regency DKI, called particular attention to Marc’s proven ability to build membership and develop advocacy programs. Selvitelli will not be alone in RIA’s new Washington, D.C. headquarters, as he joins VP of Standards & Technical Activities Jeff Lowinksi, Senior Director of Education & Learning Services Chris Peck, Marketing Manager Lindsay Pullen, Sales Manager Gina Valerio, Events Manager Alex Zapple, C&R Magazine Editor Frances Moffett, Accounting Manager Sunny Patel, Membership Services Coordinator Stephen Kendrick, and Operations Associate Leigh Maltby.

Marc Selvitelli will work with the RIA Board and staff to maintain the Restoration Industry Association’s dedication to providing leadership and promoting best practices through advocacy standards, and professional qualifications for the restoration industry.