The Executive Committee has been interviewing individuals and companies to replace retiring Executive Director Gary Botzek who has announced his plans to retire on June 20, 2020.

The Committee has selected Mark Severson as the new Director of Membership and Promotion. Severson has 35 years of experience in the masonry industry with the last three with American Artstone Company of New Ulm. Severson will work with contractor and supplier members and head up the promotional efforts of the MC&MCA working with Marketing Director Jenae Goede.

Management Guidance, LLP is a law firm that provides associated association management services. John Nesse is the Principle of the firm located in Mendota Heights. He and his company will provide the home base services for the MC&MCA including data management, conference rooms, an association manager and office assistance, and record keeping. New services will include fringe fund trustee assistance and involvement. Nesse and his firm assisted the MC&MCA in labor negotiations this past year.

The new Director and management company will begin work on January 1, 2020. Botzek will continue to provide consulting services.