The National Association of Electrical Contractors (NECA) has announced that T. David Long has been appointed as chief executive officer (CEO). Long will officially join the NECA staff on April 1, 2019.
“After a national search, the Executive Committee unanimously selected David Long to serve as CEO,” says Larry Beltramo, chair of the NECA Search Committee and vice president at large. “David’s experience as an electrical contractor, his current service as NECA president and his unending dedication to advancing our industry make him the ideal leader for NECA at this important moment in time.”
With more than 40 years experience in electrical contracting, David currently serves as the president of Miller Electric in Jacksonville, Fla. He brings demonstrated experience in strategic planning and organizational growth, as well as leadership and mentorship of substantial teams. A dedicated NECA volunteer, David has held many roles within the association, including serving on the Board of Governors, Executive Committee and Council of Industrial Relations and most recently culminating as president of the association.
“I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve as NECA’s chief executive officer,” says Long. “My hope is to further position NECA as a critical support system to its contractor members, while advocating on behalf of the members and our industry, providing vision and driving innovation. I am truly excited to begin working with the NECA staff, members, field teams and volunteers to support the continued leadership, facilitation and service provided by NECA to all stakeholders supporting the interests of the electrical contracting industry.”
“David will be joining an organization with a strong foundation, and I want to personally extend my sincere appreciation to John Grau for his leadership of the association. NECA enjoys a reputation for getting things done, for its strong relationships with our IBEW partners, and for its professional staff thanks in large part to the culture that John worked to establish,” Beltramo says. “Both John and David are committed to a smooth transition as we look to the future.”