The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) has announced that Mark S. Ingrao, CCP, CAE, has been selected as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Ingrao will officially assume duties as CEO on Oct. 22 during PHCC’s Annual Business Meeting at PHCCCONNECT2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. The current PHCC CEO Michael Copp will retire from PHCC in December 2021.
Ingrao brings more than 18 years of executive-level association management experience, most recently serving as CEO of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. He also has served as principal of Aspen Strategies, LCC and vice president of government affairs for the National Apartment Association. Ingrao began his association career with the Apartment and Office Building Association. Ingrao’s father owned a construction company. Ingrao earned a BA in Economics from the University of Mary Washington and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP). His early career was with several companies within the trades, including Washington Gas. Ingrao is also active with several professional and community organizations in the Northern Virginia area.
“Mark has a solid record in association management, a keen eye for small business having served as a local chamber executive, and experience working with construction industry stakeholders,” says PHCC President Hunter Botto. “We welcome him to our team, confident that he will continue to expand the services we offer our member contractors, strengthen our industry partnerships, and build a better future for PHCC and the industry.”
“During my recent interactions with PHCC, I have been impressed with the passion of the members and their vision for the industry,” says Ingrao. “I look forward to working with the member-leadership and staff to develop future strategic plans for this well-respected and long-established organization and building on the terrific achievements of the PHCC federation.”