The Western States Roofing Contractors Association announced the appointment of Joel Viera, CAE, to serve as the association’s Executive Director. “We are very much looking forward to having Joel lead the next chapter for WSRCA,” said Leo Ibarra, President of the WSRCA Board. “Joel is very deserving of the position and has everyone’s full support. We know how big a part he has played in the success of the Association over the years,” added Mike Wakerling, WSRCA Board of Director.
Joel will begin his role as Executive Director at WSRCA on August 1, 2020. Joel has 19 years of knowledge and experience with WSRCA, where he recently served as the Director of Expo and Events. In his 19 years at WSRCA, Joel has a well-rounded resume within the organization. He has been Trade Show Coordinator, Director of Member Services, Director of the Davis Memorial Foundation Fundraising Events, and Director of the Western Roofing Expo. “I know with Joel’s experience in the trenches he will offer a new perspective on things and has the right attitude to lead WSRCA into the future for many years,” said Andy Clarke, WSRCA Board of Director.
In May of 2019, Joel became a Certified Association Executive (CAE) through the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The CAE credential is a marker of a committed association professional who has demonstrated the wide range of knowledge essential to manage an association in today’s challenging environment. Joel also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Jose State University. During his free time, Joel volunteers his time coaching youth sports and giving back to his community.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to become the Executive Director of WSRCA. It is my dream job,” said Joel Viera, “I am looking forward to bringing energy and enthusiasm, a fresh perspective, and my passion and love for the association to the dedicated team of staff and volunteers at Western States. Together, we will continue to build upon WSRCA’s successful history of connecting and educating the roofing community.”