Veteran association executive had served in interim EVP role since Jan. 28.

Gerry Kennedy

Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association recently namedGerry Kennedyas the group’s new executive vice president.

Kennedy had served as interim executive vice president since Jan. 28. He also held the posts of PHCC vice president of education and COO for the PHCC Educational Foundation for the past 12 years.

An educator by profession with an earned doctorate in adult and continuing education, Kennedy was a college and university professor, administrator and dean before becoming an association executive in 1982.

“I look forward to embarking on this expanded role within PHCC,” Kennedy said. “When the board of directors meets (this month), PresidentSkip Pfefferwill initiate a multi-month strategic planning process that will set the direction for the association to provide plumbing and HVACR contractors and their employees with the support they need in this ‘new’ economy.”