The ELECTRI Council has over 200 companies, NECA Chapters and industry partners who have each made a significant investment of time and money. The Council works side by side with the Foundation to select our annual research agenda.


ELECTRI Council members analyze industry trends and issues, review project proposals submitted by the finest universities and research institutes, recommend major initiatives for project funding and serve on appropriate blue-ribbon Task Forces to guide each commissioned project from start to finish. The Task Force members’ insight and experience help make certain that the initiatives funded are of the highest quality and that the results are made available to every member of the electrical contracting industry.

ELECTRI Council Chair

Jerry Hayes, United Electric Company
2017-2018

Past ELECTRI Council Chairs

Gregory D. Long
2015 & 2016

Daniel J. Divane, IV
2013 & 2014

Darrell Gossett
2011 & 2012

Michael Mazzeo
2009 & 2010

Robert J. Bruce
2007 & 2008

Jerrold H. Nixon
2005 & 2006

Gene W. Dennis
2003 & 2004

Michael Lindheim
2001 & 2002

Robert E. Doran, III
1999 & 2000

Walter T. Parkes
1997 & 1998

Albert G. Wendt
1995 & 1996

Richard W. McBride
1993 & 1994

H. E. “Buck” Autrey
1990, 1991, & 1992