Where’s Lionel?

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June 8, 2018
Scott Hinesley, Mid-America Chapter President Ken Hunt, Gene Keeton, and Lionel van der Walt talk shop while enjoying a meal with a blue moose.

RCI CEO Lionel van der Walt has been making good on his commitment to the membership to make sure the voices of the members are heard. He spent May 8 through 13 touring the Midwest with Region III Director Gene Keeton and Second Vice President Scott Hinesley.

On May 8 he met with the Wisconson Chapter of RCI Board of Directors. May 9 was off to Des Moines, Iowa for a town hall meeting. Then, on May 10, they were in Lenexa, KS, for lunch with the Mid America Chapter Board (and, as it turns out, a blue moose). Following that was a town hall meeting with the Mid America Chapter of RCI.

“First I would like to thank Lionel van der Walt and Scott Hinesley for their commitment to the members of RCI and the success of our association. We enjoyed a week of road tripping from Wisconsin to Kansas City, talking with the Wisconsin, Iowa, and Mid-America chapters about the initiatives that are in process by HQ and finding out how we can better serve our members. If you did not get a chance to voice what is on your mind, I would encourage you to do so.” said Gene Keeton.

Van der Walt (center) attended the ARMA board meeting.

After his road trip across the Midwest, van der Walt headed to the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers’ (ARMA) board meeting in Baltimore, MD, on May 16 and 17.

He might be visiting your chapter or region in the near future. Check below for his (tentative and always-changing) schedule.

June 12th: Attending WSRCA Expo in Las Vegas, NV
June 13th: Region V meeting in Las Vegas, NV
June 15th: Speaking engagement at Georgia Chapter meeting
July 12-15: Executive Committee meeting in Mackinac Island, MI
July 24: Keynote speaker on opening day at the International Roof Coatings Conference (IRCC) in Chicago, IL
July 27th: Region II meeting in Tampa, FL

keeton, hinesley, van der walt
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