Stephen H. Meima has been named Executive Director of the Gypsum Association, effective immediately. In this position, he leads the organization's day-to-day operations, oversees its significant contributions to model building codes and standards, and ensures that Association member companies and their customers receive vital services including technical information on the proper selection and installation of gypsum panel products. The Gypsum Association represents all active gypsum board (panel) manufacturers in the United States and Canada.
“The Gypsum Association has a lengthy history of service to both the A/E/C community and the public in North America,” Meima said. “I am proud to represent a building materials industry with a tradition of innovation and sustainability and an established commitment to safety and consumer satisfaction.”
Meima’s professional experience positions him well for his new role. In addition to serving as the GA’s Director of Promotion from 1996 to 1999, he returned as Chief Operating Officer in 2013. During the interim, he served within a GA member company for over a decade, taking on various marketing and communications leadership roles. Meima also headed marketing and membership at the Design-Build Institute of America. In each of these positions, he engaged closely with design and construction professionals, while leveraging ever increasing management responsibility.
Speaking on behalf of the Association’s Board of Directors, Chair Craig Robertson, vice president, research and development at National Gypsum Company, noted, “Steve’s broad skillset and industry-specific experience make him uniquely qualified to take on the role of Executive Director of the Gypsum Association.”
A LEED Green Associate credential has enhanced Meima’s ability to serve building professionals at a time when sustainability has taken on new and growing significance within the industry. In addition, Meima holds an Accreditation in Public Relations from the Public Relations Society of America. He earned an MBA from Marymount University and a BA in business and French from Skidmore College.