The Board of Directors govern the RMHPBA in partnership with staff and HPBA. They are elected to a two-year term by members of the association.
Barbara Brennan, Secretary
Served for 1.5 years
Why I serve: I've been in the industry since 2009. HPBA is an amazing resource and support for all those in the hearth industry, but the success of the overall organization is reliant on participation. I joined the board to contribute what I can, represent my state, and learn more about how the industry as a whole works and cooperates in a way that is beneficial for businesses.
Marc Hardesty, Vice President
Leo Kosirog, Treasurer
Served for one year
Why I serve: I want to learn more about how the RMHPBA works and to be of service. I have been in the industry for 20 years. I still love it and would like to see it grow.
Served for 11 years
Why I serve: For years I heard so many great stories about RMHPBA from my customers that I knew I wanted to be part of it. It's given me opportunities to meet some amazing people, and I've had a great experience. The idea of bringing people together for events where they can meet others that share so much from the industry has always been exciting.
Pete Schoenfeld, President
Served for seven years
Why I serve: I have been in the hearth and barbecue industry for more than 22 years, with positions in distribution, retail and now a buying group. The RMHPBA offers a unique opportunity for industry professionals to network. it is an easy way to stay connected, have more resources and know about relevant industry issues. The single more crucial role in RMHPBA is government affairs and staying on top of our industry's ever-increasing challenges.