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We proudly serve door security + safety professionals and their dynamic companies. Our members’ needs and values are important to us and we seek to build relationships, not just memberships.  Below is information about your team, we encourage you to reach out contact us any time.  We’ve also provided a FAQ of topics and questions we are frequently are asked about.  We offer this as another way to find quick answers and clarify your point of contact for your need. 

We look forward to hearing from you! 


Management Team


Jerry Heppes, Sr., CAE
Chief Executive Officer

Direct: 703.222.0972
Strategic direction, policy, finance, governance, organizational relationships, and staff management.

Stephen R. Hildebrand, FDHI
Executive Vice President

Direct: 717.368.6359
Strategic business and revenue development, brand and value awareness, and strategic marketing initiatives.

Sharon Newport
Director of Operations

Direct: 703.766.7009
Operations planning and management, including oversight of communications and services to membership.

Ann McCrady, M.Ed., CPL
Director of Education

Direct: 703.766.7015
Education strategic initiatives, including content development and delivery methods.

Laura Frye, AHC, CSI, CCS, FDAI
Director of Certification

Direct: 765.605.1270
Certification strategic initiatives and program management.

Rodney Weaver, AHC, FDAI, CAI, CFDI
Director of Technical Services

Direct: 301.514.0014
Education strategic initiatives and content development.


Paul Baillargeon, AHC, FDAI

Director, Technical Consultant

Direct: 703.261.3002
Supporting education initiatives with a focus on the FDAI program.

Julie Walter
Director of Events

Direct: 703.766.7036
Event planning, management and logistics for convention- DHI conNextions, Technical Schools, Board and committee meetings.

Chuck J. Molina, CCD

Chief Technology Officer/Director of Information Technology

Direct: 703.766.7008
Information technology strategic planning, management and administration.
Financial administration and reporting, budget development and investments management.



Education

Coordinated by Stephen R. Hildebrand, FDHI, Executive Vice President

Ann McCrady, M.Ed., CPL
Director of Education

Direct: 703.766.7015
Education strategic initiatives, including content development and delivery methods.

Laura Frye, AHC, CSI, CCS, FDAI
Director of Certification

Direct: 765.605.1270
Certification strategic initiatives and program management.

Rodney Weaver, AHC, FDAI, CAI, CFDI
Director of Technical Services

Direct: 301.514.0014
Education strategic initiatives and content development.

Hanne Sevachko
Education Manager

Direct: 703.766.7034
Manages education and certification programs as well as education business development.

Valerie Heh Gardner
Education and Certification Coordinator

Direct: 703.766.7013
Chapter education and in-house training programs, online education, certification exam coordination.

Member and Chapter Relations

Coordinated by Sharon Newport, Director of Operations

Jackie Bessette
Membership Development Manager
Direct: 703.766.7021
Corporate membership and chapter development.

Paige (Purdum) Horton
Membership and Chapter Relations Manager

Direct: 703.766.7019
Individual membership recruitment and retention, chapter support.

Member Services

Coordinated by Sharon Newport, Director of Operations

Kara Burgess
Member Services Manager

Direct: 703.766.7029
Manages Member Services, technical literature fulfillment, events registration, and classified advertising.

Carla Mangone
Operations Assistant
Direct: 703.766.7039
Supports projects within membership, communications, education and events.

Events

Coordinated by Julie Walter, Director of Events

Alexandra D'Imperio
Events Manager

Direct: 703.766.7026
Event planning for convention - DHI conNextions, Technical Schools, committee and council meetings and staff events.

Communications

Coordinated by Sharon Newport, Director of Operations

Denise Gable
Communications Manager/Managing Editor

Direct: 703.766.7018
Manages all DHI communications programs, online and in print; Managing Editor of Doors + Hardware magazine and all DHI publications.

Molly Long
Advertising Manager

Direct: 703.766.7014
Display advertising for Doors + Hardware magazine, convention program; interactive advertising for website, and IndustryWatch e-newsletter.

Chris Jones
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Direct: 703.766.7020
Supports all marketing and communications projects with a focus on implementing digital communications.

Finance and HR

Coordinated by Chuck J. Molina, CCD, Chief Technology Officer/Director of Information Technology

Jennifer Denner, CPA
Staff Accountant

Direct: 703.766.7002
Supports financial maintenance and reporting.

Cathy Milchak
Accounting Assistant

Direct: 703.766.7004
Accounts receivable and financial maintenance and reporting.

Information Technology

Coordinated by Chuck J. Molina, CCD, Chief Technology Officer/Director of Information Technology

Stanley Song
Information Technology Specialist

Direct: 703.766.7006
Database support, systems technician, and information technology infrastructure support.

Denise Childs
Database Administrator

Direct: 703.766.7033
Database administration, report writing and information systems support.