Industry Leaders Continued from Page 8
Fred Fennell, CLMR
Fred Fennell, CLMR, owner of
Fennell Marketing and Sales, Ltd., is
this year’s recipient of the Pillar of the
Industry award as a manufacturers’
representative. Fennell has been instrumental in developing governmental relations with key members from Natural
Resources Canada, Canada’s equivalent
to the U.S. EPA. His involvement allows
the ALA to have an influence within
the Canadian government as it relates
to lighting and ceiling fans. He serves
as chair of the Canadian Government
Affairs Task Force and has attended numerous government meetings throughout Canada representing the industry.
“Fred’s relationship-building has
been key in allowing ALA and the industry to have strong relations with the
primary players within NRCanada,” says
ALA President/CEO Dick Upton, CCE.
Fennell has served as chair of the
ALA Board of Governors and has
been a member of the Long Range
Conference Committee and the
Manufacturers’ Representatives Steering
Committee. He also is a strong supporter of the ALA BiNational Advertising
and PR Program and has served on
numerous membership campaigns.
Larry W. King, LS
As the champion behind the ALA’s
educational efforts, Larry W. King,
LS, president and owner of Capital
Lighting, was instrumental in assisting
the ALA in the transition to online
webinars and the development of the
Certificate Specialist monograph series.
He serves as the chair of the Education
Foundation Board of Trustees and the
foundation’s Nominating Committee.
He also was a participant in the ALA
Executive Strategy Session held last fall.
“Larry King has been very active in
initiating ideas for future and current
training offerings,” says Nici Juneau,
ALA director of education. “He pro-
vides great insight from the showroom
side of the business and strives to help
ALA educate members in the best pos-
sible way. His continual involvement
and ideas have been very helpful in
keeping the new programs successful in
this ever-changing economy.”
King has been one of the ALA’s most
active membership recruiters having
brought in five new members this
year. He also is a supporter of the ALA
BiNational Advertising and PR Program.
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