Steel Erectors Name New Executive Director
July 26, 2021 - The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) has named Pete Gum as its new executive director.
Gum was chosen after the association conducted an extensive nationwide search. He has 29 years of experience as CEO of not-for-profit construction trade associations.
"We received applications from dozens of qualified candidates across the country. The board of directors was extremely thorough in its search and conducted multiple rounds of panel interviews throughout the process," said Geoff Kress, president of SEAA. "We are thrilled to have Pete as part of our organization."
Gum has a proven record of helping associations increase membership.
He comes to SEAA from the Associated Builders & Contractors of Western Pennsylvania, where he was president. In that role, he worked closely with NCCER craft training curriculum and increased student participation in the association's craft training programs.
Gum attended his first SEAA board of directors meeting July 7 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
"The meet and greet in my hometown was an introduction to the needs of members. I look forward to getting to know more erectors, fabricators, contractors, and suppliers across the country as we work together toward expanding the association's footprint and increasing member value," Gum said.