LAUREL, Md. — Each year, Drycleaning & Laundry Institute’s (DLI) board of directors holds elections in two districts to ensure a fresh perspective on the institute and industry. Director terms last two years. Presidential terms last one year with the president becoming chairperson of the board at the end of that year.
This year’s DLI board of directors lineup features:
President: Charlie Smith, Village Square Cleaners, Reston, Va.Chair: Rick Kasperbauer, Kasperbauer Cleaners, Carroll, IowaVice-President & District 4 Director: Jan Barlow, Jan’s Cleaners, Clio, Mich.Treasurer & District 1 Director: David Machesney, Pratt Abbott Cleaners, Westbrook, MaineDistrict 2 Director: David Beatty, Murrysville Cleaners, Murrysville, Pa.District 3 Director: Greg Myers, Southside Cleaners, Lakeland, Fla.District 5 Director: Michael McKernan, Nutrend Cleaners, Omaha, Neb.District 6 Director: Allan Johnson, III, Peerless Cleaners, Corpus Christie, TexasDistrict 7 Director: Larry Durgin, Seville Cleaners, Tuscon, Ariz.District 8 Director: Bill Casassa, Marin Cleaners, San Rafael, Calif.International Director: Chris Tebbs, International Drycleaners Congress, Calgary, AlbertaAllied Trades Director: Kenney Slatten, Western States Drycleaners & Launderer’s Association and The Kenney Slatten Training Company, Prescott, Ariz.
In addition to its board of directors, DLI maintains a group of district committee members (DCMs). These volunteers help guide board policy by providing an extra set of eyes and ears in each DLI district. DCMs learn the ins and outs of DLI’s board’s meeting style and often choose to become candidates in their district’s election when the present Director’s term elapses.
District 2 DCM: Martin Young, Young’s Cleaners, Concord, N.C.District 3 DCM: Leland Waite, Waites Cleaners, Mobile, Ala.District 6 DCM: Keith Kocher, Comet 1 Hour Clenaers of Austin, Austin, TexasAllied Trades DCM: Fred Schwarzmann, A.L. Wilson Chemical Co., Kearny, N.J.
DLI has several DCM positions available. DLI members may contact Acting CEO Mary Scalco at 800-638-2627, firstname.lastname@example.org, or their district director for more information.