In addition to leading NPES and GASC, Long will also serve as president of the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF).
Long has nearly 20 years of association experience, serving most recently as EVP and CEO of the Independent Electrical Contractors, and prior to that as president and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Institute. Both organizations are headquartered in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
“Thayer is a good colleague whom I have known for five years; the industry is fortunate to have such a highly qualified professional joining our organization,” Nappi said.
Long will begin his roles on April 28. Nappi has agreed to continue in a transitionary capacity through the end of July.