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About

The American Fence Association has been serving the fence industry since 1962. The AFA was just a dream for a group of progressive members of the fence industry in October of 1962 and was initially organized as the International Fence Industry Association (IFIA). Starting with just 22 members, the association had close to 600 members just 11 years following its inception. As it continued to grow, Field Training School (now known as Fence Installation School) was developed in 1978 with the Certified Fence Professional Certification to follow in 1987. In the late ’80s, IFIA revamped its publications, creating the professional Fencepost magazine. IFIA transitioned the name to American Fence Association in 1993.  

Since its inception in 1962, the AFA has grown to represent the largest and most comprehensive resource in the industry for the latest developments, tools, materials, standards, trends and discounts in the fence industry. 

AFA now serves more than 1,400 member companies with 19 chapters across the United States. AFA’s membership also extends to more than 18 foreign countries. By offering education and certification programs and providing networking opportunities, AFA is ensuring that its members have a competitive edge among their industry peers. AFA now offers 6 schools for education opportunities: Fence Installation School, Gate Automation Designer School, Gate Automation Technician School, Sales Training School, Fence Contractor Business School and Operations Manager School. 

Our Mission Statement

The American Fence Association benefits fence industry professionals and consumers by promoting the highest levels of professionalism, ethics, and through the education and certification of its members.

Leadership

Sam Williams
President
Eastern Wholesale Fence
Salisbury, NC 28147
(303) 726-8337
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Bobby Batchelor
President Elect
Seegars Fence Company
Goldsboro, NC 27530
(919) 739-7500
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McKay Lundgren
Treasurer
SOS Siren Operated Sensors
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 734-0467
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Brad Howard
Secretary
Security Contractor Services
Seattle, WA 98108
(916) 767-7383
(916) 257-6707
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Randy Ward, CFP, CGAD, CAGOI, CFC
Past President
Binford Supply
Supulpa, OK 74066
(918) 500-1918
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Barry Baker
Director
Baker Fence Company
Hayesville, KS 67060
(316) 788-6668
(316) 390-6668
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Ben Jodoin
Director
Ultra Aluminum Mfg, Inc.
Howell, MI 48855
(517) 444-1601
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Scott Meckes, CFP, CGAT, CGAD, CAGOI, CAGSD
Director
Doorking
Inglewood, CA 90301
(601) 955-9060
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Bob Masten, CFP
Director
Stephen's Pipe and Steel
Montoursville, PA 17754
(270) 585-0206
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Catherine Mills-Reynolds
Director
Mills Fence Company
Cincinnati, OH 45237
(513) 631-0333
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Dave Cochenour
Director
Alta Forest Products
Chehalis, WA 98532
(360) 601-0649
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Ken Throckmorton, CFC, CFP, CAGSD
Director
Forever Fence and Rail
(330) 590-2945
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Jesus Nieto, CAGOI
Director
Aruba Ironworks, Inc.
(469) 568-2875
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Josh Glover, CFP, CGAD, CGAT, COM, CAGOI, CAGSD
Director
Mr. Fence of Florida
(270) 339-0694
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Zach Eichenberger, CGAT, CGAD, CAGOI, CAGSD
Director
Controlled Products Systems Group
Pleasanton, CA 94588
(408) 230-2662
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Staff

Michael Reed
Executive Director
(512) 431-5360
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Nick Rike, CAGOI, CAGSD, CFC, CGAD, CGAT, CFP
Director, Professional Development
(937) 305-4984
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Alexa Churchwell
VP, Association Management
(314) 561-6618
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Jim Hawarden, CEM
Director, Exhibits and Sponsorship

(214) 264-3818
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Tammy Allen
Sr Accountant
(314) 561-6645
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Sara Surprenant
Sr Manager, Education
(314) 561-6670
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Liz Urban
Sr Manager, Membership
314-561-6678
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Susan Feldman
Manager, Meetings & Events
(314)561-6716
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Taylor Pak
Manager, Membership
(314) 561-6624
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Are you willing to serve?

Service on the AFA Board of Directors or an AFA committee will help you grow personally and professionally, develop skills, gain irreplaceable experience, and provide an opportunity to drive and influence the decisions of our organization and shape governmental policies that affect the livelihoods of AFA members and their customers.

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