NARI Chapter Leaders & NARI Members

Industry Focused Education. Invaluable Networking. Remodelling Excellence.
  • We heard about what NARI is doing to address the skilled trades labor gap.
  • Attendees joined in the Pit Crew Competition at NASCAR, the Charlotte-hosted event.
  • Learned more about addressing the skills gap from John Ratzenberger, Kayleen McCabe, and Dr. Diane Thornton of Learning for Life/Exploring.   
  • Met with fellow committee members in person.
  • Networked with remodeling peers from across the nation.
  • Celebrated the 2018 National CotY and Achievement Award winners!

Thanks to our host chapter, NARI Greater Charlotte.

Kansas City
Diane Thornton - Learning for Life




JohnRatzenberger2John Ratzenberger, known widely as Cliff Clavin in Cheers and the voice of many beloved Pixar characters, is Hollywood’s most outspoken advocate for American manufacturing and skilled labor. Creator of a foundation that creates and funds manufacturing summer camps and scholarships nationwide, John works tirelessly to shine a light on the importance of manufacturing and trades. He speaks to groups across the country about eliminating the stigma around the trades while providing much needed training opportunities for students, returning veterans and out-of-work Americans. He serves on the Presidential Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion.