The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host its 75th Annual Conference February 26-29, at the Naples Grande Hotel (Waldorf Astoria) in Naples, Fla. The highlight of this year’s event is the celebration of AAMA’s 75th anniversary.

“The longevity and continuing success of AAMA was made possible through the expertise, perseverance and dedication contributed to our organization by our past and present members,” says AAMA president and CEO Rich Walker. “The occasion of AAMA’s 75th Anniversary serves as a platform to recognize those members who have contributed the time and talent necessary to build and sustain a powerful and respected organization.”

The conference will feature keynote speaker Eric Greitens, a decorated U.S. Navy SEAL, a Rhodes Scholar who earned his Ph.D. at the University of Oxford, a humanitarian worker who has served around the world, and a national champion boxer. He is also the founder of the Center for Citizen Leadership, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of the next generation of American leadership. His keynote speech is titled “The Heart and the Fist: Inspired Leadership Through Challenging Times” and will address a broad range of subjects vitally important to today’s companies, including leadership and social responsibility, the next generation of American leadership, and service and the humanitarian ethic.

Also convening at the Annual Conference is the AAMA Green and Sustainability Specification Development Task Group, which was formed for the purpose of creating specifications for the proposed AAMA Green Products Certification Programs. The Task Group will be reviewing the ballot results of the climate zone-based approach to the energy performance criteria and related points associated with the criteria within the program for R and LC class products. Once this stage of balloting is successfully concluded, the specification will be complete and work will begin on a user’s guide for this segment of the program.

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