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Nexstar Legacy Foundation Board of Trustees

Bill Raymond, President.
Owner of Frank & Lindy Plumbing & Heating Service, Bill brings a strong background in board governance to the Nexstar Legacy Foundation. A Nexstar member since February of 1996, Bill was a Nexstar board member from 2001 to 2007. He was also one of the Nexstar Service System and Money Masters trainers.
Will Blanton, Vice President and Troops To Trades Chair.
Owner and president of Blanton’s Heating & A/C Corp. Will is the chair of the Troops to Trades and program committee. Located in Fayetteville, NC, Will brings valuable experience working with a large veteran population, and is an active veteran employer.
Greg Niemi, Treasurer.

Greg Niemi was the former President and CEO of Nexstar from Feb 2001 thru Nov 2011 and was the principal founder of the Nexstar Legacy Foundation in 2005.  Greg will forever be known as the visionary of the organization.

After his retirement from Nexstar, Greg continues to give back vis a vis board service, executive coaching and leadership consulting for privately held professional service businesses.  He serves on both non-profit and for-profit boards and of course his favorite board of all being the Nexstar Legacy Foundation.

Greg is passionate about getting the message out about the abundance of opportunities for all professions in our industry.  He feels the opportunity is so understated by so many in our industry.  Greg enjoys career coaching the NexGen of talent and is a great connector of people with opportunities inside and outside our industry.

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Mike Enright, Secretary.
Ed Cerier, Trustee.
Currently the Marketing Strategist for Nexstar Network, Ed draws on his experience as an award-winning New York advertising executive.  He provides invaluable support in the development and promotion of the foundation’s mission to bring more quality technicians to the industry.
Jack Tester, Trustee, Ex Officio.
President of the Nexstar Network, Jack serves on the foundation board as ex officio and provides a valuable link to the Nexstar company.
Tom Swick, Marketing Committee Chair.
Owner of Swick Plumbing and Heating/ Swick Media. He has expertise in video marketing and production and has helped the Nexstar Legacy Foundation create the premiere video, Finding Your Balance for the Explore The Trades Program.
Gregg D’Attile, Trustee.
Gabriel Gomez, Trustee.
Frank Blau Jr., Honorary Chairperson.
Frank Blau is a founder of Nexstar and is now retired. He serves as the honorary chairman of the board of Blau Plumbing, Inc. which was acquired by two of his sons.



A foundation trustee is a non-paid position. The board of trustees will meet two to three times per year to administrate the operations of the foundation. The foundation has been designated as a non-profit foundation for educational and charitable purposes. The Nexstar Legacy Foundation is a publicly supported corporation organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes and has received 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service.

Past Board Members

John Ward (Past President)
Brad Martin (Past Vice President and Scholarship Chair)
Keith Broyles (Past Trustee)
Tony Flaminio (Past Treasurer)
Jeff Leone (Past Fund Raising Chair)
Ellen Rohr (Past Trustee)
Sandy Swartzberg (Past Trustee)
Brian Cranney (Vice President and ETT Chair)
Julie Wieman (Past President and Trustee)


Founding Board Members