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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.
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 Trustee)


Founding Board Members