Heather Rhoderick Joins As Valve Manufacturers Association’s New President

Washington, DC (November 11, 2019) – After conducting a national search on behalf of the Valve Manufacturers Association, Sterling Martin Associates is pleased to announce Heather Rhoderick joins the VMA as the Association’s new President.

Rhoderick has 24 years of experience working with associations, with 20 of those years working with manufacturing groups. She joins VMA from her most recent role as Senior VP of Events and Information for the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) whose membership is comprised of large Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller family-owned businesses. She joined ACMA as Director of Conventions and Meetings in 2008 and was promoted to her role as Senior VP in 2013.

In her new role as President of VMA, Rhoderick is the chief staff executive of the association responsible for the association’s financial stewardship, member relations, general management, programs, communications, management information services, international trade, and government relations.

Rhoderick holds a MBA from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She is certified by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) as a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and by the Conventions and Industry Council as a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). Rhoderick spent two years as a Meetings and Expositions Committee Member ASAE and is currently on the City of Dallas Customer Advisory Board.

About Valve Manufacturers Association

Founded in 1938, the Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA) located in Washington, DC is a trade association that represents the interests of nearly 100 North American manufacturers of valves, actuators and controls. VMA member companies employ 30,000 people directly in supporting jobs. VMA has a revenue budget in the $2 million range and a staff of 11 including full time employees and contractors.

About Sterling Martin Associates

Sterling Martin Associates (SMA) is a national executive search firm founded in 2006 by CEO and Managing Partner, David Martin. SMA specializes in working with associations and nonprofit organizations on senior-level executive searches. With five office locations in Washington, DC, Chicago, New York and California, SMA offers national reach and scope while providing superior quality of service in a cost-effective manner. Our partners and consultants bring association, nonprofit and for-profit management experience to each of our client engagements. Our team also serves as volunteers for a wide range of nonprofit governing boards.