NATE Announces 2019 Executive Committee Members


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NATE Unite 2019

NATE revealed Monday that Board of Directors’ members Jimmy Miller, John Paul (JP) Jones and Kevin Dougherty were elected to serve on the Association’s Executive Committee for the upcoming year. The association made the announcement on the first day of the NATE UNITE 2019 Conference and Trade Show in Grapevine, Texas.

Jimmy Miller, President and CEO of MillerCo, Inc. in Gulfport, Mississippi, was elected Chairman of the board. 

Miller becomes the seventh Chairman in NATE’s twenty-four year history as an organization. Miller has been a member of the NATE Board of Directors for eight years. Miller is also a member of the Legislative & Regulatory Committee, Financial Investment Committee and is an active participant on the Association’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Committee, where he was the first Chairman.  

John Paul (JP) Jones, President of Tower & Turbine Technologies LLC in Cedar Park, Texas, was elected Vice Chairman of the board. Jones has served on the NATE Board of Directors for five years. Jones is also Chairman of the OSHA Relations Committee, a member of the Legislative & Regulatory Committee and is active on the UAS Committee.  

Kevin Dougherty, CEO of MILLENNIA CONTRACTING, INC. in New Castle, Delaware, was re-elected Secretary/Treasurer on the Executive Committee. Dougherty has been a member of the NATE Board of Directors for three years and has fulfilled a variety of other leadership roles during his tenure with NATE, including service on the OSHA Relations Committee, STAR Initiative Ad-Hoc Committee and Workforce Development Group.

“I would like to congratulate Jimmy, JP and Kevin on being elected by their colleagues on the NATE Board of Directors to serve on the Executive Committee,” stated Chief Operating Officer Paula Nurnberg. “NATE continues to grow and evolve as an organization and the Association’s leadership is doing an incredible job presiding over very exciting and innovative times in the industry,” she added.

NATE also plans to honor departing board members Jim Tracy and Jim Miller for their leadership and years of service to the association during the NATE UNITE 2019 Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, February 6. For highlights and updates from this week’s NATE UNITE 2019, stay tuned to NATE’s social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram  and LinkedIn. For more information on NATE, visit:

February 5, 2019   

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