Scaffold & Access Industry Association Names New Directors

The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) appointed DeAnna Martin as executive director and Jackie Brown as associate director.

Martin also serves as the SAIA/ANSI liaison for the A92 Accredited Standards Committee, which develops the standards for the aerial platform industry. She had previously served as the SAIA’s associate director since 2014.

Martin started her career in association management in 2011 as an operations administrator for Robstan Group. In 2018 she and her partner, Jennifer Crane, purchased Robstan Group and renamed the company to Crane Martin LLC, where she now serves as president.

Brown started her career in association management in 2008 as an operations administrator for Robstan Group. In 2011, she was promoted to manage the accounting functions for the company, where she worked on several different accounts, including SAIA.

In 2016, she was promoted to the role of outreach training manager, working full time for SAIA. Since then she has overseen the update to the competent person training programs and development of the Learning Management Software (LMS) system and has built a great working relationship with the instructors of SAIA. As associate director, she will continue to serve as the SAIA training liaison.

“DeAnna and Jackie are highly respected among SAIA members, friends, and staff,” said Jim Holcomb, chair of the SAIA Board of Directors. “DeAnna’s leadership of the association to date has significantly contributed to SAIA’s sustained growth and adherence to its mission and vision. Her knowledge of the standards and best practices that govern our industry will serve the association well.

“During Jackie’s tenure, she has continued to grow her knowledge and take on new challenges that are presented to her while keeping her passion and drive for the association. SAIA is fortunate to have a team of professionals who regularly goes above and beyond in serving the SAIA and its members.”

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