CEMA Staff

Christian A. Herb

Christian A. Herb

President

chris@ctema.com

Chris Herb has been with association for over twenty years where he held the position Vice President for twelve years and currently serves as its President. From 1999 to 2003, Herb was elected and served for two terms as the a Burgess for the Borough of Naugatuck where he initiated town economic development projects and cultural events, capital improvement projects and economic development. Prior to serving as an elected in his hometown of Naugatuck, Herb worked as a Legislative Aide at the Connecticut General Assembly from 1996 to 2000. As an aide, he worked as the liaison to dozens of state agencies, managed constituent relations, testified before legislative committees and performed research on legislative issues. Herb also worked as the Director of Public Support for the American Red Cross in the late 1990s. Prior to his time with the Red Cross, he was the Head Track and Field Coach and an Assistant Football Coach at Naugatuck High School. Herb is the father of two boys and lives with his wife Lisa, a school teacher, in Naugatuck.

David Chu

David Chu

Vice President

chu@ctema.com

David Chu, Vice President, joined CEMA in 2004. At CEMA he is responsible for a wide variety of functions, including conferences, meeting planning and management education. He regularly helps members with solutions to their questions and regulatory compliance concerns, especially on taxes and contracts.

Nickey Kollie

Nickey Kollie

Director of Member Services & Legislative Affairs

nickey@ctema.com

Nickey Kollie serves as the Director of Legislative Affairs & Member Services. She is responsible for CEMA’s legislative advocacy & affairs, membership and engagement, special projects, and the CT NORA Upgrade and Save Program. She works directly with President and Vice President on coordination of member activities and a variety of other tasks.

Mike Pappas

Bookkeeper

books@ctema.com

Joined CEMA in 2020. Mike handles all billing inquires for CEMA & ENTECH.

Kate Lennon

Kate Lennon

ENTECH Administrator

kate@entechtraining.org

Kate provides administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the school and supports the instructors and school director with a variety of tasks.

Joe Buchas

Joe Buchas

ENTECH Lead Night Instructor