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The McHugh Company (TMC) Leaders

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Bill McHugh, CSI, MBA
Sandy Addison
Rose Betz

Cathy Burns

Lindsey Donley

Karen Fouts

Linda McHugh

Jessica Roque

Bill McHugh, CSI, MBA - President, TMC

Bill McHugh has been involved in the construction industry over 37 years, focusing on several industries including firestopping, fireproofing, roofing and waterproofing.

He has been Executive Director of the Firestop Contractors International Association since its inception, serving as a steering committee member during the forming of the association in 1999. In addition, he's Executive Director for the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association and National Fireproofing Contractors Association.  Bill has worked for Fortune 500 Manufacturing Companies in Construction Products Sales and Marketing Management. He was with a firestopping distributor, contractor and consultant in the Chicago, IL area before moving into Association Management full time.

Bill's depth of knowledge in the Thermal and Moisture Protection areas, including Firestopping, Fireproofing, Fire-Resistance, Waterproofing, Roofing and other areas has made him a leader in technical information and industry practice.  Often asked to present and write articles for contractors, building officials/fire marshals, architects/engineers and building owners nationally and internationally, he has been published widely.

Bill is a past-president, Construction Specificications Institute Northern Illinois Chapter, past institute director, North Central Region to the Board of Directors of the 14,000-member CSI. He is a member and task group chair of American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), was appointed to the International Code Council (ICC)'s 2012 & 2015 Fire Safety Committee, Ad-Hoc Committee on Terrorism Resistant Buildings, International Accreditation Services (IAS) Board of Directors, Construction Specifications Institute Board at Institute, a Chapter and Region CSI President, a member of Construction Specifications Canada, the Association of Licensed Architects, (ALA) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), World Organization of Building Officials and the National Fire PRotection Association (NFPA). At NFPA, Bill is a member of the Fire-Protection Features Committee. 

Bill has spoken nationally and internationally to various organizations over the past 20 years including:

  • Building Green Chicago
  • Construction Specifications Canada
  • Chapters
  • American Society for Healthcare Engineering - (ASHE) - Barrier Management Symposium;
  • Construction Specifications Institute Chapters
  • National Insulation Association
  • Insulation Contractors Association of America
  • International Code Council
  • Internatoinal Symposium on Roofing Technology
  • Thermal Insulation Association of Canada
  • Illinois Regional, Midwest & Central States Insulation Contractors Associations
  • Association of Walls and Ceilings Industries (National Conventions, "Academy" and Hawaii Chapter)
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of Greater Chicago
  • Various AIA Chapters
  • CSI & CSC Chapter Programs and Regions Conferences
  • Fire and Building Inspector Chapter & Natoinal Associations
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers

Bill has been an author on the "Manual of Practice" at FCIA.  He is publisher of Life Safety Digest, the Magazine of Effective Compartmentation. He has had numerous articles published in the The Construction Specifier, Construction Specifications Canada, Midwest Construction, National Insulation Association "Outlook", the Licensed Architect Magazine, Sealant Restoration and Waterproofing Institute and FCIA Newsletters, He published a book - "A Firestopping Guideline for Mechanical and Electrical Installations" in 1994 has written for many other publications.

Bill holds a BA from North Central College and an MBA from Western Illinois University. Bill McHugh can be contacted at 4415 W. Harrison St., #436, Hillside, IL 60162, Phone 630.220-0947 Email Bill.

Sandy Addison, Associate Executive Director & Director, Finance

Sandy has experience with large and small not for profit trade associations. She's also been involved in bookkeeping and accounting for associations and private companies.  Sandy has taken time to learn the industries we serve to better understand work flows and, most importantly, the people.  Sandy is a graduate of the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management.  She has a Business Management Degree from Elmhurst College, with a near perfect GPA.

Cathy Burns, Associate Director, Membership

Cathy's experience as a business owner, market research specialist and customer contact provides an analytical approach to TMC's service to assocations. She has a great grasp of how to get things done as the association needs, day in and day out. She has a BA degree in Marketing and Communications.

Rose Betz, Adminstration

Rose's 30+ years in public school adminstration brings a great depth of knowlwedge to serve TMC Clients.  Her understanding of processes and regulations helps TMC's Team in many ways. Her research and communication skills help TMC build client membership.

Lindsey Donley, Associate Director, Marketing

Lindsey has a background in sales, marketing, theater, advertising, website design and maintenance and much more. From a lifelong construction industry family, she understands the day to day life of TMC client members. She has a BA Degree in Theatre from St. Louis University.

Karen Fouts, Adminstration

Karen has wide experiences in adminstrative positions in many environments.  She provides TMC with accurate research and process improvement in many ways.

Linda McHugh, Associate Director, Adminstration

Linda's career in adminstration the banking industry and as a volunteer at various organizations has benefitted associations served by TMC. She serves TMC Clients with a passion for their culture and issues providing important association continuity even with volunteer turnover.  Linda has a BA Degree in Commnications and Marketing from Western Illinois University.

Jessica Roque, Associate Director, Membership & Marketing

Jessica has worked with TMC since her teenage years. It's a real compliment to us and TMC's Clients that she has chosen to spend her career at TMC.   With a Master's Degree in Psycology, experience in the not-for-profit environmet, classes in association management at Northwestern University, she brings value beyond her years.

'The Support Staff'  

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Our flexible staff means less overhead and better value for Clients.

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