MCAA and MSCA gave a very special thanks to Barb Dolim for her service as MSCA’s Executive Director for more than 39 years. MSCA Chair Mike Star, the current members of the MSCA Board of Managers, many of the past MSCA Chairs, MCAA President Armand Kilijian, and MCAA CEO Tim Brink were on hand to express their thanks and wish Barb well on her upcoming retirement. The celebration took place at MSCA21 in Scottsdale, AZ on October 14, 2021.
MSCA Chair Mike Star said:
It has been my pleasure to get to know Barb, to serve as the MSCA Board of Managers Chair this past year and witness her commitment to the industry firsthand. Her extraordinary dedication, passion, and creativity has built the MSCA community we all enjoy today.
MCAA CEO Tim Brink spoke of the impact Barb has had during her time with MSCA, saying:
Barb has been with MCAA for over 39 years becoming executive director for MSCA in 1985. Over the years there have been many changes, from how we engage with MSCA members, changes in the industry itself, and even Barb’s evolving style, but one thing has remained completely consistent: her daily commitment to the Mechanical Service Contractors Association and her deep collaboration with the United Association in administering the National Service and Maintenance Agreement.
Barb has always led with vision—she played a key role in the development of the new marketing and membership initiative in 1990 that propelled MSCA to be the premier resource for the mechanical service industry.
Barb recognized the need for focused and robust education and developed MSCA’s first-ever national education conference in 1985. In 2019, MSCA’s 34th Annual Education Conference at the Broadmoor Hotel was attended by a record 780 people. This year’s conference sold out in 10 days. This is what Barb built.
As you can see, there are a lot of people here who appreciate what you have done, and who will miss your leadership, passion, and guidance. I think it’s remarkable that your time with us has been particularly defined by one key word: Service. Thank You
Barb Dolim also took the stage to thank all the MSCA members. She was presented with an award from MCAA for her remarkable service. She also received electric bikes for her and her husband Mike, a present from her Board of Managers and Past Chairs. Woody Woodall presented the gift for them while expressing how important and profound Barb’s time with MSCA has been.
While it was an emotional moment, all are excited for Barb to continue onto the next step in her life. Mike Star summed it up best by concluding the celebration with these words:
Barb, congratulations on your retirement, it was 39 years in the making…and you have truly earned it!
She really has earned a wonderful retirement in her new home state, Utah. She is joined by her husband, Mike, both her children and their spouses, and their four (and soon to be five!) grandchildren.