San Francisco, January 29, 2019—We are thrilled to announce the addition of Steve Skodak to our Advisory Board! Steve is the Executive Director and CEO of the Painting Contractors Association (PDCA).
“As the Executive Director of an Association serving an industry with over 300,000 contractors, Steve’s value to our board was obvious,” says David Chin, CEO of Thor. “The more we talked, the more I was floored by his insights into how to improve the contractor experience—especially in situations in which the contractor is the billing agent and not a third-party tech company.”
Founded in 1884, the PDCA is a international trade association focused on facilitating the success of painting contractors in the North America and beyond. The Association provides industry standards and best practices for the 310,000 entrepreneurs owning painting companies. The Painting Contractors Association is recognized as a premier organization committed to helping professional residential and commercial painting contractors improve their business profitability and professional processes.
“Whether they are operating entirely independently or with the help of an on-demand company, independent contractors face many of the same issues regarding reliable pay and affordable benefits,” says Skodak. “Thor’s got a great plan for tackling these problems head on. They need to be solved one way or another, and I’m excited to be a part of a team that’s making it happen.”
Steve has served as PDCA’s Executive Director since May 2016. He is also the CEO of Legacy Fulfillment Properties, a position he has held since April 2016. Previously, he has served as the CEO of the Optimist International Foundation and the Executive Director of Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, among other positions.
He received his BS in Communication and Marketing from Missouri State University. Steve is a Certified Association Executive through The American Society of Association Executives as well as a Certified Fund Raising Executive from CFRE International.