BETHESDA, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council Inc. (ASC) announced that Robert (Bob) Willis has been promoted to director, meetings & education; Malinda Armstrong has been promoted to senior manager, finance & administration; and Steve Duren has joined its staff as the director, member services.

Willis joined ASC in 2003 and has significantly increased the quality of ASC’s convention experience. He leads negotiations on all hotel venue contracts, manages site selection and meetings logistics and develops educational programming for ASC’s premier annual events.

Armstrong joined ASC in 1996 and, over the years, has assumed a broad array of responsibilities. Her current responsibilities include processing meetings registrations, managing onsite logistics/registrations, selling EXPO booths, providing in-house accounting support and maintaining back-end responsibility for ASC’s member database.

As ASC’s new Member Services Director, Duren brings with him a strong industry background—12 years of experience with diverse organizations—in the areas of standards development, marketing and product experience, specifically with polyurethane foam sealants, gunnable sealants, self adhering flashing, pre-compressed foam tapes and building envelope testing and consulting.

Duren will be responsible for developing a portfolio of services that meet the diverse needs and interests of ASC’s membership; building relationships and making frequent contact with members to improve their awareness of, and participation in the association; managing an effective new member recruitment and orientation program; and overseeing/managing the member renewal process. Duren will also help to drive ASC’s “grow the industry” initiative across multiple platforms and will provide input on educational programming.

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