Gypsum Association Staff

Steve Meima served as Director of Promotion for the Gypsum Association from 1996 to 1999 and returned to the Gypsum Association in 2013. Steve spent 12 years with global building materials supplier Lafarge, where he served in marketing and communications leadership roles with a purview of the U.S. and Canada. At Lafarge, he worked closely with design professionals and the trades providing education on product use, systems, and sustainable building concepts and strategies.  Steve holds an MBA from Marymount University, an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America and is a United States Green Building Council LEED Green Associate.
Stephen H. Meima, MBA, APR, LEED Green Assoc., Executive Director/CEO 301-277-8743

Michael Schmeida's responsibilities include overseeing and coordinating technical publications, standards, and testing efforts for the Gypsum Association. Prior to joining the Association, he oversaw sustainability, compliance, code and regulatory matters as Corporate Manager, Stewardship for plumbing industry manufacturer Oatey. Before joining Oatey, Michael was in Tremco’s Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing Division for 10 years. Active within numerous ASTM committees, he is also a member of ASHRAE SSPC 189.1. Michael holds both a MS and BS in Chemistry from The University of Akron.

Michael Schmeida, MSc, LEED AP, Director of Codes, Standards and Research 301-277-8742

Susan Hines has worked within the design and construction industry for 20 years. She has held communication and information positions within the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), and the landscape architecture firm, Oehme, van Sweden & Associates. She joined the Gypsum Association (GA) in 2014, and currently serves as Director of Industry Issues and External Affairs. She holds an MA in American history from American University.

Susan Hines, LEED Green Assoc., Director, Industry Issues and External Affairs 301-277-8684

Greg Woolley has more than 15 years of experience in building products and building product services, most recently at Bluegrass Materials (formerly Lafarge North America). Prior to Bluegrass, he held commercial account management roles at Allied Building Products, Cassady Pierce Company and The Home Depot, providing consultative services to architects and contractors on building materials. In his current role, Greg addresses technical questions received via phone and email, plays an integral role in publications development, and enhances gypsum industry representation within technical and consensus organizations. Greg is a graduate of New York University.

Greg Woolley,  LEED Green Assoc., Technical and Market Advisor, 301-277-8681

Christine “Chris” Cuffey has worked in various accounting roles for more than 29 years. She has held positions with public agencies, healthcare providers, and construction companies. Chris joined the Gypsum Association in 2014 taking on both accounting and office management duties.

Christine Cuffey, Office Manager/ Bookkeeper 301-277-8683