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Keith Bienvenu Elected PHCC Vice President

May 12, 2010
Position fills vacancy caused by the death of George Raburn in March.

At its meeting held April 30, the Board of Directors of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) elected Keith Bienvenu of Bienvenu Brothers Enterprises, Inc., Metairie, La., as vice president of the organization.

The special election was necessary in order to fill the vacancy caused by the March 20th death of George Raburn, founder and co-owner of Raburn & Raburn Plumbing Company, Inc., of Stockbridge, Ga.

Bienvenu hails from a fourth-generation family business that has served metropolitan New Orleans area since 1937. He has been a member of PHCC since 1975, and has held several national positions, such as Zone 2 Director from 1993-1996, and national secretary from 2003-2004. He has served in every office of both the Louisiana PHCC and the Metro New Orleans PHCC and remains active as the state chapter’s director-at-large and metro chapter’s PHCC’s president. He also is very active with the state continuing education program, and has served on numerous PHCCC committees for local, state and national chapters. A founding member of PHCC’s Quality Service Contractors, he has served the organization as a trustee for 13 years and chair in 2006 – 2008. He received QSC’s Founder’s Award in 2009.

Bienvenu, who had previously announced his candidacy for the office of vice president, will start now and serve until the 2010 annual business meeting, scheduled for Oct. 30, 2010, in Las Vegas. At that time, the PHCC membership will elect a vice president to complete the remainder of the 2009-2010 term; once this individual is elected, he or she will succeed to the office of president-elect at the close of the convention. The members will also be asked to elect a vice president who will serve for the 2010-2011 year.

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