Conference Advisory Board
DHI conNextions has announced the formation of a first-ever Conference Advisory Board for its annual conference, being held this year at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, October 20-21, 2021. The annual conference offers a variety of topical learning tracks and sessions relevant to the dynamics and ongoing changes of the door security and safety industry. The newly formed Conference Advisory Board reflects such dynamics with leaders and subject matter experts representing the door and hardware distribution channel of manufacturers, distributors, and others allied to the industry.
Lori Greene, DAHC/CDC, FDAI, FDHI, CCPR
Manager, Codes and Resources, Allegion
Lori Greene, DAHC/CDC, FDAI, FDHI, CCPR, has 30 years of industry experience as a distributor and specification writer and now provides support and education on the code requirements that apply to door openings. She is a member of the BHMA Codes and Government Affairs Committee that works in code development and also is very involved with school security/safety awareness. Her blog www.iDigHardware.com is a popular resource for the industry, and a post from this website is published in each issue of Doors + Hardware as her monthly Decoded column. Lori is the Manager-Codes & Resources for Allegion.
Vice President, Baines Builders Products
Brent has been conquering the world one door at a time (his world of Indiana and Kentucky) for more than a decade. As an independent manufacturers’ rep, Brent is honored to bring his unique perspective to the DHI ConNextions Advisory Board to contribute with the direction of conference educational initiatives. When he is not talking doors/hardware, you will find him talking about his wife and two kids, auto racing, or bourbon. If you have made it this far in his bio, you could reach out to him to talk either about bourbon or how to make this industry better, your choice.
Rex E. Newcomer, AHC, CDC, CDT
CEO and President, DH Pace Company
Rex joined DH Pace Company in 1979 and then was elected COO of E.E. Newcomer Enterprises in 1998. Over the years, Rex has served the Door and Hardware Institute in multiple capacities including Board of Governors, Chairman of DHI Strategic Task Force on Distribution, Strategic Planning Committee, Educational Foundation-Development Committee, and Building Codes Task Force. On a personal note, Rex has been married for more than 40 years and has three children and 12 grandchildren.
Product Marketing Specialist, Hager Companies
Ginny is the Product Marketing Specialist at Hager Companies. Based in St. Petersburg, FL, she has been in the door and hardware industry for 28 years.
Prior to Hager, Ginny spent 21 years in distribution with large- and medium-sized companies creating counter and commercial sales divisions and driving consistent year-on-year growth. In the last seven years, Ginny established Hager’s voice in the social community and expanded dialog across the globe with distributors, architects, and end users. To develop demand generation strategies, Ginny creates marketing content educating Hager’s target audiences on door hardware solutions. Ginny also manages the production and execution of Hager’s trade shows. At present, Ginny is the chair for the DHI Media + Editorial Board and has served as past Communications Chair for The Greater St. Louis Chapter of CSI and past liaison for Hager Companies with the Missouri Botanical Garden Corporate Partnership Program.