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President
Kosta Diamantis
Director, Office of School Construction Grants & Review
Connecticut Department of Administrative Services

President-Elect & Secretary
Paul Bakalis
Executive Director
Arizona School Facilities Board

Immediate Past President
Joseph da Silva
School Construction Coordinator
Rhode Island Dept of Elementary Education

Treasurer
Michael Pickens
Executive Director, School Facilities & Transportation Services
West Virginia Department of Education

Southern Region Representative
Brad Montgomery
Director, Academic Facilities & Transportation Services
Arkansas Department of Education

Northeastern Region Representative
Bernard E. Piaia, Jr.
Director of the Office of School Facilities
New Jersey Department of Education

Midwestern Region Representative
Gary Schwartz
School Facilities Consultant
Iowa Department of Education

Western Region Representative
Michael Elliott
State School Fund Coordinator
Oregon Department of Education

At-Large Representative
Juan Mireles
Director of Facilities & Transportation Services
California Department of Education

Michael Pickens

Treasurer
Executive Director, School Facilities & Transportation Services
West Virginia Department of Education

Mike Pickens, MBA, REFP, is the Executive Director of the Office of School Facilities and Transportation of the West Virginia Department of Education. Mike is well established across West Virginia with his knowledge and expertise with building operations and maintenance, energy management and sustainable practices. His office works closely with the 55 county superintendents across the state as well as the State Board to develop policies and procedural mandates for 42,750,000 square feet in 737 schools in West Virginia. He has direct oversight of programs initiated out of the Office of School Facilities to improve education by improving the environment in which students learn. His office has created and implemented a state-wide software-based preventive maintenance program for all of the 55 county schools systems in the state. His office has also developed a West Virginia chapter of the National Energy Service Coalition.

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