David A. Hardt

NECA President

David A. Hardt is the current president of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and contributes the President's Desk column monthly. He took office in January 2015 and will serve a three-year term.

Articles by David A. Hardt

February 2017
The beginning of every year brings a range of challenging opportunities for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the industry we do our best to represent. A new occupant in the White House coupled with changes to the makeup of Congress puts Republicans in control of the executive and legislative branches of the federal government. READ MORE
January 2017
January marks the beginning of my third and final year as NECA’s president. 
I certainly can say I’ve enjoyed the experience, and I’m happy to report we’re a growing organization that has made tremendous strides. There is a lot to look forward to. That includes NECA 2017 Seattle in October, succeeding the rousing 2016 convention in Boston.
December 2016
Some issues are important but tough to talk about. This month, I want to let you know about a significant step the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has taken to shine a light on an issue that impacts members of the electrical construction industry and their families around the country. That issue is suicide.
November 2016
Understanding and accepting 
change is important in any walk of life, but especially so in electrical construction. I’ve seen how innovations in technology have affected the men and women in my business, and it’s exciting to be a part of it. READ MORE
October 2016
Election Day is right around the corner. That probably isn’t news to you, but it is essential to be aware of what’s at stake and to consider the issues that are important to you, your business and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). Part of being a good citizen is making an informed vote, especially in the heat of what has become a very lively campaign.
September 2016
Throughout the year, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) plans and puts on a host of meetings and conferences. From NECA Now to the National Legislative Conference and the NECA Safety Professionals Conference, we do our best to keep you informed. And, of course, there’s our annual convention and trade show, NECA 2016 Boston, which will be held Oct. 7–10. READ MORE
August 2016
The end of August means “Back to School” for many electrical contractors and their families. The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) reaches out to young people and, in particular, students in a variety of ways throughout the year.
July 2016
In America and around the world, the energy landscape is changing at a swift pace. Change isn’t always easy, but you can count on the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and its members to be at the forefront of those exciting developments. It has been a busy few months.
June 2016
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) works daily to ensure electrical contractors (ECs) have every opportunity to stay on top of the issues that affect their businesses and to be directly in touch with their senators and representatives in Congress.