Michele Pelham joined NEFBA just over a year ago.
Michele Pelham joined NEFBA just over a year ago, taking on the task of human resources, payroll and bookkeeping for four companies: NEFBA, Builders Care, Apprenticeship and the Charitable Foundation.
Michele, who has an associate’s degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville, was ideally suited for the job in both professional and personal experience.
“My background includes work in finance, office management, member service and collections,” she said. “And, I’ve had some personal experience with the apprentice program. My husband of 23 years, Perry, is a graduate of NEFBA’s apprentice HVAC program.”
Michele adapted quickly to the quick pace of the NEFBA office and her position.
“There is never a dull moment with our team,” she said. “I enjoy our friendly, flexible environment. I love that we have fun while getting the work accomplished. I admire the loyalty of our membership and their commitment to the community. I feel very fortunate to have found a place in the NEFBA family.”
When she’s not at work, Michele enjoys time with her husband and two daughters.
Her oldest is preparing to leave for college in the fall and her youngest is a junior in high school.
She enjoys reading and enjoys any outdoor activity, especially running.
“One of my greatest passions is volunteer coaching for Marathon High,” she said. “I get to spend four months a year mentoring high school students, training them to run a half marathon.”
Michele’s talents and professionalism are appreciated at NEFBA, according to Executive Officer Bill Garrison.
“Perhaps teaching high schoolers to run a half-marathon was Michele’s best preparation for working in the NEFBA office,” Garrison said. “Michele’s duties touch every employee in some way, and sometimes I’m sure it might seem like herding cats. Her unique talent for doing just that and keeping a positive attitude is a great help to me and an asset to the association.”