The Masonry Society Names Ann Guiberson Executive Director

The Masonry Society (TMS) proudly announces the appointment of Ann Guiberson as its next Executive Director. Guiberson will succeed retiring director, Phillip Samblanet. She was selected after an extensive search with over 100 applicants based on her knowledge and experience which will be instrumental in leading TMS in the coming years. She is an accomplished Executive Director with a solid foundation in association resource development, community engagement, and strategic leadership.

Guiberson brings more than 28 years of experience working with nonprofit membership organizations. Previously, she served as president & CEO of the Associated Builders & Contractors – Rocky Mountain Chapter. She was also the executive director of the American Water Works Association – Rocky Mountain Chapter. Additionally, she spent fourteen years as the northeast regional affairs director for the United States Golf Association. During her time serving nonprofits and associations, she developed expertise in strategic communications, educational leadership, administrative management, and governance.

Guiberson received both her Master of Education, Educational Administration and her Bachelor of Science, Education from the University of Nebraska. She holds certificates in Leadership Essentials and Financial Success for Nonprofits from Cornell University. Purdue University has recently awarded her a certificate in Project Management.

David McLean, who led the Search Committee for TMS and currently serves as TMS president, stated “We are excited to welcome Ann to our TMS family and to work with her on leading the Society in the coming years. He notes, “During Samblanet’s twenty-five plus years at TMS, we have built a strong and vibrant Society that has accomplished much, and TMS is poised to grow even more effective in the years to come. We look forward to working with Ann to advance the Society’s mission.”

Ann Guiberson, the incoming Executive Director of TMS, expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “I am honored to join The Masonry Society as the new Executive Director. I am eager to work collaboratively with the TMS board of directors, staff, members, and stakeholders to further the Society’s mission and enhance its impact.” Guiberson will officially start as TMS’s Executive Director on May 15th . She will work with Samblanet to transition into the position and collaborate with staff, members, and colleagues.

About The Masonry Society (TMS)

Formed in 1977, TMS is an educational, scientific, and technical society dedicated to the advancement of scientific, engineering, architectural, and construction knowledge of masonry. TMS is a not-for-profit, membership-driven organization that gathers, correlates, and disseminates information for the improvement of the design, construction, manufacture, use, and maintenance of masonry products and structures. TMS develops standards, guides, and other resources, educates through seminars, workshops, conferences, and collaborates with the construction industry, design profession, and other leaders desiring to see a better and more resilient built environment.