During TCATA’s annual conference in July 2017, the election of two officers was announced by president Gerald Henke: Leslie Schaeffer as president-elect, and John Silverman as treasurer-elect. Both will assume their two-year terms at the end of the 2018 annual conference.
Leslie Schaeffer is Vice President of BPS Communications, which publishes National Clothesline. BPS is a family owned business started by Leslie’s parents in 1959. Leslie has worked there for 34 years, starting as a delivery driver. She manages the day to day operations of BPS and National Clothesline, as well as the Pennsylvania and Delaware regional trade show, the California trade show and the Southeast Fabricare Show.
Active in TCATA for many years, Leslie serves on the annual conference site planning committee, as chair of the membership committee, and previously served on the board of directors. She is married to Rob Fleszar, and has two grown children and three grandchildren. Leslie enjoys golf, cooking and wine.
John Silverman is president and owner of Tschopp Supply, a distributor based in Buffalo, New York, which was founded by his grandfather in 1945. He has been with the company since 1989. John currently serves on the TCATA board of Directors, the membership committee, and has served on the conference business program committee.