ASC Announces Hiring of Executive Vice President

Association Services Corporation (ASC), a Topeka, Kan.-based trade association management company owned by the Glass Association of North America (GANA), has hired William M. Yanek as its new executive vice president. Yanek, a former state issues advocate for the Washington, D.C.-based Real Estate Services Providers Council (RESPRO®), will hold the position until March 1, 2008, when he will ascend to the position of president and chief executive officer of ASC, replacing Stanley L. Smith, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

Yanek, who graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1992, received his Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas in 2000. He is also a major in the United States Army Reserve, serving in the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps.

"I look forward to this opportunity with anticipation and excitement," said Yanek. "The commercial glass and glazing industry is a leader in technological evolution, and my goal is to help lead ASC's efforts at fostering that evolution for the benefit of our clients."

Yanek and his wife, Jacey, have two young sons and reside in Lawrence, Kan.