Gases and Welding Distributors Association


Gases and Welding Distributors Association

Founded as the National Welding Supply Association, assumed its current name in 2002. GAWDA's mission is to promote the safe operation and economic vitality of distributors of industrial gases and related welding equipment and supplies. Membership: $700-$$17,500 (Distributor); $2,500-$20,000 (Supplier); $250 (New Manufacturer Representative); $100 (Individual).

Organization Type:
National Trade or Professional Association
Acronym:
GAWDA
Tax Exempt Status:
501(c)(6)
Industry:
Metals, Retail/Wholesale, Metal Working, Wholesalers
Year Founded:
1945
Address:
One Oakwood Blvd.
Suite 195 Hollywood, FL 33020
Telephone:
Toll Free:
Fax:
Website:
Staff:
25
Volunteers:
140
Members:
500 members


Other Addresses

Address:
550 NW LeJeune Rd., Miami FL 33126
Toll Free:
Fax:
Website:


Financial Snapshot

 

Total revenues: $2,255,332


Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
-1.05%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Revenue
 
Program service revenue
 
Total contributions
 
Investment income

Total expenses: $2,499,296


Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
12.13%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Expenses
 
Conferences, conventions, meetings
 
Other expenses
 
Management fees
 
Other

Total assets: $5,370,470


Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
3.84%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Assets
 
Investments in publicly traded securities
 
Savings and temporary cash investments
 
Investments in other securities
 
Other

Total Liabilities: $1,025,366


Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
5.35%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Liabilities
 
Deferred revenue
 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
 
Other liabilities

This association reports using a management firm on their 990 tax documents.

   Revenue:

Revenue: Amount ($)
Program service revenue 1,124,249
Total contributions 1,073,256
Investment income 65,142
Royalties 40,800
Miscellaneous revenue 20,133
Gaming income 0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds 0
Fundraising income 0
Income from sales of inventory 0
Net rental income 0
Sales of non-inventory assets -68,248
Total Revenue:

$2,255,332

1-yr growth
-1.05%
Program service revenue
Total contributions
Investment income
Royalties
Miscellaneous revenue

   Expenses:

Expenses: Amount ($)
Conferences, conventions, meetings 1,307,226
Other expenses 302,829
Management fees 255,604
Compensation for non-officers/directors 183,655
Compensation of current officers, directors, etc 175,920
Information technology 46,711
Occupancy 32,753
Other employee benefits 27,221
Payroll taxes 25,096
Grants to individuals in the US 22,000
Travel 21,617
Pension plan contributions 20,465
Office expenses 19,601
Accounting fees 18,561
Investment management fees 16,037
Insurance 8,796
Depreciation, depletion, amortization 7,745
Advertising and promotion 6,580
Interest expense 879
Payments to affiliates 0
Other fees 0
Travel/entertainment expenses to public officials 0
Royalties 0
Lobbying fees 0
Professional fundraising fees 0
Legal fees 0
Grants to orgs and individuals outside the US 0
Benefits paid to or for members 0
Compensation of disqualified persons 0
Grants to governments/orgs in the US 0
Total Expenses:

$2,499,296

1-yr growth
12.13%
Conferences, conventions, meetings
Other expenses
Management fees
Compensation for non-officers/directors
Compensation of current officers, directors, etc
Information technology
Occupancy
Other employee benefits
Payroll taxes
Grants to individuals in the US
Others

   Assets:

Assets: Amount ($)
Investments in publicly traded securities 1,899,592
Savings and temporary cash investments 1,415,882
Investments in other securities 1,057,581
Cash -- non-interest bearing 751,811
Prepaid expenses or deferred charges 202,680
Land, buildings, & equipment (net) 28,412
Other assets 14,512
Pledges and grants receivable 0
Inventories for sale or use 0
Accounts receivable 0
Receivables from officers, directors, etc. 0
Receivables from disqualified persons 0
Notes and loans receivables 0
Program-related investments 0
Intangible assets 0
Total Assets:

$5,370,470

1-yr growth
3.84%
Investments in publicly traded securities
Savings and temporary cash investments
Investments in other securities
Cash -- non-interest bearing
Prepaid expenses or deferred charges
Land, buildings, & equipment (net)
Others

   Liabilities:

Liabilities: Amount ($)
Deferred revenue 909,326
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 103,813
Other liabilities 12,227
Tax-exempt bond liabilities 0
Escrow or custodial account liability 0
Loans and other payables to officers, directors, etc. 0
Secured mortgages and notes payabl 0
Unsecured mortgages and notes payable 0
Grants payable 0
Total Liabilities:

$1,025,366

1-yr growth
5.35%
Deferred revenue
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
Other liabilities

   Net Assets:

Net Assets: Amount ($)
Unrestricted net assets 4,326,073
Temporarily restricted net assets 19,031
Permanently restricted net assets 0
Total Net Assets:

$4,345,104

1-yr growth
3.49%
Unrestricted net assets
Temporarily restricted net assets

Key Staff

  
Name Ascending
Title 
Function 
Add Prospect 
Abydee Butler Moore President Elect Board Member, Senior Executive ...X
Andrea Levy Director, Member Services and Programs Conventions/Meetings, Membership ...X
Bill Proctor Vice President Board Member ...X
Bob Ewing First Vice President Board Member ...X
Brad Peterson President Board Member, Chief Executive Officer ...X
Bruce Ellenbogen Accounting Associate, Event Registration Conventions/Meetings, Finance ...X
Daiana Sanchez Accounting Associate, Marketing Marketing ...X
David A. Walker Treasurer Board Member, Finance ...X
Eric Wood Vice President Board Member ...X
Evan Bennear Vice President Board Member ...X
Gary Halter Second Vice President Board Member ...X
George Ratermann Vice President Board Member ...X
Hannah Gray Manager, Relationship Communications/Public Relations, Senior Executive ...X
Jay Brant Vice President Board Member ...X
Jeff Johnson Vice President Board Member ...X
John Ospina Executive Director Executive Director ...X
Kelly Bladow Vice President Board Member ...X
Melissa Perkins Vice President Board Member ...X
Natasha Alexis Director, Meetings and Operations Conference Committee Chair, Conventions/Meetings, Operations ...X
Richard P. Schweitzer Esq. Legal Counsel Legal ...X
Robin Turk Creative Director Computer/Information Technology ...X
Stephen Hill Manager, Membership Services and Contact, Booth Program Administration, Membership ...X
Tim Hudson Vice President, Sales Marketing ...X
Veronica Westlake Editor in Chief Publications ...X
William Brod Publisher Publications ...X

Meetings/Conferences

Year Descending
Name 
Location 
Facility 
From 
To 
Attendance 
Exhibitors 
Facility Amenities 
20212021 Annual Convention Colorado Springs , CO , United States The Broadmoor October 6 October 9   Golf...X
20202020 Spring Management Conference Austin , TX , United States JW Marriott Austin April 5 April 7   Convention Center...X
20202020 Annual Convention Phoenix , AZ , United States JW Marriott Desert Ridge September 25 September 28   Ski, Cruise, Golf, Casino, Convention Center...X
20192019 Spring Management Conference Minneapolis , MN , United States Hyatt Regency Minneapolis May 4 May 6    ...X
20192019 Annual Convention Washington , DC , United States Marriott Marquis Washington September 28 October 1    ...X
2018GAWDA Spring Management Conference 2018 St. Louis , MO , United States St. Louis Union Station Hotel May 6 May 8    ...X
2018GAWDA Annual Convention 2018 Seattle , WA , United States Sheraton Seattle Hotel, September 9 September 12   Ski, Cruise, Golf, Casino, Convention Center...X
20172017 Spring Management Conference Boca Raton , FL , United States Boca Raton Resort & Club May 11 May 13   Convention Center, Golf...X
20172017 Annual Convention New York City , NY , United States New York Marriott Marquis October 1 October 4    ...X
20162016 Spring Management Conference Savannah , GA , United States Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa April 3 April 5   Convention Center, Cruise, Golf...X
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Publications

Name 
Frequency 
Advertising 
GAWDA 2011 Directory (Membership Directory)annuallyNo...X
GAWDA Connectionbi-monthlyNo...X
GAWDA EdgeonlineNo...X
Safety OrganizermonthlyNo...X
Welding & Gases TodayquarterlyYes...X

Recent Lobbying Spending

Source: Lobbying Disclosure Electronic Filings, Office of the Clerk, U.S House of Representatives.

2018 Q4: $0
2018 Q3: $0
2018 Q2: $0
2018 Q1: $0
2017: $0


PAC Details

Name: -



FEC ID: -



Last updated: -


PAC Contributions

(-)

Outside Representation

Firm Name Ascending
Reg/ Term 
Date 
  This organization has no outside representation data available.
 

Legislative Issue Focus

Source: Lobbying Disclosure Electronic Filings, Office of the Clerk, U.S House of Representatives.

This organization has no legislative issue data available.

Active Legislation

This organization has no active legislation data available.

Contractors

Contractor Ascending
Service Category 
Reported Year Descending
Reported Compensation 
RICHARD P SCHWEITZER PLLC LEGAL COUNCIL2017 $109,917 ...X
AMERICAN WELDING SOCIETY INC MANAGEMENT SERVICES2014 $416,712 ...X

***Disclaimer: This information has been sourced from a combination of the IRS Forms 990, 5500, and the Federal Audit Clearinghouse



 
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