Chief Executive Officer, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
David Long has been in the electrical construction industry since 1975, when he began work as a construction wireman for Miller Electric. After graduating from the Jacksonville JATC in 1981, he began his career as a journeyman wireman. This led to foreman and supervisory positions. In 1991, he moved into management as an estimator and assistant project manager. He rose through the ranks at the company and was named President of Miller Electric in 2012. Long earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Southeastern University and currently holds over 35 state electrical licenses for Miller. His primary emphasis as President of Miller was vertical markets, corporate client development, labor relations and company expansion.
INVOLVEMENT WITH NECA
Long is seen as a leader throughout the electrical construction industry. He was Governor of NECA’s North Florida Chapter and, on the national level, served as District 3 Vice President. He has chaired the Workforce Development and Compensation committees and co-chaired several organizations including the electrical training ALLIANCE, Council on Industrial Relations, National Labor Task Force, and the National LMCC Committee. He was awarded the Coggeshall Award in 2012 and was installed into the Academy of Electrical Contracting in 2012. In 2018 David Long was elected President of NECA and in 2019 he was brought on board as NECA’s CEO, replacing John M. Grau.
Long believes that training is rewarding because it is being a part of the future of the industry. Long’s involvement in NECA began in 1994 on the Local JATC Committee, where he served as chairman or secretary for more than 15 years. The experience gave him the opportunity to serve on the Electrical Training Alliance Curriculum Committee and then on NECA’s Workforce Development Committee as a member of the Electrical Training Alliance Committee.
AWAY FROM THE OFFICE
Long has served as president of the Jacksonville Leukemia Society and is President of the Dreams Come True Foundation. He is trustee of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and executive committee member and Chairman of the Jax Sports Council and Taxslayer Bowl Association. Long loves hunting and enjoying the outdoors spending time at his farm.