Highway bill a priority for road builders

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association remains “laser-focused on ensuring a long-term Highway Trust Fund fix and Congressional approval of a multi-year bill boosting federal surface transportation investment”, says the association’s newly-elected chairman, David Zachry.

Zachry, chief executive, San Antonio-based Zachry-parent company of Capitol Aggregates, told association members at its annual convention in Philadelphia, he was committed to expanding association training initiatives through development of accredited, national road and bridge safety certification programs and implementing Young Executive Leadership Task Force report recommendations aimed at more fully engaging the next generation of industry leaders

He also plans to advance professional development and recruitment efforts to draw more women to transportation construction careers.

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association chairmanship follows David Zachry’s terms a senior vice chairman, first vice chairman and vice chairman at-large, and is concurrent with his chairing of the Construction Industry Ethics & Compliance Initiative steering committee. He holds civil engineering and masters of business administration degrees from Texas A&M University and University of Texas, respectively.

Joining him as 2015-16 ARTBA officers are Lane Construction choke executive Bob Alger, senior vice chairman; AECOM Executive Vice President Matt Cummings, first vice chairman; and, Summit Materials, chief executive Tom Hill, treasurer.

Newly elected regional or at-large vice chairmen include representatives from companies with integrated construction materials and road building operations: WW Clyde president Jeff Clyde, Martin Marietta Materials chief executive Ward Nye, Kiewit Infrastructure president Scott Cassels, and Granite Construction senior Vvce president Mike Donnino. Peter Ruane retains his long-time post as the association’s staff president and chief executive.


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