The “rising stars” of the U.S. transportation construction industry participated in the American Road & TRansportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) 11th annual Young Executive Development Program (YEDP), held May 16 to 19 in Washington, D.C. The intensive, three-day program focused on the impact the federal government has on the industry and the role ARTBA plays in shaping national transportation investment policy.
The YEDP program included sessions on the federal legislative and regulatory processes. Participants heard from former U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General Ken Mead on ethics and integrity in the industry and were briefed on highway program financing issues by top Federal Highway Administration officials. Rep. Lincoln Davis (D-TN), a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, discussed the role of Congress and government in the transportation industry.
YEDP participants also visited Capitol Hill and met with members of Congress to urge them to support fully funding federal surface transportation programs in the FY 2007 appropriations process.
Participants in the program included:
• Keith Bernard, assistant vice president/area manager, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Buffalo, NY
• Paul Bramble, vice president, David A. Bramble Inc., Chestertown, MD
• Mark Compton, manager business development government affairs, American Infrastructure, Worcester, PA
• Thomas Cushman Jr., project manager/associate vice president, DMJM Harris, Philadelphia, PA
• David Facchini, senior project manager, Lochner Engineering, Utica, NY
• Felice Farber, General Contractors Association of New York, New York, NY
• Jamie Fossitt, office engineer, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Lansing, MI
• Tyler Francis, technical marketing representative, SemMaterials L.P., Kansas City, MO
• Michael Glezer, director of budgeting and planning, G.A. & F.C. Wagman, York, PA
• Zina Hedrick, marketing manager, Flint Trading Inc., Thomasville, NC
• Michael Johnson, natural resource planning manager, Kleinfelder, Oakland, CA
• Paul Martin, project manager, Brayman Construction Corporation, Saxonburg, PA
• Raymond Moran, resident engineer, Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, NY
• Matthew Pepe, field director/government relations, Construction Industry Council of Westchester & Hudson Valley, Tarrytown, NY
• Robert Pierce, Texas regional manager, Granite Construction Company, Lewisville, TX
• Don Rasmussen, projects manager, Granite Construction Company, Bloomington, MN
• Joseph Riley, vice president, Ammann & Whitney Inc., Philadelphia, PA
• David Wilson, vice president, Gannett Fleming West Inc., Albuquerque, NM
Established in 1902, ARTBA is the voice of the U.S. transportation construction industry in the national’s capital.
The ARTBA Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) was established in 1985 to promote research, education and public awareness. It supports an array of initiatives, including educational scholarships, awards, roadway work zone safety and training programs, special economic reports and a national exhibition on transportation.