ACI names Hover to full term as president, Ellis and Wight as officers

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

Kenneth Hover was elected ACI president for the 2011-2012 term, continuing in a post he assumed in September 2010 after the death of predecessor Richard Stehly. Joining him as ACI officers for two-year terms are James Wight, senior vice president, and Anne Ellis, vice president. Officer and director elections took place during the ACI Spring Convention in Tampa.

A 31-year ACI member, Hover is professor of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. He chairs ACI Committee 301-C, Concrete Mixtures, Handling, Placing, Consolidating, and Curing, and the Task Group on Fly Ash Communication.

A 38-year ACI member, Wight is the F.E. Richart Jr. Collegiate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is a past chair of the ACI Technical Activities Committee; ACI Committee 318, Structural Concrete Building Code; and ACI-ASCE Joint Committee 352, Joints and Connections in Monolithic Concrete Structures.

A former Portland Cement Association regional structural engineer and National Ready Mixed Concrete Association applied engineering manager, Ellis is vice president of Government Initiatives at AECOM, Arlington, Va. She has served on ACI Committees 330, Concrete Parking Lots and Site Paving; 551, Tilt-up Concrete Construction; and C650, Tilt-up Constructor Certification. She is currently a member of the Financial Advisory Committee and ACI Committee 375, Performance-Based Design of Buildings for Wind Loads.

The ACI convention also saw the election of new board members, including Neal Anderson, vice president of engineering at the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute in Schaumburg, Ill.; James Harris, principal of J.R. Harris & Co., Structural Engineers, Denver; and Cecil Jones, president of Diversified Engineering Services, Raleigh, N.C.