PCA shifts leadership focus to D.C., names new president

Source: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.

PCA announced management changes designed to shift leadership to Washington, D.C., in support of a renewed emphasis on national advocacy efforts in our nation’s capitol. Effective September 6, Greg Scott, PCA’s senior vice president of government affairs, is promoted to president. He will report to Brian McCarthy, PCA’s current president/CEO based in Skokie, who will remain with PCA until year-end as CEO.

“Over the past 10 years, we have debated the merits of our national association becoming more ‘D.C.-centric,” said PCA Chairman of the Board Aris Papadopoulos in an announcement of the changes. “The time has come to adapt to this new reality of the cement industry.”

On Jan. 1, 2013, Scott will assume the position of president/CEO of PCA. Although PCA’s new chief will be based in Washington, D.C., the Skokie office will continue to operate as an important resource for North American and regional promotion and advocacy efforts.

“The past five years have seen unprecedented changes to the cement industry in both economic and regulatory arenas,” said Papadopoulos, whose two-year term ends in November. “We value Brian McCarthy’s leadership through this difficult period and thank him for his service to the association and to the industry.”