Wood, Awad, Schneider lead 2015-16 American Concrete Institute Officer Slate

The American Concrete Institute elected officers and directors last month during its spring convention in Kansas City. Sharon Wood, FACI, has begun a one-year term as president. Dean of the University of Texas, Austin, Cockrell School of Engineering and ACI member since 1983, she serves on Committee 318, Structural Concrete Building Code. She is the past ETC Product Development Committee chair and previously served as ACI Foundation trustee, Financial Advisory and International Advisory Committee member.


Khaled Awad was elected ACI vice president for a two-year term. Founder of ACTS, a Beirut-based material and geotechnical consulting firm, he chairs ACI Subcommittee 601-E, Concrete Construction Sustainability Assessor, and serves on the Task Group on Managing Translations of ACI Products and Services, Certification Programs Committee, and the International Certification Subcommittee. Awad is also a member of ACI Committees 130, Sustainability of Concrete and C630, Construction Inspector Certification, plus and ACI Subcommittees 130-E, Design/Specifications/Codes/Regulations, 130-F, Social Issues, and 130-G, Education/Certification.

Baker Concrete Construction Vice President of Operations Michael Schneider, who heads the Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee, was elected ACI senior vice president for a two-year term, while four Institute members were named to three-year board terms:

  • JoAnn Browning, FACI, dean and David and Jennifer Spencer Distinguished Chair of the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Engineering. She is member of the ACI Technical Activities Committee and serves on the Joint ACI-ASCE Committees Task Group, Session Review Task Group.
  • Cesar Constantino, FACI, director, Business Development for Separation Technologies LLC, a Titan America Business. He serves on ACI Committee 130, Sustainability of Concrete; 228, Nondestructive Testing of Concrete; 239, Ultra-High Performance Concrete; 308, Curing Concrete; and, ACI Subcommittee 308-B, Curing-Specifications.
  • Kimberly Kayler, president and founder of Constructive Communication, Inc., Dublin, Ohio. A marketing professional with extensive experience serving technical industries, she chairs the ACI Marketing Committee and serves on the Construction Liaison and Membership Committees. She also chairs the Global Marketing Plan Task Group and is a 2030 Outlook Task Group member.
  • Roberto Stark, FACI, president of Stark+Ortiz, S.C., a Mexico City consulting firm providing structural design services for urban and infrastructure projects throughout Mexico. He is a member of ACI Committee 318, Structural Concrete Building Code, and ACI Subcommittees 318-D, Members; 318-L, International Liaison; and 318-S, Spanish Translation Task Group.

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Khaled Awad
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Michael Schneider