Sources: American Concrete Pavement Association, Rosemont, Ill.
Laura O’Neill-Kaumo will assume the American Concrete Pavement Association president and chief executive officer posts on July 12, arriving from the American Council of Engineering Companies, Washington, D.C., where as chief operating officer she served engineers engaged in federal infrastructure work. Prior to ACEC, she was National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association senior vice president, charged with overseeing the government affairs agenda and representing aggregates interests on Capitol Hill. Her previous experience in construction includes work with independent trucking contractors and drayage drivers who haul materials to job sites.
O’Neill-Kaumo becomes ACPA’s fifth chief. She succeeds Gerald Voigt, P.E., who has spent 17 years at the helm as part of a 33-year Association tenure and will remain with the group in a non-executive capacity. “ACPA has a long and distinguished history advocating on behalf of its members and their exceptional products. I look forward to building on the good work Mr. Voigt has been engaged in for over three decades. He is truly leaving a solid foundation and a strong team—we won’t let him down,” O’Neill-Kaumo affirms.
“Laura’s experience in leadership roles, and her extremely articulate and upbeat style will only enhance the fresh perspectives she’ll bring to our association,” adds 2021 ACPA Chairman David Howard (Koss Construction, Michigan).
O’Neill-Kaumo holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law and a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Michigan University, and currently resides in Washington D.C.
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