NRMCA veteran Maher joins CIM as interim executive director

Sources: CIM National Steering Committee; CP staff

Nicole Maher

The National Steering Committee for the Concrete Industry Management program has appointed former National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Chief Operating Officer Nicole Maher as interim executive director, effective this month. She assumes the interim executive director post after serving as NSC secretary/treasurer since 2013; succeeds Dr. Rex Cottle, who has led the NSC since July 2022; and, arrives with a wealth of experience and impressive track record of leadership. Committee members note how her vision for the future aligns with CIM’s mission to advance the concrete industry through education—preparing the next generation of leaders to meet 21st century challenges with resilience and innovation.

“Nicole’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for the CIM program and the broader concrete industry,” says NSC Chair Karl Watson, Jr. (Baker Concrete). “Her deep knowledge of the industry, combined with a forward-thinking approach to leadership, makes her uniquely qualified to guide the NSC as we continue to grow and adapt. We are confident in her ability to build on the strong foundation laid by Dr. Rex Cottle. The NSC extends its deepest gratitude to Dr. Cottle for his dedication and leadership over the last several years as executive director, and his deep involvement with CIM since 2009. Under his guidance, the program has expanded its reach, fortified the local Patrons Boards to increase funding to each school for marketing and recruiting, and shepherded our last two schools to accreditation.”

“My involvement with the CIM program over the last two decades has been a labor of love and being a part of CIM’s evolution to meet the needs of a progressive concrete industry has been very rewarding,” adds Maher. “I’m excited to continue that forward momentum, with deep respect and appreciation for those that led the way.”