ARTBA-TDF graduates 32 construction execs from leadership program

yellow hardhatThe American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) recently graduated 32 construction executives from its Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP) held in Washington, D.C.

The ILDP occurred during the association’s Federal Issues Program and the Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In.

Program graduates went through what the association describes as an “intensive boot camp” to learn more about federal legislative and regulatory processes. ARTBA says they also were able to meet with members of Congress and staff to discuss transportation funding issues.

The program began in 1995 as the Young Executive Development Program and has graduated close to 650 individuals from more than 200 companies.

“The ILDP program provides rising leaders in the transportation construction and development sector with a solid understanding of industry economics, how transportation work in the U.S. is funded and financed, how actions by the federal government impact the industry, and how they—and their company or agency—can become politically engaged to help shape transportation policy,” the association says.

Those graduating from the 2016 ILDP class include:

  • Bret Barton, project executive, Granite Construction, Tampa, Florida
  • Jason Brame, transportation technology and CADD coordinator, Larson Design Group, Ltitz, Pennsylvania
  • Chris Carter, senior project engineer, Harms Construction, Farmingville, New Jersey
  • Ian Chaney, supervising engineer, WSP I Parsons Brinckerhoff, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Joseph Dooley, deputy project director, Granite Construction, Lewisville, Texas
  • Justin Englert, project engineer, Parsons Corporation, Chicago, Illinois
  • Michael Estes, Mid-Atlantic transportation program manager, HDR, Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Brian Fairwood, principal/regional sales leader, TransSystems Corp., Schaumburg, Illinois
  • Timothy Fogarty, general foreman, George Harms Construction Co., Farmingville, New Jersey
  • Brent Freeman, area manager, Kraemer North America, Plain, Wisconsin
  • Adam Gardner, senior associate/Md. CEI practice leader, KCI Technologies, Sparks, Maryland
  • Diana Herriman, project engineer, AECOM, Arlington, Virginia
  • Charlie Hetland, transportation engineer, CH2M, Los Angeles, California
  • Jennifer Hoffman, director of multilateral relations and risk management, Astladi, Washington, D.C.
  • Marc Hustad, vice president, HNTB Corp., Lake Mary, Florida
  • Craig Klusman, structural engineering manager, AECOM, Louisville, Kentucky
  • William Laird, senior project manager, HDR Inc., Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
  • Alexandra Lauzon, deputy program manager, Va. Office of P3s, Richmond, Virginia
  • Gaelen Magee, estimating manager, MAS Building & Bridge, Inc., Norfolk, Massachusetts
  • Pamela May, performance management engineer, DelDOT, Bear, Delaware
  • James Minor, milling division president, Swank Construction Co., New Kensington, Pennsylvania
  • Jeremy Mitchell, project manager, Bell & Associates Construction, Brentwood, Tennessee
  • David Naibauer, estimator/project manager, Kraemer North America, Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Jacqueline Peduzzi, project manager/operations manager, WSP I Parsons Brinckerhoff, Chicago, Illinois
  • Katherine Poole, construction project engineer, RK&K, Washington, D.C.
  • Josh Revell, project manager, AECOM, Jackson, Mississippi
  • Brett Richter, regional manager, Buckley Powder Co., Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Sean Samsel, associate and project manager, Psomas, Tucson, Arizona
  • Keith Sommer, senior director, sales, Flour, Greenville, South Carolina
  • Mariana Torres, principal economist, Louis Berger, New York, New York
  • Matthew Valle, vice president of development, Oldcastle Materials, Newington, Connecticut
  • Amy Walker, area sales manager, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Jackson, Mississippi