Lori Tiefenthaler becomes first woman to chair ACPA

Updated Dec 20, 2016

Lori Tiefenthaler has been named the first woman to chair the American Concrete Pavement Association’s (ACPA) board of directors in the group’s 54-year history.

“I am extremely honored to accept this gavel and the responsibility of leading this great association in 2017,” says Tiefenthaler. “As I look back on the 53 chairmen that came before me, I personally knew or know 33 of them, and I am humbled to join their ranks.”

Tiefenthaler is senior director of marketing for Lehigh Hanson Inc. and has more than 30 years of experience in the cement and concrete materials industries. Prior to her current role, she served as executive director for the Southeast Cement Association and management positions with the Iowa Concrete Paving Association and her family’s ready mixed concrete and sand and gravel business in Iowa.

“In the coming year we will continue building alliances within the industry and work together to strengthen our influence” she says. “In addition, we must focus on attracting and retaining young professionals to the concrete pavement industry. Yesterday, we held the first meeting of our emerging leaders and they will play a key role in setting our industry Vision 2040.”

Tiefenthaler also serves on the board of directors for the Slag Cement Association and is on the paving and sustainability committees of the Portland Cement Association and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. She also served on the advisory board of the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center at Iowa State University and the advisory task groups for the Concrete Sustainability Hub at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.