Agenda - July 15

Welcome Back Remarks and Leveraging Asphalt's Advantage 12:00pm - 1:15pm EDT

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Welcome Back Remarks by NAPA Leadership

Overview

Concluding Remarks by NAPA Leadership

Speakers

Jay Winford, Ph.D., P.E.
President
Prairie Contractors Inc. (2020 NAPA Chairman)

Audrey Copeland, Ph.D., P.E.
President & CEO
National Asphalt Pavement Association


Leveraging Asphalt's Advantage

Overview

Asphalt pavements are quick to construct, but this traditional wisdom has rarely been quantified — until recently. Smart businesses are differentiating themselves from the competition by using asphalt’s innate speed of construction to win bids. Learn from researchers about their efforts to quantify speed of construction, and discover a tool that can quantify user costs and local business impacts. Then learn from a contractor on how asphalt’s speed of construction was a winning component to their bid. Attendees will learn how to differentiate themselves from the competition.

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Speakers

Patrick Nelson (Moderator)
President & CEO
Lehman-Roberts Co.

Matt Wilson
Business Development Manager
Barriere Construction Co., L.L.C. 

David E. Newcomb, P.E., Ph.D.
Division Head, Materials & Pavements
Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Jeff LaMondia Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Auburn University

Visit the Exhibit Hall 1:15pm - 1:30pm EDT

Women of Asphalt: Shifting the Paradigm for Retention and Recruitment 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

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Overview

Women encompass less than 10% of the asphalt industry’s workforce. The mission of the Women of Asphalt Inc. is to lead and inspire through retaining and recruiting women into the asphalt industry.  They have developed programs inspired by women for women.  In this session, you will hear Women of Asphalt members discuss the programs they have crafted and the reasons these programs are making a difference in the industry.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn ways to become involved in the organization and share program opportunities within their own organization.


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Speakers

Amy Miller P.E. (Moderator)
National Director
Asphalt Pavement Alliance

Natasha Ozybko
Regional Sales Manager
Arkema-Road Science

Kirsten Pauley P.E.
Executive Director
Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana

Terri Helus
Director of Customer Implementation
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Kari Shiflett
Director of Human Resources
Lakeside Industries 

Visit the Exhibit Hall 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT

Living in a Virtual World: The Next Steps in Training and Certifications and Wednesday Key Takeaways/Closing Remarks3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT

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Living in a Virtual World: The Next Steps in Training and Certifications

Overview 

While adjusting business practices to continue to build and maintain our nation’s infrastructure during the pandemic, member companies have gained a new perspective on staff communications and the tools needed to keep business moving. During this roundtable discussion, we will hear perspectives on developing a virtual certification program, preparing for a virtual assessment, and the experiences these new virtual programs are providing. The speakers will share what they have learned over these last several months and discuss what they believe will be the new normal coming out of the pandemic. The roundtable will include perspectives from a producer, a state association, and an accreditation body on the virtual programs that were deployed to address certification and accreditation needs during the pandemic. Prepare for which changes are likely to be incorporated into normal business practice post-COVID.


Speakers

Tanya Nash, P.E. (Moderator)
Pavement Materials Engineer
Asphalt Testing Solutions & Engineering

Michael C. Dudley
Director
Virginia Asphalt Pavement Association

Sonya Puterbaugh
Assistant Program Manager
AASHTO

Bill Schmitz
VP, QC and Sales
Gernatt Asphalt Products, Inc.


Wednesday Key Takeaways/Closing Remarks

Speakers

Jay Winford, Ph.D., P.E.
President
Prairie Contractors Inc. (2020 NAPA Chairman)

Audrey Copeland, Ph.D., P.E.
President & CEO
National Asphalt Pavement Association