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2019 Annual Meeting

The 2020 NAPA Annual Meeting will be held February 2–5, 2020 at the Grand Wailea in Maui, Hawaiʻi.
Details will be available later this year.


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The 2019 NAPA Annual Meeting in Marco Island, Fla., commemorated a momentous event in association history when Dr. Audrey Copeland officially succeeded Mike Acott as NAPA President & CEO. The fourth general session, moderated by Ron White, Chairman Emeritus, Superior Paving Corp., recognized the transition with testimonials from key industry leaders reflecting on their positive collaborations with Acott during his 34-year NAPA career, as well as the advancements in asphalt and paving equipment during his tenure.


Acott, who received the Asphalt Institute's prestigious Roll of Honor Award, elaborated on his favorite career memories and expressed his gratitude to members, NAPA partners, staff, and family. Following his remarks, Acott introduced Copeland, who shared her personal ambitions and vision for NAPA.


In keeping with tradition, outgoing 2018 NAPA Chairman Craig Parker, Silver Star Construction Co. Inc., welcomed incoming 2019 Chairman John Harper, Construction Partners Inc., who spoke of his focus on the workforce. "Our ability to recruit, train, and retain employees has become increasingly challenging in this ever-changing job market," he said. "I’m very excited about working in collaboration with NAPA members, the SAPAs, and NAPA staff on workforce development."


In other session highlights, Mike Rowe, executive producer and show host of the hit TV series Dirty Jobs, flexed his wit and storytelling muscle in a riveting account of an epiphany about the value of work, earned while filming in the San Francisco sewer system. Another keynote speaker, Alison Levine, described the tenacity and leadership paramount during her 600-mile South Pole expedition. Informative workshops and committee meetings as well as convivial receptions, breakfasts, and the high-octane IMPACT Leadership Group dinner rounded out the Annual Meeting, which attracted more than 1,000 attendees.



The NAPA Annual Meeting provides practical knowledge of value to individuals involved in strategic management; engineers responsible for asphalt production, road construction, and sustainability; estimators who bid on asphalt projects; legislative advocates for the asphalt pavement industry; health & safety professionals; and industry partners.


Professional Development Hours (PDHs) may be earned by professional engineers attending the NAPA Annual Meeting. Each hour of participation earns 1 PDH; attendees must maintain their own records of attendance. NAPA will confirm an individual’s registration at the request of a licensing or certifying agency. Anyone seeking PDH credits should check with their state licensing board to ensure that self-reported credits will be accepted by their board.


A photo review of the 2019 NAPA Annual Meeting in Marco Island, Florida.