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Friday, January 31

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SAPA Executive Directors and invited guests in attendance. Sponsored by the South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association.

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

SAPA Executive Directors and invited guests in attendance. Sponsored by the South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association.


Saturday, February 1

6:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The IMPACT Leadership Group Annual Golf Tournament takes place on one of the finest golf courses in the area, The Wailea Gold Course.  The Wailea Gold was created by architect Robert Trent Jones II, and has been called a “thinking player’s course,” offering a true test of one’s golf skills. Strategy and finesse are important to playing the Gold well, and the course’s intriguing risk-reward choices makes it possible to use every club in your bag.


Price includes golf cart, green fees, breakfast, and lunch. Please provide pairing requests when you sign up.


7:30 a.m. Shotgun Start

FEE: $400 per golfer

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

3:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.


Sunday, February 2

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

This service is an energizing way to start the day. Enjoy spiritual music and speakers sharing their faith journey. Good for the mind, body, and soul.

8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Annual Meeting attendees and registered spouses and guests are invited to attend the Super Bowl Party! Please join us in celebrating the kick-off to the meeting with hors d’œuvres and refreshments!  Official kick-off is at 1:30 pm local time.

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Monday, February 3

6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.

Start your morning off right and join fellow attendees for a wonderful hot breakfast buffet and networking.

6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.

Start your morning off right and join fellow first time attendees and new members for a wonderful hot breakfast buffet and networking.

7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

This general session would be a panel presentation on issues impacting the quality and supply of liquid asphalt in the marketplace.  Specifically, invited panelists would examine the use of asphalt additives and its impact on the asphalt pavement market.  The session will examine quality issues attributed to the use of asphalt additives and highlight best practices.  The session will also look at the impending global marine fuel sulfur limits slated to take effect in January 2020 and the impact that will have on the asphalt market in the United States. 



Ralph Grimer, Stillwater Associates and JP Planche, Western Research Institute



Ralph Grimer, JP Planche, Buzz Powell and Geoff Rowe

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Innovative equipment and equipment enhanced with technology continues to advance and evolve. These advances often can create impacts that cascade across the operation. This workshop will focus on how business leaders in the asphalt industry are incorporating asphalt production technologies and innovations into their operations and share a perspective on how impactful it has been and can be on operational efficiency.


Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how business leaders in the asphalt industry are harnessing technology
  • Success stories of incorporating technology into asphalt production operations
  • Challenges with implementation of technology
  • Methods for evaluating technology and its impact on company operations (ROI)

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Building a top-notch safety culture doesn’t happen overnight. Getting buy-in from employees requires a top-down approach starting with the executive officers. “Safety First” can’t just be lip service delivered to workers from upper management. It must be put into practice by building a strong safety culture within your organization. Your commitment to safety should be one of the core principles of a company’s culture. Two companies will provide their perspectives on instilling/implementing an effective safety culture and review its impacts on safety performance metrics and overall workplace efficiency.


Attendees will learn about six common elements to a successful safety culture:


  • Making safety a core value or principle.
  • Training, training and more training.
  • Getting employees involved and invested.
  • Holding everyone accountable.
  • Rewarding the good, correcting the bad.
  • Conducting daily site inspections and safety meetings.


Extended Safety Huddle 12:15 - 1 pm
This is your chance to network with fellow health & safety professionals and to speak directly with Safety Culture experts about challenges and successes you're experiencing at your company.



Davy Thompson, Safety & Health Manager, Rogers Group Inc.



Judy Agnew, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Safety Solutions, ADI Aubrey Daniels International

Jeff Lambert, Director of Training & Development, Knife River North Central Region

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Tuesday, February 4

6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.

Start your morning off right and join fellow attendees for a wonderful hot breakfast buffet and networking.

6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.

6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Believe it or not…there’s life after the Millennial generation. A new generation is starting to hit our workforce, yet no one has been talking about it. Until now.

Are you ready for GenZ? Don’t be surprised when you find they are nothing like the Millennials and the time to get to know them is today. The leading edge of GenZ has entered their 20s. While they might just be your intern for now, you need to know that they are your future workforce and marketplace. Best-selling author and generations expert David Stillman offers insights into the next generation – and even better, he’s bringing one along! The first GenZ speaker to hit the circuit.

That’s right, the first GenX and GenZ (father-son) speaking combo can help you get ahead of the curve. No more speculating about the latest generation, here’s your chance to get the straight scoop from two experts, and have fun doing it!
Based on the results of a national Gen Z research study, GenZ@Work, audiences will get fresh insights on what makes this newest generation tick. Who are they? What are their expectations around careers and the workplace? How have changes in parenting styles shaped them in new ways? What’s it going to take to get this generation in the door, on board, and up to speed?


Speakers: Jonah and David Stillman, Father-Son Gen Xer-Gen Zer Duo

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

In 2019, under the leadership of 2019 NAPA Chairman John Harper, NAPA unveiled a new strategic focus — Workforce Development. A new committee and three task groups were established to develop long-term solutions to one of the industry’s most-critical challenges. Underpinning our effort is research into what motivates students, parents, educators, future workers, and current industry workers. This session will outline the progress made, research undertaken, and the path forward. Attend this interactive session to learn from the Committee’s leadership, ask pressing questions, and shape the path forward.



David White, Vice President of Operations, Superior Paving Corp.

Sheila Barkevich, Senior Vice President, Callanan Industries Inc.

Jean-Paul Fort, Technical Director, Colas Inc.

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

The challenges of today’s workforce is more than just recruiting and retaining workers. Companies today must manage numerous other challenges such as aging workforce, lost institutional knowledge, and workers with various levels of technology fluency. This workshop will be an open discussion with David and Jonah Stillman to discuss strategies for managing today’s modern workforce.


Key Takeaways:

  • Learn from workforce and generational experts about how to manage multigenerational workforces.
  • Develop strategies for managing the loss of institutional knowledge associated with “the silver tsunami”.
  • Participate in a discussion which will allow participants to ask critical questions to their companies on how to manage today’s modern workforce.

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

During this session, attendees will learn the step-by-step fundamentals of the legislative process and key insights into how the process “really works.” Attendees will also learn the basics and the best practices of effective advocacy. These include the qualities of an effective legislative advocate, the rules of effective advocacy, the language and culture on Capitol Hill, how to work with committee staff, how to find the right author for a bill, and much more.


Key Takeaways:

  • Discover the issues the asphalt industry is focused on in Washington, D.C.
  • Understand the legislative process and how to influence it
  • Hear how we can still get things done in a hotly partisan environment
  • Learn how to build fruitful relationships with your members of Congress and their staff



Ed Mortimer, Vice President for Transportation Infrastructure, Unites States Chamber of Commerce
Steven O. Palmer, Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates
Martin T. Whitmer, Jr., Principal, Whitmer & Worrall, LLC

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Honua‘ula takes us back to a time when the mighty seafaring Polynesians discovered these islands of Hawai‘i, thereafter calling themselves Hawaiian. It touches upon the documented voyages of La‘amaikahiki and Mo‘ikeha who first came to this sacred island Maui, and named this place Honua‘ula. It speaks of gods and goddesses that watched over these courageous people and how they were able to co-exist and live in harmony. Lilinoe, the goddess of the mist was said to linger above sending cool rains to nourish the uplands of Maui. The ancient Hula evolves and in the 30s , swingtime hula emerges and takes the stage. The love story legend of Naulu, the goddess of the clouds, could only visit her lover Kanaloa upon the clouds. 


These stories combined create an exciting evening of traditional chant and hula bringing the history of our island home Maui to life. Hele mai, come and enjoy the magical enchantment of Honua‘ula.


Dinner and Drinks Included


Wednesday, February 5

7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

On Wednesday morning, NAPA honors the asphalt pavement industry's finest, paying tribute to their commitment to quality in construction during the Awards Ceremony and Breakfast. The highlight of this event is the presentation of the Sheldon G. Hayes Award, the industry's most prestigious award.

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

In addition to NAPA Board members, authorized voting representatives of NAPA producer companies and life members are requested to attend to participate in a membership action on the agenda.