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Our People

Ready to Serve

An extension of your team, our staff stand ready to serve on important issues ranging from advocacy, engineering, and health and safety to sustainability and workforce development. NAPA’s highly educated staff include three employees holding doctorates, 11 earning master’s degrees, and 18 boasting undergraduate degrees.

We also have applied knowledge with over two centuries of association leadership among the staff team. Learn more about how we can serve you.

Audrey Copeland, Ph.D., P.E.
President and CEO
Ebony Ealey
Administrative Assistant
Jay Hansen
Executive Vice President for Advocacy
Ashley Jackson
Senior Director of Government Affairs
Ty Johnson
Content Strategist & Managing Editor
Kelly Kanaras
Director of Awards and Marketing
Michelle Kirk
Deployment Coordinator, Asphalt Pavement Alliance
Dave Lucas
Staff Accountant
Ester C. Magorka, MBA, CAE
Vice President for Marketing
Howard Marks, Ph.D., J.D., MPH
Vice President for Environment, Health and Safety
Carol Metzger
Manager of Operations and Database
Stephanie Millard
Staff Accountant II
Amy Miller, P.E.
National Director, Asphalt Pavement Alliance
Liz Price, CMP
Manager, Meetings and Education
Melanie S. Richardson
Vice President of Finance and Operations
Bill Rowan
Director of Communications
Joseph Shacat
Director of Sustainable Pavements
Kim Williams
Executive Assistant to the President and CEO
Brett Williams
Director of Engineering and Technical Support
J. Richard Willis, Ph.D.
Vice President for Engineering, Research, and Technology
Kasey Witt
Administrative Assistant II, Engineering, Research, and Technology