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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.

Mitch Baldwin
Director, Government Affairs
Nile Elam, MBA
Vice President, Government Affairs
Estefany E. Escoto
HR Generalist/Office Coordinator
Jean-Paul Fort
Director, Pavement Engineering & Innovation
Brittyn Heisler
APA Deployment Manager
Ty Johnson
Content Strategist & Managing Editor
Michelle Kirk
Director, Alliances & Awards
Kate Lancaster
Marketing Manager
Dave Lucas
Staff Accountant
Ester C. Magorka, MBA, CAE
Senior Vice President, Industry Promotion & Membership
Howard Marks, Ph.D., J.D., MPH
Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety
Carol Metzger
Manager, Membership & Database
Stephanie Millard
Staff Accountant II
Ann Marie B. Penaranda
Administrative Assistant, Engineering, Research, & Technology
R. Buzz Powell, Ph.D., P.E.
APA Technical Director
Melanie S. Richardson
Vice President, Finance & Operations
Bill Rowan
Senior Director, Communications & Marketing
W. Reed Ryan
APA Executive Director
Joseph Shacat
Director, Sustainable Pavements
Kimberly Sumner
Senior Director, Meetings & Education
Nicole Whaley
Manager, Meetings & Education
Kim Williams
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Brett Williams
Director, Engineering & Technical Support
J. Richard Willis, Ph.D.
Vice President, Engineering, Research, & Technology