ARTBA selects HCSS president Steve McGough as its new chairman

New ARTBA Chairman Steve McGough, proper, and outgoing chairman Bob Alger. Photograph: ARTBA

Steve McGough, president and CFO of construction-industry software program agency HCSS, has been elected chairman of the American Highway & Transportation Builders Affiliation.

McGough will function chairman for the 2019-2020 time period for ARTBA. He was elected this week on the affiliation’s nationwide conference in Savannah and replaces outgoing chairman Bob Alger.

Different newly elected officers are as follows:

Senior Vice Chairman: Ward Nye, president & CEO of Martin Marietta Supplies, Raleigh

First Vice Chairman: Tim Duit, president, Duit Development, Edmond, Okla.

Northeastern Area Vice Chairman: David Harwood, senior vp, Terracon, Olathe, Kansas

Southern Area Vice Chairman: Jeff Nelson, president, David Nelson Development, Palm Harbor, Fla.

Western Area Vice Chairman: Jeff Clyde, president, Clyde/Geneva Group, Springville, Utah

Central Area Vice Chairman: Jim Fehsenfeld, president & CEO, Heritage Development & Supplies, Indianapolis

Vice Chair At-Giant: Ramin Younessi, group president, building industries, Caterpillar, Deerfield, Unwell.

Vice Chair At-Giant: Randy Lake, CEO, CRH Americas Supplies, Atlanta

Vice Chair At-Giant: Lisa Robert, govt vp RS&H, Denver

Vice Chair At-Giant: Paula Hammond, senior vp, WSP, Seattle

Vice Chair At-Giant: Susan Martinovich, nationwide freeway market director, Jacobs, Carson Metropolis, Nev.

Vice Chair At-Giant: Don Graul, president, Parsons Development Group, Westminster, Colo.

Treasurer: Tom Hill, CEO, Summit Supplies, Denver

McGough has labored his means via ARTBA’s ranks as a volunteer, serving as senior vice chairman this yr. Different positions he has held embody first vice chairman (2018), central area vice chairman (2016-17), western area vice chairman (2013-16) and Supplies & Companies Division president (2012). He has additionally been chairman of the Membership Improvement Committee since 2015.

In the course of the nationwide conference, McGough mentioned his priorities could be pushing Congress to completely shore up the federal Freeway Belief Fund and to go a nationwide infrastructure bundle. He additionally mentioned he plans to push for extra participation in ARTBA’s Security Certification for Transportation Venture Professionals program. This system, which has been accredited by ANSI, is designed to coach transportation building professionals in an effort to cut back accidents and fatalities in street work zones.

Throughout his speech, McGough additionally introduced the launch of a strategic planning train amongst ARTBA members to develop a three- to five-year marketing strategy for the affiliation.

McGough has labored within the building for 35 years, beginning at Turner Collie and Braden, a consulting engineering agency in Houston that’s now a part of AECOM. He turned chief working officer in 2005 of HCSS, primarily based in Sugar Land, Texas. He turned president in 2015 and chief monetary officer two years later.

He earned a bachelor’s diploma in civil building from Texas A&M College and an M.B.A. from Tulane College.