Nick Ivanoff, president & CEO of Ammann & Whitney, was elected 2014-2015 ARTBA chairman during the association’s annual National Convention held last week in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Ivanoff’s career in the transportation design and construction industry spans nearly 40 years.  He drives strategy and development for the venerable New York City-based engineering and architectural design firm, which has designed some of the city’s most iconic superstructures.

His decade-long ARTBA volunteer leadership positions include serving as: senior vice chairman, first vice chairman, Northeastern Region vice chairman, two‐term president of the International Affairs Advisory Council chairman, Trans2020 Task Force co-chair, and two‐term president of the Planning & Design (P&D) Division.  His service to ARTBA was recognized in 2005 with the “Guy Kelcey Award,” which honors outstanding leadership to the P&D Division.

During his acceptance speech, Ivanoff outlined several key goals for the year ahead as chairman.

First, ARTBA will continue driving the transportation funding policy debate in the Nation’s Capital to help ensure post-election congressional action on a long-term and sustainable revenue stream for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF).  Once an HTF solution is identified, the association will continue to lead the industry charge in advocating for a significant boost in federal transportation investment as part of the reauthorization of MAP-21.

Ivanoff also plans to leverage the upcoming 20th Anniversary of the ARTBA Foundation’s Young Executive Development Program to expand programs and outreach to the next generation of industry leaders, while also growing membership through outreach to international firms doing business in the U.S.

Ivanoff said he also intends to announce new initiatives in the safety and risk management arenas in coming months.