ARTBA January 22 announced new assignments for some of its key staff, including Allison Klein, who has been with ARTBA since 2008, has been named managing director of the Planning & Design Division. She will be the primary contact for the division’s membership and will lead its activities, meetings, and programs. She continues as vice president of member services, where she coordinates staff activities in the development and execution of programs, products and events that provide added-value to the association’s 6,500 members. Klein serves as executive director of the Bridge Policy & Promotion Council, and manages the Materials & Services Division, Women Leaders Council and the Transportation Law Committee. She also directs the activities of the Northeastern and Southern Regional Leadership Teams, with special focus on membership engagement and development.
Michael Sakata, a 13-year ARTBA veteran, is the new managing director of the Transportation Officials Division. He is the main liaison in providing programs and services to help meet the needs of public agency officials at the federal, state and local levels. He is the executive director of ARTBA’s Washington, D.C. chapter—the Metropolitan Washington Road & Transportation Builders Association, where he represents the local transportation construction industry before the D.C. government and other agencies. He also continues in his capacity as ARTBA’s vice president of operations, managing the association’s existing information technology systems and identifying new technology solutions.
Nick Goldstein, who joined the association in 2004, has been tapped to manage the Young Executive Development Program (YEDP). Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the YEDP, which will be held in the Nation’s Capital in April, provides rising leaders within the transportation construction and development sector with a solid understanding of industry economics… how transportation work in the U.S. is funded and financed… how actions by the federal government impact the industry… and how they—and their company or agency—can become politically engaged to help shape transportation policy. Other Goldstein responsibilities include serving as vice president of regulatory affairs, assistant general counsel, Political Action Committee manager, and director of the Environmental Committee and Ports & Waterways Council.