By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor, ARTBA
David S. Zachry, CEO of San Antonio, Texas-based Zachry Corporation, has been named vice chairman of ARTBA’s Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) Board of Trustees.
Zachry, the 2015-17 ARTBA chairman, has served on the TDF board for the last two years and previously in other ARTBA volunteer leadership positions, including senior vice chairman, first vice chairman and vice chairman-at-large.
As ARTBA chairman, Zachry was a driving force behind the development of the TDF’s Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ (SCTPP) program, which focuses on raising hazard awareness and improving safety performance on U.S. infrastructure projects by testing a candidate’s knowledge on recognition and abatement of common hazards found on transportation construction sites. In the first year, more than 115 industry professionals have earned the credential, and an additional 225 are pending in the application pipeline.
Zachry has also played a prominent role in the Foundation’s efforts to boost leadership and career development opportunities for women transportation construction leaders, including the implementation of the ARTBA Women Leaders Council strategic plan and promotion of its annual awards program.