Pete Ruane, center, with NAC President Tom Sorley, and NAC Vice President Maggi Walker. 

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

Former ARTBA President Pete Ruane has been inducted into the National Academy of Construction (NAC).

He was recognized as an “an exceptional advocate and prominent industry leader in road and transportation associations that represent a key portion of the construction industry.”

NAC election criteria includes leadership, exceptional service, a continued commitment to making a contribution, past recognition by peers for innovation, and being recognized as “best of the best,” according to a release.

Ruane was among 39 new inductees at an Oct. 24 ceremony at NAC’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. Ruane’s other recent honors include 2019 induction into ARTBA’s Transportation Development Hall of Fame, and being named the International Road Federation’s (IRF) “Man of the Year,” which will be presented later this month at the group’s Las Vegas event.