The American Concrete Pavement Association this month announced the appointment of Lori Tiefenthaler, senior director of marketing for Lehigh Hanson, Inc., to chairperson of its board of directors. She is the first woman to serve as the top volunteer leader in the 54-year history of the association.
Her appointment to chairperson reflects Tiefenthaler's more than 30 years of experience and expertise in the cement and concrete materials industries. She brings a broad range of skills and expertise to her new role. Her background includes extensive experience in sales, marketing, sustainability, and the development of promotional programs to increase concrete and cement usage.
She holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in construction management from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. Prior to joining Lehigh Hanson, she served as executive director for the Southeast Cement Association and held management positions with the Iowa Concrete Paving Association and her family's ready mixed concrete and sand and gravel operations in Iowa.
Tiefenthaler accepted the ACPA leadership role from 2016 Chairman Steve Jackson, president of Cedar Valley Corp., LLC. Following a time-honored gavel passing ceremony, she recognized Jackson as well as current and past leaders of the associations for their contributions.
"I am extremely honored to accept this gavel and the responsibility of leading this great association in 2017," said Tiefenthaler. "As I look back on the 53 chairmen that came before me, I personally knew or know 33 of them, and I am humbled to join their ranks."
The American Concrete Pavement Association is the national trade association for the concrete pavement industry. The primary mission of the ACPA is to lead the promotion of concrete paving, and align its members, affiliates and partners for effective and valued concrete pavement promotion, advocacy and technical support.