As this year comes to an end, I am very excited to announce the hiring of our Executive Director for the Utah Asphalt Pavement Association. The Board members have spent many hours working thru the hiring process interviewing and meeting with many potential candidates. We are confident that we have made a fantastic decision for our members, the association and our industry.
Reed Ryan (pictured right) will begin his career as the Executive director of UAPA on January 8, 2012. Reeds comes to us from the Washington, DC area where he has spent many years in federal lobbying and government relations. Reed and his family have roots in the Wasatch Front area and are excited for the opportunity to relocate here and begin this journey with UAPA. Next month we will schedule a membership meeting so that all members and potential members can get to know Reed better.
UAPA and LTAP are working together to plan our 2012 Utah Asphalt Conference. It will be held this year on March 27, 2012 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah. More details will be provided soon, we will need help from many of you with presentations and sponsorships.
With the new year comes new challenges and opportunities but I know that with our new Executive Director and the support of the members we can continue to accomplish the mission and goals that we have outlined for our industry and the association. I wish all of you a very Happy Holiday Season and a Prosperous New Year. May all of you be able to spend time with family and loved ones during this holiday season. Thanks again for all of your support and help this year.