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Executive Office

Michael W. Johnson
President & CEO

Kendra Allman
Executive Administrator

Legislative and Regulatory Affairs

The Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Division provides member service in the development and implementation of NSSGA’s federal government relations programs; identifies, monitors and evaluates key federal and state legislative issues impacting members in the areas of transportation, infrastructure, tax, labor, safety, health and the environment; helps formulate and implement association policy as determined by the Board of Directors: develops lobbying strategies to win acceptance of the NSSGA positions; provides specific industry involvement and assistance with statements and testimony presented before congressional committees and federal regulatory bodies; provides support in conjunction with industry’s political action committee (ROCKPAC) for candidates who advocate positions consistent with NSSGA’s established policy.

Government Affairs

James T. Riley
Senior Director of Government Affairs

Ashley Amidon
Director of Government Affairs

Michele Stanley
Director of Government Affairs

Environment, Safety & Health

The Environment, Safety & Health (ESH) Division oversees the development and implementation of comprehensive environmental, safety and health, regulatory review and recognition programs. These programs provide the support, facilitation and services necessary for NSSGA member firms and their employees to be efficient, safe, healthy and environmentally responsible. The ESH Division provides the governance of the activities of the Environment and Safety and Health Committees and Council of Counsel.

Emily Coyner
Director of Environmental Services

Joe Casper
Vice President of Safety Services

Michelle Miller
Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Division Coordinator

Dale T. Drysdale, CIH
Vice President of Occupational & Environmental Health

Membership and Meetings

The Membership and Meetings team includes Membership Retention and Recruitment; M&S Division; and Meetings and Events management. We provide activities, training opportunities and interactive conferences, webinars and meetings that focus on the issues faced by member companies in the day-to-day production of aggregates products.

Pamala Bouchard
Vice President of Membership & Meetings

Cynthia McDowell, CSEP, CMP
Director of Meetings and Events

Catherine Whalen
Director of Education

Mara Cassidy 

Membership & Meetings Coordinator

Nick Blanchette
Exhibit Sales Manager


The Communications Department assists members in establishing a favorable public image of the industry and their individual operations and manages the association’s awards programs. The division also publishes Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW and Digital Aggregate, its interactive news feed.

Bailey Wood
Vice President of Communications

Cherelle Wells
Communications Coordinator

Patrick Dunne
Communications Director

Finance & Administration

Cesar Silva Orrego, CPA, CGMA
Vice President, Finance, Controller

Suniti Sharma
Coordinator, Finance

Nadira Peiris
Accounting Manager

Linda Davis
Director, Human Resources & Administration

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