Former US transportation secretary joins Graniterock

By |  April 9, 2018


Mary Peters, secretary of transportation under President George W. Bush, was elected to Graniterock’s board of directors.

Peters joins a nine-member board that governs the 118-year-old construction materials and services company based in Watsonville, California.

“We are delighted to have someone with Mary’s knowledge, skills and experience on transportation issues join Graniterock’s board,” says Mark Kaminski, Graniterock chairman. “Mary has a long-standing reputation for leading innovation in our industry. As we look to expand Graniterock’s role in the improvement of California’s infrastructure, Mary’s insight and leadership will be a tremendous asset.”

An Arizona native, Peters served as transportation secretary from 2006 to 2009. She oversaw more than 60,000 employees and a $61 billion budget.

Peters led the Federal Highway Administration from 2001 to 2005. She was also leader of the Arizona Department of Transportation as part of her 16-year career with the department that began in 1985.

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