Martin Marietta’s Nye named ARTBA chair

By |  September 29, 2021
Headshot: Ward Nye, Martin Marietta


Ward Nye, chairman and CEO of Martin Marietta, was elected 2021-2022 chairman of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

Nye was elected chairman during ARTBA’s national convention Sept. 26-29 in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Nye has been chairman of Martin Marietta since 2014, CEO and director since 2010, and president since 2006. He served as COO from 2006 to 2009.

According to ARTBA, Nye’s goals for his tenure as ARTBA chairman center on making sure Congress passes and President Joe Biden signs into law the most significant transportation investment legislation this century.

“The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Job Act approved by the Senate and scheduled for a vote Sept. 30 in the House would boost highway, bridge, public transportation, airport and other types of infrastructure activities for the next five years,” Nye says.  “We have no greater priority than making sure this measure gets over the goal line.”

If the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act becomes law, Nye says ARTBA’s ongoing priority will be helping ensure its five-year investment levels are realized and policy reforms are implemented as intended by Congress.

Another priority is to expand ARTBA’s safety training programs.

“Safety is a core value throughout the transportation construction industry,” Nye says. “The availability of these resources will complement – not supplant – the safety programs utilized throughout our industry, because we can never do too much to protect our team members and the users of the transportation system we build.”

Nye is a past chair of the board of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association. He is also a board member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and chair of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

Kevin Yanik

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