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NSSGA names new president, CEO

By |  June 11, 2013

johnsonNSSGA has named Mike Johnson, currently the executive vice president and chief advocacy officer of the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), its new president and CEO. Gus Edwards, who has served NSSGA as president and CEO since Joy Pinniger announced her retirement in October 2012, is retiring. Edwards served NSSGA for more than 16 years.

Johnson, who will take over Aug. 1, joined NBWA in 2006. According to NSSGA, he has been instrumental in the development and advancement of that association’s advocacy agenda.

“NSSGA is very fortunate to have Mike Johnson coming on board at this critical time,” says Ward Nye, chairman of the NSSGA board of directors and president and CEO of Martin Marietta Materials. “He’s a proven leader with a wealth of experience that will serve our membership well as the aggregates industry negotiates its way through a sluggish national economy and the upcoming surface transportation program reauthorization.”

Johnson has some experience in the construction industry, having spent nearly five years with the National Association of Home Builders. His association work also includes six years with the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America.

Johnson began his career with then-Senate Majority Whip Wendell Ford (D-Ky.).

Kevin Yanik

About the Author:

Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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