NSSGA names Oklahoma association director state executive of the year

By |  March 12, 2014

Jim Rodriguez, executive director of the Oklahoma Aggregates Association in Oklahoma City, Okla., was named NSSGA’s 2013 State Aggregates Association Executive of the Year. This marks the second time in six years Rodriguez has been honored with the award.

According to a press release, NSSGA recognizes one of its state counterparts for exemplary partnership service to the aggregates industry each year. The award is bestowed to recognize the work of the state association and its executive director that has had a significant beneficial impact on the aggregates industry as an ally at the national level.

“We were most impressed with Jim during his participation with NSSGA’s Strategic Planning Task Force in developing a plan that will focus the association on high priority issues, including passing a multi-year, well-funded surface transportation bill and pushing for balanced, effective regulations,” says Michael Johnson, NSSGA’s president and CEO. “Jim represented the viewpoints of his fellow state association executives well and was a source of wise counsel.”

Johnson says Rodriguez has also been a good partner in grassroots activism, supporting NSSGA’s Government Affairs division in helping to advocate the industry’s positions and by his active participation during national fly-ins.

“We value all he is doing in the state of Oklahoma and nationally by contributing to the development of industry positions on federal regulations with valuable insights from Oklahoma aggregates producers,” Johnson says.

Rodriguez has led OKAA since 2004 and is its first and only executive director. He has been
actively involved with NSSGA and in serving industry interests at the state and local level with regard to environmental, safety and health issues.

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