NSSGA welcomes new chairman to board of directors

By |  March 10, 2017

Mark Helm (right), the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) new chairman of the board of directors, joined Hal Williford (left), past chairman of NSSGA’s board, for dinner at the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame. Photo by Megan Smalley

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) welcomed Mark Helm, CEO of Dolese Bros. Co., as its newly elected chairman of the board of directors March 6 during NSSGA’s 2017 Annual Convention in Las Vegas.

“We each want to grow our companies, but I believe we have a unique opportunity to help grow our industry over the next year if we’re willing to get involved in our association,” Helm says at the convention’s closing general session.

Helm took over the board from Hal Williford Jr., president and CEO at Memphis Stone and Gravel Co. based in Memphis, Tennessee, NSSGA says. Michael Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO, congratulated Williford on his year of service.

“So much of what we have accomplished is the result of Hal’s untiring leadership and commitment to always do what’s best for NSSGA and our industry,” Johnson says. “It has been a privilege to serve with Hal, and I know I speak for the members of NSSGA when I say that we look forward to his continued involvement.”

Helm, Williford and Johnson also unveiled the Rocks Build America 2020 strategic plan during the Annual Convention. The plan outlines four areas of focus to direct the growth and success of the association for the next three years, according to NSSGA.

“A good quarry plan lets us efficiently get the most rock out of each operation,” Helm says. “A good plan of engagement can get your team motivated to perform well. A good communication plan can help tell your story. What we’ve developed here is a great plan for this industry and association, and I am excited to be the first chairman to execute the Rocks Build America 2020 plan.”

In the coming years, NSSGA plans to bring together advocates from related industry to make the aggregate voice louder on Capitol Hill, the association says. It also intends to build membership in key regions of the United States and provide tools and resources for member companies to become better advocates.

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