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NSSGA’s digital convention is a wrap

By |  March 9, 2021

2021 NSSGA Annual Convention logoMore than 415 aggregate industry leaders participated through a digital platform to attend the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) 2021 Annual Convention.

The event, which spanned March 1-9 to include a schedule of committee meetings, networking and educational content, provided NSSGA members the opportunity to connect digitally.

“This annual convention marks one year since the COVID-19 pandemic began,” says Mike Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO. “From the beginning, NSSGA has adapted and flourished to bring our members greater and greater value. Our ability to provide digital events during this period have created a path to greater engagement by our members than we’ve ever seen. NSSGA members have stepped up at every turn to provide the leadership that makes our association its strongest.”

The main event’s programming March 8-9 included a dynamic lineup of speakers, NSSGA says. Highlights included the kickoff conversation with broadcaster Jim Nantz, breakout sessions, and a CEO roundtable that featured an open discussion with four industry leaders.

“The changes brought by the pandemic have opened opportunities to reach more of NSSGA’s members, providing renewed value to them,” says Jennifer Dugas, NSSGA vice president of meetings and events. “Whereas events of the past were reasons for our members to come to us, the need and ability to adapt to the digital platform have allowed us to find ways to bring NSSGA to our members. NSSGA’s members have responded, and we look forward to defining how our events continue to engage our members in person and digitally moving forward.”

Through the convention, NSSGA presented David Thomey, Martin Marietta’s Maryland community relations manager, with the Barry K. Wendt Commitment Award. Thomey is the 24th industry leader to be recognized with the award.

Kevin Yanik

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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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