The American Concrete Institute (ACI) introduced its 2016-2017 president, vice president and four board members during the Concrete Convention and Exposition in Milwaukee.

Michael Schneider has been elected to serve as president of the Institute for 2016-2017, David Lange has been elected ACI vice president for a two-year term and Khaled Walid Awad is now the Institute’s senior vice president, which is also a two-year term. Additionally, four members have been elected to serve on the ACI board, each for three-year terms.

Schneider is senior vice president and chief people officer at Baker Concrete Construction. He has been with Baker Concrete in Monroe, Ohio for more than 38 years. He was named a Fellow of ACI in 2006. He previously served on the ACI board and as chair of the Strategic Development Council (SDC) and the ACI Foundation, of which he is currently a trustee. He received the ACI Roger H. Corbetta Concrete Constructor Award in 2011. He is a member of the Concrete Research Council (CRC) and ACI Committees 117, Tolerances; 132, Responsibility in Concrete Construction; and S801, Student Activities.

Lange is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and Narbey Khachaturian faculty scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A long-time ACI member, Lange has served on the board of Direction and is a past chair of ACI's Technical Activities Committee, Publications Committee and the Board Outlook 2030 Task Group. He currently is a member of the Financial Advisory Committee, International Advisory Committee and Faculty Network and ACI Committees 236, Material Science of Concrete; 237, Self-Consolidating Concrete; 241, Nanotechnology of Concrete and 544, Fiber-Reinforced Concrete.

Griffith is the associate director of the Center for Training Transportation Professionals (CTTP), department of civil engineering, at the University of Arkansas. She is chair of the ACI Educational Activities Committee, which recently launched ACI University. She participates in ACI certification programs at the local and national level. She is also a member of several certification committees. She has been a member of the ACI Arkansas Chapter since 2000, serving on the board and as president in 2008.

Hooton is a professor and NSERC/Cement Association of Canada senior industrial research chair in concrete durability and sustainability in the department of civil engineering at the University of Toronto. He is chair of ACI Committee 233, Ground Slag in Concrete and chair of ACI Subcommittee 130-A, Materials, as well as secretary of ACI Committee 201, Durability of Concrete. He is also a member of numerous ACI committees.

Krstulovic-Opara, FACI, is the engineering associate with ExxonMobil, leading the structural engineering research (Arctic) group of ExxonMobil’s Upstream Research Co. His 25-year professional career spans academic, design and failure analysis leadership experience. He was the chair of ACI Committee 376, Concrete Structures for Refrigerated Liquefied Gas Containment, from 2005-2012, leading to the development and publication of the first international code for full-containment liquefied natural gas tanks. He is the current Chair of the ACI International Advisory Committee; Executive Committee Task Group on Mission-Driven International Activities; and ACI Subcommittees 376-A, Code, Education & Publication; 376-C, Analysis; and 544-E, FRC-Mechanical Properties; and Secretary of ACI Committee 544, Fiber-Reinforced Concrete.

Nanni is the inaugural senior scholar, professor and chair of the department of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, University of Miami, and professore ordinario, dipartimento di strutture per l’Ingegneria e l’Architettura, Università di Napoli. He is also an associate director with the Research on Concrete Applications for Sustainable Transportation (RE-CAST) Center and the co-director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for the Integration of Composites into Infrastructure.

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