WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Association of County Engineers (NACE), the national association representing county engineers, road managers and public works directors, announced that Kevan Stone has been named the association’s Executive Director. The announcement comes after the nation’s county infrastructure professionals met for their Annual Meeting and Technical Conference last month.
As Executive Director, Stone, will serve as the spokesman for NACE and the nation’s county infrastructure professionals, those tasked with ensuring the safety of near one-half of the nation’s roads and 40% of the nation’s bridges. Stone will guide the organization’s federal advocacy with aligned organizations and partners; and promote issues crucial to modernizing America’s infrastructure. He will also direct the operations, corporate and external relations, initiatives and staff of the association.
"The safety of American infrastructure is central to NACE's mission,” said Rich Sanders, NACE President and County Engineer for Polk County, Minnesota. “Kevan's experience within the halls of Congress as well as working with county governments lends him a unique vision to effectively lead the nation's county infrastructure professionals."
"I am honored to lead the National Association of County Engineers. Having worked with NACE, I know firsthand their dedication to the safety of our nation's infrastructure," Stone added. "With our members, I look forward to working with Congress and the Administration to improve the nation's infrastructure network to ensure county roads and bridges remain safe and able to keep pace with today's global economy."
Stone previously served as the Associate Legislative Director for Transportation and Infrastructure at the National Association of Counties’ (NACo). There, he led all policy development and advocacy pertaining to the county role in ownership and maintenance of roads, bridges, airports and other important infrastructure. Prior to NACo, Stone served as Policy Advisor for former U.S. Congressman and House of Representatives Transportation Committee Chairman John L. Mica. Stone received his BA in Political Science from the University of Central Florida.
NACE is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional association. NACE is the voice that America depends on for safe, efficient county roads and bridges. Nationwide, local roads account for about 75% of our highways and roads, and over 231,000 bridges are owned by counties. Our members are nearly 2,000 county engineers, road managers and related professionals in the U.S. and Canada.